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Get your business online, for free.

  • December 18, 2020
  • Written by Community Futures Meridian

Community Futures Meridian has partnered with Apex Alberta and Google’s Digital Mainstreet program to get your business selling online, for free.

DMS OverviewThe shopHere program is available for small independent businesses who currently do not have resources to build an online store. The program provides participating businesses 17+ hours of hands-on support and digital training at no cost. You’ll get a custom website template, hands on setup support, free digital marketing training and access to free tools and ad credits - everything you need to get started with online marketing. 

How it Works:

To qualify businesses must be a registered independent business (cannot be a corporate chain or franchise) and have fewer than 10 employees (or fewer than 25 if the business is a cafe, restaurant or bar). 

Sign up at: https://www.apexalberta.ca/shophere

Businesses will be assigned a student who will walk you through the process and gather the information needed to build your online store. Once your assigned student has built the online store you’ll receive support to launch your store. This includes adding inventory, setting up payment options, education on shipping, lessons on digital marketing and more. Additional follow-up time can be booked to help you deal with any issues or improvements needed. 

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