Resources for Expanding or Taking Your Business Online

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

There are some resources available to you to get started in or upgrade your online presence.

Digital Mainstreet

In Ontario, Digital Main Street will help small businesses improve how they use digital tools, and help them adopt technologies like ecommerce and social media platforms. Other Digital Main Street services that will be available include digital training, local service squads, and grants of up to $2,500 to help businesses adopt digital technology. By joining Digital Main Street and completing the onboarding process, you receive a free Digital Assessment and recommended to-do list that identifies technologies and tools that can help your business meet their digital goals.

Digital Mainstreet & Other Resources COVID-19

Visit Their Frequently Asked Questions section to learn more about them:

Announcement about the Digital Mainstreet Ontario-wide launch:


Shopify has really stepped up in what they are offering through their proven, robust online shopping programs. I have personally used Shopify before and it is fairly easy to use and gives your customer a well laid out website to shop for your products.

Extended 90-day free trial
$200 million in small business funding
Online Shopify Community support
Gift cards for all plans and customers
Live events – online virtual programming to help your business through this public health situation.
Local pickup and delivery options through the programming


are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time.

A Little About Central

The Municipality of Central Manitoulin is located in the centre of Manitoulin Island with an abundance of lakes, rivers, and beaches. The Municipality includes the villages and hamlets of Mindemoya, Providence Bay, Spring Bay, Sandfield and Big Lake. We offer diverse attractions and unique landmarks such as our sandy beach in Providence Bay or access to Lake Manitou, the largest lake on the island. We invite you to visit our community in the "heart" of Manitoulin Island. 

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