ShopHERE assists local independent businesses and artists build an online presence to help market and showcase their business, while mitigating some of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Small business owners can build a custom online store at no-cost.
“We are pleased to be a participating Municipality and I encourage our small business community to sign up and take advantage of this program to build their free online store,” said South Dundas economic development officer Rob Hunter in a release Friday.
To join the program, a business must be independently owned or a registered non-profit organization; have a commercial location or is home-based; has fewer than 10 employees (restaurants and bars must have fewer than 25 employees and not be a corporate chain or franchise).
Earlier this month, the provincial government announced a $57-million investment in the Digitial Main Street platform to help nearly 23,000 Ontario businesses create or enhance their online platform to assist with recovery efforts from the COVID-19 pandemic.