Intuit QuickBooks Canada Joins Digital Main Street To Get Canadian Businesses Online

Intuit Canada today joins Digital Main Street in their mission to help facilitate getting 50,000 Canadian small businesses online over the next year through the development of e-commerce storefronts. Intuit Canada will also help Digital Main Street advance their online web platform and will enable small businesses to receive direct 1-on-1 support through consultation meetings and online webinar training sessions. 

According to a July 2020 survey done by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), just over half (57 per cent) of small businesses are fully open and around half (53 per cent) think it will take more than six months to get back to normal profitability. In Ontario, the government stated that around 40 per cent of small enterprises in the province do not have a website. By adopting and optimizing an online presence, small businesses may be able to avoid permanent closures and continue to reach and sell to customers. 

Over the next year, this new collaboration will support Digital Main Street initiatives across Canada in the following ways: 

  • By increasing the capacity of Digital Main Street programming, including supporting advanced development of the online web platform, which is a hub for small businesses to receive on-demand training.
  • By supporting the continued growth of the ShopHERE program powered by Google Canada, to help get 50,000 businesses online this year through the development of e-commerce storefronts.
  • By increasing the capacity of the Digital Service Squad, enabling SMBs to receive direct 1-on-1 support through consultation meetings and online webinar training sessions.

To learn more about Digital Main Street and the programs and learning opportunities available to main street business owners, visit www.digitalmainstreet.ca 

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