SitePartners named advisor for federal digitization program

The federal government is giving companies up to $15,000 in grants for digital adoption planning.

SiteParters is a specialized marketing agency built specifically for the industrial sector. – SitePartners

Going digital is getting easier for the construction sector thanks to an influx of federal funds. 

Digital marketing agency SitePartners, which specializes in construction clients, is one of the latest companies to be recognized as a digital advisor by the federal government as part of the Canadian Digital Adoption Program (CDAP). 

Andrew Hansen, founder and CEO of SitePartners, explained that the industrial sector is in a period of change and digital must play a role in how companies operate. He added that he believes the CDAP program is a great option for industrial companies wanting to get the process started. 

“I know first hand how hard everyone in our industry works. It can be hard to find the time to think on the business rather than in the business,” said Hansen. “The CDAP program is a great resource to help start the digital journey for any industrial company. The $15,000 grant can really help begin the journey of what digital can look like in an industrial business. Our team at SitePartners lives and breathes the industrial sector and can really help be a trusted advisor to drive results.”

CDAP grants cover up to 90 percent of the eligible cost of retaining the services of a digital advisor up to a maximum grant value of $15,000 to develop a digital adoption plan. Eligible businesses must meet the following criteria:

  • Be incorporated federally or provincially or a be Canadian resident sole proprietor.
  • Be a for-profit, privately-owned business. 
  • Have between 1- 499 full-time equivalent employees.
  • Have at least $500K of annual revenues in one of the three previous three tax years.

Part of the application process involves a digital needs assessment which leads to the selection of a digital needs advisor who can do an even deeper evaluation and make recommendations for a digital adoption plan. Once the plan has been completed, the business submits it to the grant program for payment processing. 

The CDAP program was launched in March and it will provide $4 billion over four years to help busineses leverage e-commerce opportunities, upgrade or adopt digital technologies, and digitize their operations. 

“Small businesses have shown incredible resilience over the last two years as they faced unprecedented challenges from the pandemic,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “Supporting them has been – and will continue to be – a top priority for our government. That’s why we’re launching the Canada Digital Adoption Program to empower small businesses with the digital tools they need, while helping them create good jobs, particularly for young Canadians.”

Hansen urged any company interested in accessing the program to contact the firm at hello@sitepartners.ca.

More information about the program can be found here. Those interested in applying can get started here.

*Editor’s Note: Andrew Hansen is a co-founder of SiteNews.


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