Small businesses from retail to restaurants to the service industry are facing dramatic shifts in consumer preferences and habits. Independent businesses can no longer rely on great customer service alone. You need to adapt to new customer behaviors, especially Millennial and Generation Z audiences, and you need a strong presence online to attract customers who are often attached to their mobile devices. Ready to become a dynamic online & offline business destination?
Register for a day-long workshop led by a national expert, then apply for technical assistance and grants that build on destination concepts. Businesses accepted into the program will receive one-on-one time with website experts, social media and digital marketing gurus, customer experience specialists, or visual merchandising & window display designers.
The Bricks & Clicks grant program will help you put new ideas into action. Recipients of the grant will receive up to $3,500 to offset the costs to implement your new, big idea inspired by the Bricks & Clicks workshop and informed by the experts.
The grant submission process is currently closed. Awards will be announced April 29-May 5 during Small Business Appreciation Week.