By Goat Staff

The Province is encouraging small businesses to sell their wares online as a strategy to keep the economy moving despite the ravages of COVID-19. Businesses that have a GST number and pay taxes in BC, have generated $30,000 of sales in 2019 or 2020 and sell ‘repeatable’ products will be eligible for a grant of up to $7,500 to build or improve their online store.

Grant recipients can use the funding for a variety of online-related expenses, including pictures, creating an online inventory system, advertising costs, subscription costs of an e-commerce platform and training staff to manage the website.

Participants must use at least one local BC Service provider to build the store.

“Through this model, the grant funding can be reinvested in B.C.-based marketing and technology companies to generate revenues for local companies and help secure and grow jobs.”

The funding is available until March 31 or until all the funds have been used.

The project must be finished within 12 weeks.

Businesses can learn more about the application project by visiting: