Mississauga offers tools and support for local small businesses
The City of Mississauga is putting its best efforts forward by providing resources to continue to support Mississauga’s small business community after entering the Grey-Lockdown level late last month.
To show support and help these small businesses and to remind residents to shop locally, the City of Mississauga and Tourism Mississauga launched the Mississauga Made campaign earlier this year.
Mississauga Made is an online program that is encouraged to support and promote local products, businesses, artists, stories, activities and experiences.
The Mississauga Made marketplace is a free promotional advertising platform for all Mississauga-based businesses.
There are a handful of resources that have been offered by the city to help small business which can be accessed through the links listed below.
The Business Relief Portal is self-selection took that helps identify relief programs and incentives that best apply to specific business needs and links to the government source of support.
The Digital Main Street resource is a program that helps main street businesses achieve digital transformation through website enhancements and digital marketing.
Free webinars are available to support small business owners and entrepreneurs during the pandemic.
There are free advisory services with professionals in legal, accounting, business operations and sales and marketing.
Mississauga ShopHERE provides independent Mississauga small businesses and artists with a quick, easy, and no-cost way to set up an online store to sell products and services.
Ritual One is a 100 per cent commission-free digital ordering platform for all Mississauga restaurants and foodservice providers. The offer is available for free through the end of 2020.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and so important to the vibrancy of neighbourhoods across our city,” says Mayor Crombie. “Many business owners are our friends, neighbours and family members whose livelihoods have taken a significant hit as a result of this pandemic.”
Crombie also added to shop locally, interact with your favourite restaurant’s social media pages, and leave reviews for your local shopkeeper.
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