Need to upgrade equipment or looking to make your dental practice’s digital presence known to your community? Do you need help funding new dental technologies for your clinic? The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)
might be the solution to these problems, offering various benefits including access to trained professionals for advice, interest-free loans, and hiring grants.
CDAP was designed to help small and medium-sized businesses (SME) grow their online presence and use technology to build and protect their business. There are two types of grants available through this program, and businesses are able to apply for both:
- Grow Your Business Online
- Boost Your Business Technology
The Grow Your Business Online grant
, worth up to $2,400, is focused on improving your business’ e-commerce capabilities to remain competitive in the market. This includes increasing online referrals, adopting security software, connecting with customers through advertising, improving your social media marketing, and improving your online customers’ user experience through reputation management and other tools. Through this grant, you can work with a local service provider and connect with an e-commerce advisor. For more information on this grant, click here
The Boost Your Business Technology grant
provides up to $15,000 and up to $100,000 in interest-free loans to implement the technologies that can give your business the boost it deserves. Through this grant, you will work with a qualified digital advisor who can help you develop a custom plan to increase productivity, improve cybersecurity, respond to patients more quickly, and so much more! Furthermore, you can receive up to $7,300 to hire talented students and recent graduates who can help your business carry out its digital adoption plan. For more information on this grant, click here
Digital adoption is essential in today's world, and its importance and use has been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this competitive market, businesses without a comprehensive online presence will find it challenging to grow and establish themselves. It's also crucial to have a presence across various digital platforms, including the web, social media, and email. Ultimately, this increased online presence will enhance the value of your business over time.
At UpOnline Dental Marketing, we offer many CDAP-compatible services to take your business online, including email marketing, website management, search engine optimization, social media management and reputation management. Talk to us today to learn how our services can support your goals and for referrals to quality CDAP-approved digital advisors!