Boost your business technology with a $15,000 grant
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Are you a small to medium-sized Canadian business looking to boost your business technology?
You’re in luck! The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) is now available to you with up to $15,000 in government funding to build your digital adoption plan and roadmap.
Let’s get started.
With a total funding of $4 billion, CDAP aims to support businesses in embracing digital transformation.
Through the Boost Your Business Technology grant, you can receive financial assistance to hire a Digital advisor and cover the costs of your Digital Adoption Plan. Linx Agency will help you every step of the way. You’ll need to confirm that you’re eligible for the program (Step 2):
Born with a purpose. Linx is built to help your organization grow.
At Linx Agency, we have more than 50 years of combined experience working with SMEs across Canada. Our team specializes in technology, product development, and digital marketing. As your growth advisors, we collaborate with your team to develop strategies that enhance both internal and customer-facing process
Why boost your technology?
Boosting your marketing technology can provide more meaningful data insights, expanded reach, greater innovation, and automated processes. By harnessing the power of technology, Linx helps businesses enhance their marketing efforts and achieve greater success in today’s digital landscape.
- Data analytics – advanced tools and platforms enable marketers to collect and analyze vast amounts of data, providing valuable insights into consumer behaviour, demographics, and preferences, maximizing their return on investment.
- Online advertising platforms, search engine optimization, and social media marketing to build your brand and drive conversions.
- Innovation has also facilitated the development of innovative marketing strategies; AI, Interactive advertisements, virtual reality experiences, and augmented reality.
Linx Agency is ready to help your company adopt the right-sized marketing solutions.
Technology enhances sales teams’ efficiency and effectiveness in many way. This will help you achieve your sales targets more efficiently:
- Sales enablement tools automate repetitive tasks, providing data-driven insights, improving communication and collaboration.
- CRM systems enable sales teams to focus on building relationships and closing deals, rather than getting bogged down by administrative tasks.
- Content management systems, sales playbooks, and mobile applications empower sales professionals with access to relevant information, resources, and collateral, enabling them to deliver compelling and effective sales presentations.
Linx Agency is ready to help your company adopt the right-sized sales solutions.
By leveraging digital tools, companies can streamline their operations, reduce costs, increase productivity, and enhance overall workflow efficiency.
- Automation of data entry, inventory and document management, approval processes and payroll will reduce manual effort and increase efficiency.
- Integration and connectivity across various systems allows for smooth data flow and information sharing between departments.
- Cloud-based collaboration tools, project management software, and instant messaging platforms foster teamwork.
Linx Agency is ready to help your company adopt the right-sized back-office solutions.
Technologies like encryption and multi-factor authentication add an extra layer of protection, ensuring that sensitive information remains secure from unauthorized access. By leveraging the power of technology, you can mitigate risks, proactively respond to threats, and safeguard your digital assets effectively.
Technology provides valuable insights and analytics that aid cross functional teams in making informed decisions. Advanced analytics tools and platforms give organizations access to real-time data, allowing them to understand customer behavior, predict trends, and optimize their strategies.
These insights enable teams to identify opportunities, target the right prospects, and personalize their engagements, ultimately driving higher conversion rates and revenue.
Linx Agency is ready to help your company adopt the right-sized analytics solutions.
Our latest CDAP success
Aura Kitchens & Cabinetry Inc. (“Aura Kitchens”) is a custom kitchen cabinet and bathroom vanity manufacturer serving Mississauga, Burlington, Vaughan, Oakville, and Richmond Hill. Aura’s products are known for their elegant integration of form and function. Using an in-house design team and professional installers, Aura works closely with clients to deliver custom products.
Linx collaborated with Aura Kitchens through interviews, site visits, and a workshop to gain a deeper understanding of Aura’s current state and business objectives. In order to achieve their target revenues by 2025, several digital opportunities were identified to help facilitate this growth.
