The Storefront to Online (S2O) Program is designed to teach traditional brick and mortar, home based business owners and not-for-profit agencies how to extend their business online as an additional revenue stream. The S2O program provides education webinars, business tools and digital resources directly to the business owner and provides one-on-one coaching to help business owners keep on track to reach their online goals.
The Storefront to Online program is a one on one AND group coaching program designed to back you up as you move from physical sales to online sales over 90 days.
1. We'll perform an audit of your business and create an online strategy that you can implement
2. We'll create a social media "calendar" together so you know what content to put online to help your business earn revenue.
3. Well setup more "offline" solutions such as email or SMS/Text platforms to help you nurture relationships with your potential, existing and past customers to lead to more future purchases.
4. We'll review measurement tools to understand how to know what's working, and what needs adjustment.
Small businesses are at the heart of our economy and many are vital to this community and the COVID-19 pandemic has caused uncertainty for businesses and their employees. Since May 2020, $436.4 million has been made available under the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund to southern Ontario businesses through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), including $69.4 million in targeted rural support delivered by Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs).
Through the Storefront to Online Program businesses will receive technical and professional advice and assistance in adopting and adopting virtual sales platforms, and advice for diversifying their markets and sales channels.
Business owners evolve their business online when impacted from Covid19 by creating a secondary revenue stream online.
which specific tools are fruitful for the success of their business online and understand how to use online tools to conduct business.
potential new “digital” jobs and create digital opportunities for business owners.
potential new opportunities for business online.