By: Katie Shore Feb 12/2021

Small businesses, like yours, are vital for our communities. COVID-19 has made it more difficult to continue connecting with your customers and making positive impacts in your neighbourhoods. All of your current and potential customers are staying home and shopping online. How do you make sure that your retail business remains accessible?

The BC government has announced the Launch Online grant, which makes it easier than ever for businesses like yours to transition online. Learn more about this grant, and how Snaptech Marketing can help you, below.

What is the Launch Online Grant?

The BC Government has recognized the benefits of moving your brick-and-mortar business online, in order to safely reconnect with customers and promote your product or service offerings. This is why the Launch Online grant has been released as part of BC’s Economic Recovery Plan.

With the Launch Online grant, your business can have up to 75% of the investment to transition your business to an online format covered, to a maximum of $7500. This is an opportunity to elevate your sales using different strategies, such as creating or upgrading your website or a digital advertising campaign. The possibilities are endless – but where to begin?

As digital marketing experts, we have seen first hand the impact of working alongside small businesses like yours and creating custom marketing plans that help you achieve your goals.

How Digital Marketing Grows Your Business

Collaborating with a digital marketing agency ensures that the money you invest moving your business online goes as far as possible, setting you up for the best results. Working alongside established marketers who understand the digital landscape while genuinely caring about your business’ needs and success can make a huge difference, regardless of the pandemic.

All of your customers are online; creating a digital marketing strategy is imperative for staying connected with them throughout these unpredictable times, no matter what. Your digital marketing presence ensures that you can create the same incredible experiences that you provide in your brick-and-mortar location, even when customers can’t physically visit your store.

Whether it’s on your website, social media, or through advertising, your digital marketing campaign allows you to take control of your online image. You know what your customers love about your business – why not take this opportunity to showcase all of the things that make you unique?

In working alongside a digital agency, you’ll have a team of experts helping you every step of the way. At Snaptech, we know how to connect with your customers and can help you find the right messaging to bring in new ones. We use our knowledge to help find the right channels for the exact product or services that you offer. You know what you do best – we just make sure that you’re appearing in the right places, at the right time, to the right people.

In reconnecting with your customers, working with experts, and promoting the best things about your business, you’ll be able to use the Launch Online grant to make a valuable impact that will last beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

How Snaptech Can Help You

Snaptech Marketing has over 15 years of experience helping small to mid-sized businesses, like yours, achieve success, bring in new customers, and make sales online. In partnering with us, we can provide your business with a customized version of the following plan:

  • We will begin by assisting you with your application for the Launch Online grant.
  • Then, we will set up an online store for your products or services.
  • After the online store is set up, we will set up tracking in Analytics, so we can provide measurable results as to how the online store and marketing strategies are impacting your business.
  • We will then develop an advertising strategy that finds your ideal customers online and allows you to valuably connect with them.

Let’s Get Started

Program applications for the Launch Online grant are now open until the funding has been subscribed. There is no better time to begin investing in your digital marketing strategy and see your business begin to thrive once more. Contact Snaptech Marketing today to discuss how we can make this grant work for your retail business – fill out a contact form here or give us a call at (604) 677-0742.