Receive up to $7,500 Launch Online Grant To Build or Improve Your Business' e-Commerce Website

Work with Trilogy Solutions to build your grant application proposal and apply for the Launch Online Grant from the B.C. Government.

Trilogy Solutions will help you navigate BC’s Launch Online Grant program

  • Do you run a small-to-medium-sized business and need help moving your store online, or upgrading your existing website?
  • Do you sell products that could also be sold through an online e-commerce store, or are you a restaurant or artist looking to expand your online sales?
  • Does your business operate in B.C. and did it generate at least $30,000 in sales in 2019 or 2020?

If you answered yes to the questions above, you could qualify for up to $7,500 in grant funding from the BC Government’s Launch Online Grant initiative. This program provides funding assistance for businesses like yours to develop and launch a new or improved online store!

LET’S GET STARTED

Who qualifies for the grant?

There are some specific criteria that you need to meet in order to be eligible to apply for this grant. Each eligible business must:

  • Be owned by a B.C. resident or residents.
  • Have sole or primary operations located in B.C.
  • Have a goods and services tax (GST) number and pay taxes in B.C.;
  • Generated sales of more than $30,000 in either 2019 or 2020;
  • Have 1 to 149 employees (applications can be submitted by the sole proprietors); and,
  • Offer repeatable products, or in the case of artists and jewellers, individual items that have slight differences (e.g., paintings and rings).
  • Does not currently have an online store or has an online store with limited functionality.

There are a few more requirements that we’d love to help you understand. If you meet all the above and would like to learn more. Please contact us right away. The application process is open until March 31, 2021 or, until funding runs out, and the grants are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.

How does the program work?

The Launch Online Grant program provides funding to B.C.-based businesses, and is designed to create a new online shop or improve their e-commerce experience to attract new local customers while also expanding to new national and international markets. The Grant will pay for up to 75% of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $7,500 per business. That could be money for your business!

What’s the Grant approval process like?

The application process consists of three major steps. Trilogy Solutions will take the guesswork out of the entire application process, and work with you to complete and submit the application based on the services that best suit your business’ unique needs. Any missed or incorrect information may render the whole application process inadmissible and void the process, so we will help you to make sure it is done right.

Are there any deadlines?

All grant-funded projects are required to have a completion timeframe of 12 weeks. At the end of this 12-week period, Trilogy Solutions will ensure your project produces the following criteria for your new or enhanced online shop:

  • Customer registration and information security features
  • Shopping cart and order management capabilities
  • Payment processing options including taxes and shipping costs at the time of ordering
  • Product catalogue, search and inventory status
  • Website analytics and reporting capabilities

Important Disclaimers

  • Meeting the criteria does not guarantee approval into the Grant program; there is a limited number of funding available, and grants are approved on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • By submitting this application, you allow the Program to share information with the B.C. Provincial Government.
  • To improve information sharing, applicant information might be shared with other levels of government and funding programs.
  • Personal information is collected for administration of the Launch Online Grant, including for confirming residency, under the Personal Information Protection Act.

This valuable program will provide business owners in British Columbia with the ability to expand their online presence and create a customized e-commerce site that will give them the boost they need to keep moving forward. Let Trilogy Solutions help you get there.

Want to learn more about the grant? Check out the Launch Online Grant website here.