• Colin Hope

Receive $7,500 From BC's Launch Online Grant To Improve Your Business' Online Presence

Updated: May 26, 2021

Build Online Store

The British Columbia government has launched the Launch Online Grant to help businesses to reach new markets by enhancing their online presence, whether it's by attracting new customers through online marketing or expanding their sales channels by developing an online store or enhancing their existing one.

Through the Launch Online Grant accepted companies can use the grant to pay for up to 75% of eligible expenses up to a maximum of $7,500 per business.


What Can I Do With This Grant?

Every Project Must Include One Of:

  1. Online Store Development

  2. Online Appointment Booking

The Remainder Of Your Budget Can Go Towards:

  1. Website redesign or upgrades

  2. Online Advertising Campaigns (Google Ads, for example)

  3. Social Media Advertising Campaigns (Facebook / Instagram Promotions, for example)

  4. Copywriting services

  5. Professional photography & videography

  6. E-commerce platform subscription (up to 1 year)

  7. Online Appointment Booking subscriptions (up to 1 year)

  8. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

  9. Online advertising including banner and embedded advertising artwork

What this means is your project requires either a new or improved Online Store, or Online Booking component. The remainder of the budget you choose to use can be put towards other online improvements.

If you have been considering upgrading your website or online presence, the Launch Online grant will provide fantastic value to your improvements.

We have been helping clients outline their project requirements and ways to help them and would be happy to talk with you today!



Do You Qualify?

So you are probably wondering do you qualify for the Launch Online Grant? There's a good chance you do!

British Columbia's Launch Online Grant Business Requirements:

  • The business is owned by a B.C. resident(s)

  • Primarily operates in B.C.

  • The business:

  • Is currently operating and registered in B.C.

  • Employs less than 149 B.C. residents

  • Pays taxes in B.C.

  • Maintains a Business number & GST number (and PST and WorkSafeBC number if needed)

  • Sales greater than $30,000 in the past year.

  • Does not currently have an online store (Or your online store has incomplete development).

  • Does not use an Online Booking Software or Program (Or the Online Booking Software or Program as incomplete development).

We would encourage you to apply to the Launch Online Grant or contact us directly to help you with your qualification and development needs.



Finding An Online Store Developer

The Launch Online Grant requires the funding be used towards a hiring B.C.-based company(ies) to do the online store or online booking system development.

This will be especially helpful to this growing industry, generating revenue for local companies and help growing jobs.

Hope Media House is an experienced Online Store Developer. We work in Shopify and WooCommerce primarily, but can work with your existing store infrastructure too. We would love to work with you in helping launch your business online, feel free to browse our Online Store portfolio here.

With over 10 years of online development, we can quickly and confidently create an online store to build your business further.


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