The Province of British Columbia has introduced the Launch Online Grant program for small and medium businesses in B.C. Eligible businesses can apply for up to $7,500 to help build or improve their e-commerce efforts.

According to Statistics Canada, retail e-commerce sales reached a record $3.9 billion in May 2020 across the country – a nearly 111% increase over May 2019. It’s clear that online shopping is the way of the future and the province wants to help B.C.-based businesses do that.

To apply, businesses need to submit a proposal detailing how they plan to use the funds to build or improve their online shop. Work needs to be completed within 12 weeks and use B.C.-based businesses to do the development.

The program is now open and accepting applications until all the funding has been allocated.

For more information and to apply today, visit the Launch Online Grant Program website.

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