Consulting & Mentorship

Planning on starting a small business or looking to grow your current business? Our consultant and mentors are ready to help.

Town of Milton's Economic Development Division

The Town of Milton's Economic Development Division can provide you and your team with the resources, services, and information you need to effectively expand, relocate or scale your business in Milton.

Halton Region Small Business Centre

Halton Region Small Business Centre has local business experts can provide you with advice on business and marketing plans, exporting, and employment and training programs. 

Haltech

Haltech offers free services for eligible tech businesses and entrepreneurs from the centre of Halton Region’s innovation network. Haltech can provide your small business with advisory services, investment opportunities, pitch exhibitions, workshops and networking. 

Silicon Halton

Silicon Halton connects tech-focused entrepreneurs and businesses, creating opportunities for business growth, professional growth and partnerships. They help companies of all sizes discuss, develop, test and launch their business ideas.

Digital Main Street

The Digital Main Street (DMS) program will be making its third return to Milton this year. Through the renewal of the program, our Digital Service Squad (DSS) is excited to be helping more small businesses grow their digital presence.

DMS 3.0 Success

New to this year, the DMS program is a 2-year program that will run until March 2024.

About DMS

Digital Main Street (DMS) is a program that helps small, storefront main street businesses achieve digital transformation.

The pillars of the program include:

  1. Support from Digital Service Squad member to help your business grow digitally through expert advice and marketing tools. 
  2. $2,500 Digital Transformation Grant and ShopHERE program.
  3. Online learning platform & structured training to enhance digital marketing knowledge.

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DMS Program Offerings

$2,500 Digital Transformation Grant

Through a partnership with the Province of Ontario, TABIA, and administered by the Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA) the DTG program will provide funding for training, advisory support, and grants to brick-and-mortar small businesses looking increase their capacity through digital transformation. 

The Digital Transformation Grant is now open will close  October 31, 2022 or until all grant funds have been exhausted, whichever comes first.

ShopHERE program powered by Google

ShopHERE is a program that provides independent small businesses and artists with a quick, easy and no-cost way to get selling online right away.

DMS R.A.I.S.E

R.A.I.S.E. is a program focused on assisting Indigenous, Black and other racialized entrepreneurs to start and scale their business. The program will provide coaching, mentorship, advisory services and grants to entrepreneurs looking to increase their capacity and scale their business. 

Canada Digital Adoption Program

As part of the Canada Digital Adoption Program, the Government of Canada has partnered with Digital Main Street and their ShopHERE powered by Google program to deliver the Grow Your Business Online grant to small businesses across the country. Eligible businesses will receive a micro-grant of up to $2,400 to help with the costs related to adopting e-commerce and supported by a network of e-commerce advisors.

Programming & Financial Resources