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Tech shift - Downtown Core Retail, Restaurants and Accommodations

Opportunity Accelerators - support for businesses in the retail, restaurant and accommodation sectors - downtown core

Laval Economic wishes to help businesses in the retail, restaurant and lodging sector optimize their digital transformation. The group of experts offersa subsidy of up to 50% of the acquisition cost for equipment, to a maximum of $37,500.


Objectives

  • Provide businesses with easy access to the resources needed to compete with the online retail giants
  • Aider les organisations concernées à concrétiser leur virage numérique pour favoriser leur présence numérique de manière stratégique (excluant la réalisation de leur site Web)
  • Support the acquisition of equipment, accessories identified in a diagnosis and action plan resulting from a documented strategic planning

Eligibility criteria

  • Be a business in the retail, restaurant, or accommodation sector classified under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes 41, 44, 45, 53, 54, 561, 721, 811, 812, 814 and 7225
  • Effectuer des activités commerciales depuis au moins 2 ans
  • Be located within the perimeter of downtown Laval
  • Demonstrate that the project has a documented strategic planning diagnosis and action plan
  • Present a digital shift project
  • Les dépenses effectuées et les engagements contractuels ne doivent pas être confirmés avant la date du dépôt de la demande d’aide financière et la réception d’un accusé de réception du responsable du programme.


 

FAQ

Can I get financing to create my own website?

Yes, but only if your company meets the eligibility criteria.

I incurred expenses to set up a digital platform before I applied for financial assistance under this program. Am I eligible for financial assistance to cover those costs?

No. Any expenses incurred prior to the application date are ineligible. In addition, all eligible expenses must be related to physical equipment.

What do I need to complete my grant application?

Vous devrez posséder le montage financier, la description détaillée du projet et les états financiers des deux dernières années. Une preuve démontrant que le demandeur est propriétaire ou occupant d’un immeuble à Laval sera également exigée.

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