Jacqueline Langen

July 4, 2022

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Excel your business technology with the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)

Are you a small to medium-sized, Canadian-owned business with at least 499 employees? If your answer is yes and you have earned a minimum of $500,000 in annual revenue in at least 1 of the previous 3 tax years, you are eligible for up to $15,000 in government grant funding via the CDAP and a $100,000 interest-free loan from Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) 

If you are ready to boost your business technology, read on to learn about some of the top action items ALPHA can help you implement once your business has been approved for funding by the CDAP and BDC 

What is the Canada Digital Adoption Program? 

Created to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) actualize their potential by implementing new technologies, the Government of Canada and BDC have allocated a total of $4 billion to help SMEs excel in today’s technological landscape. Eligible businesses are encouraged to apply and work with a certified digital advisor to develop and implement a strategic plan to help excel their business technologically.  

Enhance your network security 

In today’s digital realm, cyberattacks are more prevalent than ever. Did you know that 60% of businesses go out of commission after falling victim to a third-party cybercrime? ALPHA can help ensure that yours will not be one of them. As part of your digital adoption plan, we can help implement top-tier cybersecurity methods such as Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), Conditional Access, secure cloud backup solutions, facilitate employee education and more.  

    Develop a strategic IT roadmap

    Once approved for the CDAP grant, ALPHA will host a strategic interview or on-site visit with your team to establish the current state of your business, assess any pain points and determine what is needed to excel in your industry. 

    With that info, ALPHA’s team of certified advisors will create a fully customized, strategic roadmap that aligns with your short and long-term business objectives. Once your business has approved the roadmap, ALPHA will help you apply for the BDC funding in order to implement the plan. Read on to learn some of the top things you can do with your funding.  

    Transition to a suite of cloud solutions 

    Join over 80% of small to medium-sized businesses reaping the benefits of cloud solutions and start redefining your organization’s workflow. Receive up to 1 TB of email storage, host video conferences with up 300 people, instantly message team members, collaboratively work on documents that sync in real time and more. As part of your strategic roadmap, ALPHA offers a customizable suite of Microsoft 365 solutions that will help streamline your business operations.  

    Redifine your marketing strategy

    Whether you want to better resonate with your target audience, enhance your online presence or create a seamless customer journey from start to finish, we can help. Today’s digital marketplace is a competitive one, so having a digital advisor to help guide the way is indispensable.

    From professional web design, SEO, pay-per-click advertising and more, you can utilize the CDAP and BDC funding to reach your business’s full potential and stay one step ahead of your competitors.  

    Contact us today and apply for CDAP funding   

    If you want to enhance productivity levels and leverage a more competitive advantage in today’s digital marketplace, you are encouraged to apply for the Boost Your Business Technology funding. Not sure how? No problem. One of ALPHA’s certified advisors will walk you through the process step by step and ensure you receive the maximum amount of resources.  

    Are you interested to learn more about how your business can benefit from the Canada Digital Adoption Plan? If so, click here for additional details or get in touch with a certified advisor today.