The following is a shortlist of financial, marketing and informational resources to help business owners navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Financial Support for Businesses and Employees

Marketing Support

  • Digital Main Street
    • ShopHERE – Digital Main Street is collaborating with Google, Shopify, Mastercard and Microsoft to build and optimize free online stores for small businesses
    • $2,500 Grant – apply for a grant to adopt new digital technologies
    • Future Proof Program – assists businesses with identifying new markets, pivoting their business model, and developing and implementing a deep digital transformation plan
    • Digital Main Street Squad– offers free assistance to BIA-member businesses looking to enhance digital presence and sell products online. Click here to set up a virtual appointment
  • Google Ads Credits
    Google Ads is giving $340 million in ad credits to small and medium-sized businesses, which can be used at any point until the end of 2020 across Google Ads platforms.

Reopening Guidelines and Resources
BIA members only – contact info@oakvilledowntown.com for access

Guidance 

  • Stop the Spread Business Information Line
    The latest information on which businesses are permitted to open. If you have questions about whether your business is permitted to open, call toll free at 1-888-444-3659.

COVID-19 Updates