The Digital Service Squad

Optimize your marketing and be guided through the Digital Main Street program by experienced local experts.

Served over 1,000 businesses across Simcoe County and counting!

What is Digital Main Street?

Digital Main Street is a program that helps businesses with their digital transformation. The program offers several resources like grants, learning programs, and a local 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.

Meet The Coaches

Learn more about us and our areas of expertise.

Shelley Brook
Marleen Walz
jiun liao

Roadshows and Workshops

Group coaching for you and your business community. We travel around Simcoe offering workshops to figure out what you don’t know and find other local businesses willing to help each other out.

Compass Meetings

A private meeting with all the coaches where we bounce ideas around with you to create a marketing campaign that puts you on the right track to achieve your goals.

One-on-One

A private session with a coach to learn and talk about a specific area of marketing you are struggling with or hoping to learn in more detail.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

First, fill out this form to get in touch with one of the coaches. We’ll explain the process of getting started with Digital Main Street, the services available within the program, and next steps in order to get started with those services.

What are the requirements?

This program is designed for registered businesses located within Simcoe County with a brick and mortar location.

Do you serve my town/area?

Areas we serve include:

  • Adjala-Tosorontio
  • Barrie
  • Bradford West Gwillimbury
  • Essa
  • Innisfil
  • Midland
  • New Tecumseth
  • Orillia
  • Oro-Medonte
  • Penetanguishene
  • Ramara
  • Severn
  • Springwater
  • Tay
  • Tiny
What if I have more questions?

If you would like to learn more, please contact our office directly by phone at 705-720-2445 or email at smallbusiness@barrie.ca

Meet Your Digital Service Squad

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. She will 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. Her business model focuses on excellent client service and personalized creative branding strategies – quality over quantity, always.

Shelley Brook

Social media and content creation – www.instagram.com/shelleylbrook

Shelley has worked in the online business world for over 3 years as a Virtual Assistant, Social Media Manager and Launch Event Strategist.  Technology and the online space is a fast paced, ever changing world and Shelley makes it a priority to continually learn and expand her skills and knowledge to best serve her clients. She has a passion for helping small, independent businesses grow and bring their unique message and products to the world.

Jiun Liao

Strategic marketing – https://lobomedia.ca/

As a strategic marketing consultant, Jiun’s passion lies in educating and inspiring people to transform the way businesses approach their marketing. Developing marketing strategies and building campaigns that create experiences people want to talk about. Jiun helps businesses generate long term growth and become better, smarter marketers. Learn to market with people instead of to them, to build relationships in a digital world, and attract better (not just more) customers.

Get in touch!

Get in touch with one of our coaches and discover what we can do for you.

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