About Digital Main Street

Digital Main Street is a program and service that helps businesses achieve digital transformation. The program is built around an online learning platform, structured training programs, and a Digital Service Squad, a team of highly trained professionals who help businesses grow and manage their business through the adoption of digital tools and technology. When businesses join Digital Main Street and complete the onboarding process, they receive a free Digital Assessment and recommended to-do list that identifies technologies and tools that can help their business meet their digital goals. Along with the Digital Assessment, they also have the opportunity to work with the Digital Service Squad. The Digital Service Squad can work with businesses one-on-one to activate free and easy to use tools, while also providing recommendations for other technologies.

This program is designed for registered businesses located within Simcoe County with a brick and mortar location. Areas we serve include:

  • Adjala-Tosorontio
  • Barrie
  • Bradford West Gwillimbury
  • Essa
  • Innisfil
  • Midland
  • New Tecumseth
  • Orillia
  • Oro-Medonte
  • Penetanguishene
  • Ramara
  • Severn
  • Springwater
  • Tay
  • Tiny

Some key examples the DSS team can help with are:  

  • Enhancing your existing website
  • Building a basic web presence
  • Creating content for your website or social media
  • Activating easy-to-use tools such as Google My Business, social media or a free trial of an e-commerce shop through Shopify.

How it Works:

  1. Complete the free digital onboarding here.
  2. Receive a personalized to-do list with recommendations on how to reach your goals.
  3. Access a list of digital product and service providers who are offering exclusive discounts.

How Do You Learn More?

If you would like to learn more, please contact our office directly by:

  1. Phone: 705-720-2445
  2. Email: smallbusiness@barrie.ca

The Barrie Digital Main Street Service Squad is currently no longer accepting new clients for the Digital Main Street 2.0 program. You may still reach out and be put on a waiting list for the Digital Main Street 3.0 program. 

 

Laura Bainborough

Photography – www.laurajoyphotography.ca

Laura has worked in the photography industry for 8 years in addition to her Diploma in Digital Photography and Imaging from Georgian College. As a small business herself, she knows the passion that goes behind building a dream. Laura is excited to help small businesses reach their potential online by making a visual impact through photos and imaging.

Marleen Walz

(Graphic) design, identity and brand management – www.jackandsparrow.com

Marleen specializes in unique branding solutions for passionate business owners with her niche design studio Jack and Sparrow. I listen to your story, get to know your business and aim to create a beautifully crafted brand that both reflects your personal style and serves as an effective marketing tool for years to come. My business model focuses on excellent client service and personalized creative branding strategies – quality over quantity, always.