COVID Recovery



We understand that small businesses have been strongly impacted by COVID-19, which is why the Small Business Centre is here to help with programs, resources, and tools so you can get back to business.

DMS Digital Service Squad

It's time to locate your business online! The Digital Service Squad will assist you with FREE digital transformation consulting and support. Let us help you access the knowledge and guidance you need to complete your digital transformation. Whether that is having a stronger online presence, selling online, or improving your social media strategies.

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DMS ShopHERE Powered by Google

Powered by Google and in partnership with Digital Main Street, the ShopHERE program provides access to a volunteer website developer who will provide businesses and artists with hands-on support to design and launch an e-commerce website using the Shopify platform. Sign up today! It's a quick, easy, and no-cost way to get selling online right away.

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DMS Future Proof Transformation Teams

Transformation Teams is a program that assists businesses with identifying new markets, pivoting their business model, and developing and implementing a deep digital transformation plan.

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DMS Create Your Account

Digital Main Street is a free platform that helps main street businesses identify and adopt the right digital tools and technologies that can help reach more customers and boost sales.

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The Small Business Recovery Outreach Program

Earlier this year, the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre interviewed over 100 small business owners to hear about the challenges that are being faced. Through this, our team compiled a Small Business Recovery Toolkit, including a comprehensive list of tools, resources, and programs that can assist you with the next stages of recovery and reopening for your business.

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Peer2Peer

Join the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre for a Peer2Peeer group session. Peer2Peer groups help professionals in the Waterloo Region share challenges and lessons-learned in a friendly, informal environment. Peer2Peer groups provide an opportunity for individuals in similar roles or functions to exchange advice and best-practices information.

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Get The Support You Need

If you’re facing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19, there is support available for individuals and businesses.

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Get Your Answers

During the COVID-19 crisis, our primary concern is making sure you have the support you need to get through this uncertain and challenging time. We will provide you with the latest information on government announcements. Answers to frequently asked questions related to; Business Continuity, Financial Support, EI & Employment Income, Employee Management, Fraud & Business Security, Health & Safety, and Employee Travel.

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Last updated September 30, 2020