Small Business Networking Platform coming to Halton as first Digital Main Street Community Collaboration Project

By November 25, 2020December 3rd, 2020Digital Main Street, News

Haltech and the Halton Small Business Centre are pleased to announce their first Community Collaboration Project as part of the Digital Main Street Future Proof Program in Halton region. Technology innovator TrustD.space has been selected as the recipient of $22,500 in funding to help launch a digital networking platform to help small businesses in Halton. This Digital Main Street project is made possible through financial support from the Government of Canada through FedDev Ontario’s Regional Relief and Recovery Fund.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of in-person networking and social events, many small businesses have lost access to the local support they relied on for new business leads, social connection and collaboration. The new online community hub will help small business owners and employees recover from COVID-19 restrictions by offering free access to virtual networking and discussion groups. There will also be hosted, online events and opportunities to connect in various communities of interest.

The Project includes three phases: Design, Beta Test and Roll-out. Design phase begins immediately. Beta Testing is expected to start on December 10th and the public Roll-out is expected by mid-January. Anyone interested in being a beta tester for the new platform can send an email to smallbusiness@halton.ca with “Beta Test” in the subject line.

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