New tools and platforms:
- Email marketing platform to nurture leads
- Marketing automation tool
- Analytics dashboard and reporting
- Sales automation tool
We know Entrepreneurs
Linx has been an integral part of BDC’s consultant network for almost a decade. We’ve worked with hundres of SMEs across Canada helping them achieve strategic goals with a digital roadmap that prioritizes the right projects and investments to boost productivity and sales.
With BDC, we’ve also helped SMEs select the right systems and vendors with expert guidance at every step, from defining requirements to evaluating solutions and vendors. Our impartial approach and use of best practices ensures selection and implementation of the right technologies, such as ERPs, CRMs, Industry 4.0, and industry-specific solutions.
The Canada Digital Adoption Program is a national program supporting the growth of small and medium businesses by making the adoption of digital tools and technologies easy and accessible.
The program consists of two streams: Grow Your Business Online and Boost Your Business Technology.
row Your Business Online is targeted at small, consumer-facing businesses with at least one employee, and provides access to a network of E-commerce advisors, as well as a micro-grant of up to $2,400 for eligible digital adoption expenses. The Grow Your Business Online stream is delivered through regional partners, and is delivered through Connected Saskatchewan for Saskatchewan businesses.
Applications are available at https://digitalmainstreet.ca
Boost Your Business Technology is targeted at small to medium businesses with at least one employee and between $500,000 and $5 million in annual revenue. The program provides up to $15,000 for the creation of a digital adoption plan, as well as a $100,000 interest-free loan and a $7,300 wage subsidy to help implement the plan. The Boost Your Business Technology stream is delivered through the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
Connected Saskatchewan is NOT responsible for delivering the Boost Your Business Technology stream, and is unable to answer specific questions or view the status of your application. Please go to https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/152.nsf/eng/00013.html to view more information and to apply for the Boost Your Business Technology stream.
Yes. Eligible businesses can access both streams of the program, subject to approval by the respective delivery agent.
The program will be available until March 2025, subject to remaining grant availability.
This program focuses solely on services that assess your digital maturity and opportunities to improve your competitiveness through digital transformation. You can’t use the grant to purchase new hardware and platforms. But you can use it for advisor fees, commissions, and charges associated with creating your digital adoption plan.
Once you’re approved, your digital advisor will:
- Conduct a business needs assessment,
- Provide solution options that align with your budget and business objectives, and
- Build out a strategy and roadmap.
You’ll have nine months to put together your digital adoption plan and submit all relevant invoices to the Boost Your Business Technology Grant program for reimbursement (up to 90% of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $15,000).
Your company is required to work with one of the Government of Canada’s approved partners to receive the grant. Digital advisors will help you assess both your digital maturity and the business opportunities you can realize with the support of modern hardware and platforms.
Specifically, this portion of the program will provide you with a:
- Current state analysis
- Post-transformation capability report
- Summary of proposed digital solutions, including a cost/benefit analysis of your top three options and high-level requirements
- Near- and long-term digital strategy
- Implementation roadmap (e.g., timelines, costs and required capabilities)
The completion of these documents will be the end of your Boost Your Business Technology grant experience — although it’s just the beginning of your digital transformation. You’ll then have an opportunity to apply for the interest-free loan through BDC, with an option to choose the same or a different advisor to help you bring you implement your roadmap.
You may also qualify for a $7,300 wage subsidy to hire a current student or recent graduate as part of your digital transformation or adoption initiative.
Linx Agency is an experienced digital shop staffed with skilled individuals, extensive knowledge, and valuable connections to assist you in maximizing the benefits of your digital investments. As an authorized supplier within the Government of Canada’s Digital Advisor Marketplace, we can guide you seamlessly through the entire process—starting from initiating your digital transformation to conducting the initial eligibility assessment, and ultimately, developing and executing your implementation roadmap.
Our committed team is specifically focused on CDAP and is eager to showcase the potential opportunities available to you. Get in touch with us today to explore how your business can take advantage of this remarkable and transformative funding opportunity.