Digital Main Street Reopens Funding Portal

January 18, 2024
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – There is still time to take advantage of the Digital Main Street Program.

Digital Main Street Grant

Digital Main Street has re-opened the application portal for a limited time between January 10th and January 31st, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. The Digital Transformation Grant aims to support local businesses in their digital transformation journey by providing financial assistance for various digital services. From creating a Google Business profile to developing a professional website and implementing effective social media marketing strategies, the grant will help businesses enhance their online presence and reach a wider audience.

Eligible businesses can start the application process now by creating or entering their account, and then completing the digital assessment and online training through the Digital Main Street Portal at

Penny Rudderham, the new Digital Service Advisor at the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre, is in place to help local businesses in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, and Akwesasne take advantage of the latest digital tools and strategies. Ms. Rudderham will be working with small business owners across the region by supporting their grant application.

Also available to small businesses is Shop Here, a digital platform launched by Digital Main Street, which has also been useful in assisting businesses in Cornwall and the surrounding areas. This platform allows local businesses to establish an online presence and sell their products or services to a larger customer base. With a marked shift towards online shopping, Shop Here has helped many businesses adapt to changing consumer behavior.

More information on the Digital Main Street Program, as well as the Canada Digital Adoption Program, is available here:

The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre continues to actively support businesses in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, and Akwesasne as the look to implement a range of digital services. By providing assistance to set up Google Business profiles, creating professional websites, and implementing effective social media marketing strategies, Business Enterprise Centre staff, have helped numerous businesses thrive in the digital landscape.

Businesses who would like assistance applying to the Digital Transformation Grant or online digital support, are encouraged to contact the Business Enterprise Centre and speak with Ms. Rudderham directly at (613) 930-2787 ext. 2560 or

About Digital Main Street

With an investment from Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and administered by the Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA), in partnership with the Toronto Association of BIAs, Digital Main Street is an active and progressive program focused on helping small businesses adopt digital tools and technologies and embrace digital marketing. The program is based on three important components: Knowledge transfer through online training and assessments, Resources including Digital Transformation Grants and support through Digital Service Squads.

About Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre

The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre is a valuable resource for entrepreneurs and small business owners in Cornwall and the surrounding area. The Centre provides support, guidance, and resources to help businesses start, grow, and succeed.

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