CANADA’S GROW YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE GRANT: HOW TO APPLY | EP 88
Are you searching for ways to save money in your private practice? Have you considered looking into the grants that you could qualify for? Have you heard of the micro-grant “Canada’s Digital Adoption Program” (CDAP) that’s specifically for small businesses?
I decided to find out some more information about the CDAP grant after it came up in conversation a couple of times in podcast episode 85 and episode 87. I tried it out and now I can share my experience and insight with you!
This grant is definitely worth applying for. Check below if you meet the criteria, and get to it! It’s a great way for you to help yourself succeed!
As you know I’m all about seeing you succeed in your Canadian private practice, so in the spirit of keeping things real, check out my Tools and Deals page where you can get free access to my online private practice checklist, as well as discount codes and subscriptions specials on EMRs, website builders, and online practice essentials. Visit www.fearlesspractice.ca/deals to claim your discount codes and to get more info!
As you know I’m all about seeing you succeed in your Canadian private practice, so in the spirit of keeping things real, check out my Tools and Deals page where you can get free access to my online private practice checklist, as well as discount codes and subscriptions specials on EMRs, website builders, and online practice essentials. Visit fearlesspractice.ca/deals to claim your discount codes and to get more info!
In This Episode
- What it is
- How to apply
- What you get
What it is
The CDAP is a micro-grant that the Canadian government is offering the owners of small Canadian businesses to help them reach the next level of their success.
‘It’s a grow-your-own-business-online grant that the Canadian government is giving out … to businesses to help them move online and learn about digital services so that you can apply these digital services to your business.’ – Julia Smith
This micro-grant consists of $2400 to help you with building your business online. If you are approved, you will also get access to advisors and people that can help you to grow your business online!
How to apply
The requirements include:
- Sole proprietorship
- Incorporated business
- It has to be a for-profit business
- It has to be consumer-facing
- Having at least one employee that is not the owner on the payroll or had a gross annual revenue of at least $30 000 in the previous year
‘This means that for private practices in Canada, we are eligible for this grant!’ – Julia Smith
To be eligible for this grant, you also need to commit to maintaining a digital adoption strategy for six months and you have to consent in being part of any follow up surveys and having your name published.
It took me about 15 minutes to complete and submit my application and I received an email the following day about starting the process, so it went quite quick!
Once you are approved, you will be able to:
- Book a one-hour meeting with an advisor from the program that can answer any questions you may have.
- Submit a spending form that outlines how you intend to spend the grant money within your business
- Have 90 days to complete your spending and submit your receipts and then your reimbursement will arrive in 15 to 20 business days.
What you get
This grant helps you to implement, improve, and pay for digital e-commerce aspects, such as:
- Social media advertising
- Hiring consultant or agency to help your digital marketing initiatives
- Developing or upgrading your website
As I mentioned above, you also get access to advisors and experts that can help to support you in growing your online business and Canadian private practice.
‘There are a lot of options that could benefit your private practice and it is so easy and quick to apply for this grant!’ – Julia Smith
Connect With Me
Resources Mentioned and Useful Links:
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Julia Smith, MEd, RCT, CCC, is the owner of Fearless Practice. She specializes in consulting with Canadian counsellors and therapists who want to start a private practice. She also owns a private practice in Halifax, Nova Scotia where she helps teenagers and adults who want to be confident and happy but are feeling weighed down by anxiety, stress, and depression. She also blogs for the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. You can read more articles about Canadian counselling and psychotherapy at www.ccpa-accp.ca/blog/.