Applications have closed for this program. If you applied, the Launch Online program will let you know if your application was successful.
You could get your business online for less than $2500.
2020 was hard for retailers. We’re still in choppy waters in 2021. What was predicted to be a 5 to 7 year trend of online shopping adoption compressed into 2020. Many businesses adapted. If your business didn’t pivot and take it online, there’s still time! Better than that: there’s expertise in getting businesses online; and even better: there’s MONEY available to get your business online.
The Launch Online Grant program provides funding to B.C.-based business to create an online shop and/or improve their e-commerce experience to attract new local customers and expand to new markets. The grant will pay for up to 75% of eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $7,500 per business.
As part of the Province of BC’s Stronger BC Economic Recovery Plan, the Launch Online program has $12 million available o help businesses get their operations onto the Internet to spur business growth, drive economic development and provide support for small and medium sized businesses, including regional and Indigenous businesses. Throughout 2020, Web321 heard businesses when they needed to get online fast. We’re ready with a plan to build, manage and support your online business.
The program supports a rapid response for businesses and is accepting applications from businesses ready to start and finish their online shop within 12 weeks.
- Up-to 25% of funds will be reserved for Indigenous businesses and businesses operating outside of the lower mainland and greater Victoria.
- The funds must be used to hire a B.C.-based company to do the online store development. Web321 is a corporation in BC operating in Saanichton BC. We’re BC natives who understand the needs of BC based businesses and what makes BC based businesses special on the global stage.
We have a page dedicated to the BC Grant Program: Launch Online details.