Need to get your business online?

We can help.

COVID-19 has hit many businesses hard, we have experts that can get you online.

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We can help match you with a local business coach ready to help build your action plan to get online, no cost, no obligation if your businesses has less than 500 employees and based in one of: 

  • Greater Victoria
  • Central Island, Northern Island, Sunshine Coast & Gulf Islands
  • Okanagan  Valley
  • Kootenays
  • Central Interior B.C.
  • North Central B.C.

We can help match you with a local business coach ready to help build your action plan to get online, no cost, no obligation. 

 

We know COVID-19 has created a new normal. New norms, new restrictions, and your business needs to keep running.  

We also know businesses like yours are fundamental to B.C.’s economy. This pilot program is focused on helping local businesses in 6 regions of B.C. get online.  

We match you with business coaches in your area to help you: 

  • Identify key steps to get online
  • Share resources and tools you can use to solve your business needs
  • Access content to build your team's digital skills

The Digital Economy: Rapid Response + Resiliency Program (DER3) can help you identify changes you can make today so you can better engage with the digital economy. Our experts have decades of experience of how you can leverage digital tools to get your business online.

This is a pilot programavailable in 6 regions of B.C., focused on helping local main street businesses get online. There’s no cost or obligation. Read more about eligibility criteria below. 

 

Is your company eligible?

  • Less than 500 employees, 

  • Located in one of: 

    • Greater Victoria
    • Central Island, Northern Island, Sunshine Coast & Gulf Islands
    • Okanagan  Valley
    • Kootenays
    • Central Interior B.C.
    • North Central B.C.
  • Completed the application form.

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Timing

Once we receive your application form we’ll match you with the right expert in your area. They’ll reach out in 3-5 days to schedule a call to better understand your business and help you: 

  • Define an action plan,
  • Provide you with some immediate guidance on steps you can take today,
  • Point you in the direction of additional resources

Our expert will be available to you at no cost, and the time commitment depends on your specific needs. If we can’t help you with implementing the actions we recommend, we will make suggestions on who can. We want to help you take your business online.

 

About the Program, Digital Economy: Rapid Response + Resiliency

Innovate BC helps deliver programs for B.C. businesses to recover and be resilient. We know local businesses are an important backbone of our economy. 

In response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Innovate BC is pleased to offer DER3 to support small-medium sized businesses, in any sector, enter or expand in the digital economy. 

Since this is a pilot program, we are first offering it in these 6 regions in B.C. The program is delivered by local feet on the ground, an accelerator in our network.  

The program will provide: 

  • Personalized advisory services to asses needs, recommend tools and solutions toward appropriate technology adoption, and guidance on the implementation,
  • Resource materials, best practices and tools needed to increase business capacity, expand into new markets or opportunities, and respond to the physical restrictions associated with COVID-19 workplace requirements,
  • Connections to vetted digital service providers and subject matter experts that may address specific needs.

If you fit in the program but it’s not available in your region, please signup here to receive information on our other programs and educational content. We’ll also let you know if the program becomes available in your area. 

Ready to start the application?