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Ontario Business Improvement Area Association

The Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA) is a network representing and supporting BIAs across Ontario. We encourage and guide BIAs to increase their effectiveness, contribution to the economic, cultural and social well-being of communities.

OBIAA is a leader in the development and sharing of information, tools, training, resources and best practices.

Success!

The Digital Main Street Digital Transformation Grant program successfully provided over 3,800 main street small businesses with a $2,500 grant to support their digital expansion through the purchase and adoption of digital tools and technologies.

Available now!

Read OBIAA’s latest progress report, A Hand Up for Small Business, celebrating Small Business Week 2020 and looking at the impact of the Digital Main Street (DMS) Ontario extension in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Click to learn more.

Succès !

Le programme de la Subvention pour l’optimisation en matière de numérique a maintenant accordé des subventions de 2 500 $ à plus de 3 800 petites entreprises situées sur des rues principales pour soutenir leur optimisation numérique grâce à l’achat et à l’adoption d’outils et de technologies numériques.

Return on Investment of BIAs

The Return ON Investment of BIAs Study will identify the common success factors needed by BIAs, industry and government to assess the contribution of BIAs to their communities.

Accessibility

The Accessibility Smart Businesses Project aims to identify and remove barriers to employment for persons with disabilities in communities across Ontario.

Goverment Relations

OBIAA meets annually with the Planning, Environment, Resources and Land (PERL) Provincial Deputy Ministries and Assistant Deputy Ministers encouraging understanding and recognition of the paradigms facing ‘Main Street’ Ontario.

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Next week's #DigitalMainStreet webinar is all about advertising on a shoestring budget.You’ll learn:✅ How to create a basic online marketing strategy and measurement plan that fits your business size and goals.✅ How to advertise cost-effectively through Google ads, Facebook ads, and other ad networks.✅ What free or low-cost graphic design tools to use to create eye-catching online ads.See the registration page for full details about this webinar and ebook giveaway!FedDev OntarioOntario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade ... See MoreSee Less
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There are a ton of free tools and resources to help your business adopt digital technology on the Digital Main Street website!You can find information on how to build your online presence, using social media effectively, paid advertising, and much more.Check them out here: 🔗 digitalmainstreet.ca/tools/FedDev Ontario Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade ... See MoreSee Less
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Discover the best ways to plan content for social media in this FREE #DigitalMainStreet webinar!You'll learn:✅ How to create a content plan that reaches your social media goals ✅ Tactics and ideas for repurposing content✅ How to build (and populate) an editorial calendar✅ How to establish the best voice for each of your business’s social media channelsSee the registration page for full details about this webinar and ebook giveaway!FedDev OntarioOntario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade ... See MoreSee Less
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Next week's #DigitalMainStreet webinar is all about maximizing your digital advertising on a shoestring budget!

Click the link below to register and learn more!

🔗 https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/maximizing-your-online-advertising-digital-marketing-budget-webinar-tickets-135865676897?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

There are a ton of free tools & resources to help your business adopt digital technology on the Digital Main Street website!

You can find information on how to build your online presence, using social media effectively, paid advertising, and much more.

▶️https://digitalmainstreet.ca/tools/

Discover the best ways to plan & create social media content in this FREE webinar where you'll learn:

✅ How to create a content plan that reaches your social media goals
✅ Tactics & ideas for repurposing content
✅ How to build an editorial calendar

▶️https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/social-media-content-strategy-and-planning-online-webinar-registration-138291522667?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

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