Launch Online Grant Eligibility Expanded

by | Mar 17, 2021 | Business, Government | 0 comments

Good news. Bad News. Good News. Great News!
Good News: The Launch Online Program offers up to $7500 of help to BC Businesses.
Bad News: The initial funding has been spent
Good News: Another $30-million has been made available.
Great News: The eligibility has been expanded! More businesses are eligible!

    • The business is owned by a B.C. resident or residents;
    • The business’s sole or primary operations are located in B.C.
    • The business:
      • Is currently operating;
      • Is registered in B.C.
      • Employs up to 149 B.C. residents;
      • Pays taxes in B.C.
      • Maintains a
        • Federal business number
        • GST number
        • PST and WorkSafeBC number (where applicable)
      • Generated sales of more than $30,000 in the past year (in 2019, or in the year preceding the application)
    • One of the following applies:
      • Does not currently have an online store or has an online store that has no more than three of the five identified online store features optimized
        • Customer registration and information security features
        • Shopping cart and order management capabilities
        • Payment processing options including application of appropriate taxes and shipping costs at time of ordering
        • Product catalogue, search and inventory status
        • Website analytics and reporting capabilities
      • OR

    • Does not currently have an online booking system or has an online booking system that has no more than three of the five identified online booking features
      • Customer registration and information security features
      • Schedule navigation and reservation management capabilities
      • Payment processing options including application of appropriate taxes at time of ordering, if applicable
      • Automated replies and reminders
      • Website analytics and reporting capabilities