We’re launching the Going Digital project!

Now more than ever our business community is acutely aware of the importance of having a strong digital presence. However, for many small businesses this is not the case, so the Small Business Centre is launching the Going Digital project.

Does your business have…

  • An outdated web site, or no web site at all?
  • An underdeveloped social media presence?
  • A generally weak online presence?

If that sounds familiar then the Small Business Centre’s Digital Service Squad will:

  • Assess your business needs
  • Create a list of the most needed improvements
  • Liaise with our roster of Digital Agencies to get the work done as quickly as possible

There is NO CHARGE for the work of the Digital Service Squad! Their services are being provided free by the Small Business Centre as one of the ways in which we’re supporting local businesses in this time of need.

Key information:

  • To receive an assessment please email GoingDigital@barrie.ca
  • This program will only run for a short time, so please act fast
  • Any work carried out by a Digital Agency will be payable by you, the business owner

For questions and inquiries please email GoingDigital@barrie.ca


Meet The Digital Service Squad:


Melissa Pauli-Cardoso

Service Squad Lead & Social Media Lead

After working abroad implementing a Social Innovation & Culture Exchange pilot project, Melissa’s passion for writing was ignited. Melissa is a freelance content creator that helps organizations learn how to create and launch social media strategies for their businesses. She can help you grow your business by assisting you with brand discovery, persona building and teach you how to navigate your social media channels. She is excited to work with you to share your company’s products or services online.

Dustin Hyden

Web Development Lead – https://hyden.ca/

Dustin has spent the better part of his life learning web design and development. Now, he’s joined the Digital Main Street program to help you and other Barrie businesses get online and grow your online presence. He can teach you how to make a basic website, or enhance your existing website. Dustin believes that local business is the key to Barrie’s future growth and wants to help as many businesses as he can to make sure that we, as a community grow and thrive together.

Chris Vonditsianos

Ecommerce and Analytics Lead – https://vondivelopment.com/


Chris is the owner of the digital brand development company Vondivelopment. He is also currently studying for his Honours Bachelors of Business Administration (Management & Leadership). A few other things he has done is created a clothing brand and also own the Shopify app called Me-zur!


Going Digital is in partnership with: