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Secure up to $124,700
for your business
Your business may qualify for a $100,000 interest-free loan and up to $24,700 in grants to make a digital plan and update your technology.
Let's Talk About CDAP
The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) aims to support small to medium sized businesses by investing $1.4B in the modernization and development of their digital capabilities.

CDAP has 2 streams of funding that small to medium-sized Canadian businesses can benefit from: 

1

Grow Your Business Online
$2,400 grant to create a website to sell your products or services online
Available for B2C companies that have made less than $500k in revenue in the last year
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2

Boost Your Business Technology
$15,000 grant to develop a digital adoption plan with the help of an approved advisor
Up to $100,000
interest-free loan
$7,300 wage subsidy to hire recent graduates
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This program may be right for you if...
Your annual revenue was between $500,000 - $100M in the last year
You have between 1-499 employees
You're looking to undertake digital transformation (e.g. digitizing inventory control, CRM)
Steps to receive your funding

1

Create Your Profile

Confirm you are eligible and
create your profile to apply or authorize a delegate to apply for you

2

Complete Digital Needs Assessment

The DNA will give your business a score which will determine whether you can benefit from digital transformation initiatives

3

Choose Your
Digital Advisor

To work with us, search for
'KOO INC.' in the marketplace

4

Create Your
Digital Plan

We will work with you to develop a digital adoption plan that's customized to your business goals

5

Submit Plan &
Request $15k Grant

Once your plan has been reviewed, submit your invoice from your digital advisor to receive a grant of up to $15,000 to cover their fees

6

Apply for 0% Interest Loan & $7,300 Subsidy

Once your plan is approved,
you will receive links to apply for the loan and wage subsidy
Working with Koo
As your dedicated digital advisors, we're here to guide your business through a tailored digital transformation journey
We specialize in:
Custom Software Solutions
Cybersecurity & Data Management
Digital Marketing
Updating IT systems
Process Enhancement
With our help, you can automate your business processes, eliminate bottlenecks, and achieve your business goals faster.
Why you should
choose us
to be your
CDAP
digital advisor

1

Tailored Excellence

With years of experience, we've mastered the art of creating custom digital plans. We dive deep into your business, to design a roadmap that's uniquely yours.

2

Expertise that Matters

We don't just follow trends; we navigate your industry landscape, identifying the technologies that will revolutionize your operations.

3

From Plan to Reality

It's not just about the plan; it's about making it work.
We work with you through implementation, ensuring a smooth transition.
We tackle challenges head-on, so you can focus on growing your business.

4

Proven Success

Our track record speaks volumes. Businesses that have partnered with us have witnessed enhanced efficiency, competitive advantage, and growth through strategic tech integration.

Your success story begins with our strategic guidance. 

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With our expertise, you can:

Streamline Operations

Our team can revamp your CRM, inventory management, and learning systems, boosting efficiency and saving you valuable time and resources.

 

Fortify Your Digital Assets

We'll safeguard your digital information and harness data to fuel your growth journey.

Enhance Your Online Presence

Captivate your audience with eye-catching websites, ads, and social media content that leave a lasting impression.

Make Informed Decisions

We provide the insights you need to make well-informed decisions, steering your business towards success.

Optimize Productivity

Our experts will identify and optimize opportunities to supercharge your productivity, ensuring every moment counts.

  • Can I access additional funds for implementing the technologies from the plan?
    Yes, SMEs can apply for interest-free loans of up to $100,000 from the Business Development Bank of Canada to implement the technologies outlined in their digital adoption plan.
  • Is there a specific deadline to apply for the program?
    Both funding streams for CDAP are currently open for applications until March 2025. You have 1 year from the completion of your approved digital adoption plan to make a loan request.
  • How much funding can I get for developing a digital adoption plan?
    Eligible SMEs can receive a grant covering 90% of the cost of developing a digital adoption plan, up to a maximum of $15,000.
  • What kind of technologies does the program cover?
    The program covers a wide range of technologies, including customer relationship software, digital inventory management systems, network security software, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics, among others.
  • Is the program open to businesses from all industries?
    Yes, the program is open to SMEs from various industries. Whether you're in retail, manufacturing, services, or any other sector, if you meet the eligibility criteria, you can benefit from the program's support.
  • How can I engage youth talent through this program?
    The program has partnered with Magnet, allowing businesses to employ up to 16,800 students and young Canadians to support digital tools and technology adoption. Eligible businesses may also apply for a wage subsidy to retain these young talents.
  • What is the Boost Your Business Technology program?
    The Boost Your Business Technology program is a part of the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) that focuses on helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) enhance their technological capabilities and competitiveness through grants and support.
  • How can I be confident in selecting the right technologies for my business?
    We are industry-specialized professionals who excel in understanding your goals. Collaborating closely with you, we curate a tailor-made digital adoption plan that perfectly aligns with your unique needs to deliver significant impact for your business growth. Learn more about our areas of expertise.
  • What is the process to apply for the program?
    Eligible businesses need to complete a digital needs assessment, which evaluates their readiness for technological adoption. Once assessed, the business can apply for a grant to develop a digital adoption plan, and if approved, they can access expert advisory services and interest-free loans.
  • Who is eligible for this program?
    SMEs with a workforce ranging from 1 to 499 employees and annual revenues between $500,000 and $100 million are eligible to apply for the Boost Your Business Technology program.
  • Can I apply for both the Grow Your Business Online and Boost Your Business Technology programs?
    Yes, eligible businesses can apply to both programs, provided they meet the respective eligibility criteria for each.
  • How long does it typically take to go through the program, from application to implementation?
    The timeline can vary depending on factors such as the complexity of your digital adoption plan and the technologies you're integrating. Generally, the application and assessment process can take a few weeks, followed by the digital plan development and implementation stages.
  • Can I choose the technologies I want to adopt, or are there specific requirements?
    The program is designed to be flexible, allowing you to choose the technologies that align with your business objectives. The digital adoption plan our team creates will be customized to include the technologies most relevant to your industry and growth plans.
  • What support services are available for plan development?
    There is a roster of expert digital advisory service providers listed in the Digital Advisor Marketplace. As approved digital advisors, we will help through the planning process and ensure effective implementation.
  • What about the challenges of implementing new technologies and the learning curve for my team?
    Change can feel overwhelming, but that's where our unwavering support comes in. We're not only here to assist you in making the right tech choices; we're with you every step of implementation. We offer comprehensive support throughout this phase, ensuring a smoother transition for your team.
  • Can I access the program if my business is already technologically advanced?
    Yes, even if your business has a strong technological foundation, the program can still provide valuable support. You can use the grant and advisory services to fine-tune your digital strategies, explore new technologies, or implement advanced solutions for enhanced competitiveness.
  • What does the digital needs assessment involve?
    The digital needs assessment evaluates your company's digital intensity (the use of digital tools and data) and digital culture (your ability to implement change). It helps tailor the right solutions for your business's technology adoption.
  • Will participating in the program require a massive time commitment?
    We respect the value of your time and understand that running a business demands your full attention. Our services are designed to be both efficient and accommodating. While timelines may vary based on your unique situation, our dedicated experts work closely with you to streamline the process. The goal is to ensure minimal disruption to your daily operations while maximizing the benefits of the program.
  • What is the Grow Your Business Online grant?
    The Grow Your Business Online grant is a program offered by CDAP to support eligible businesses in enhancing their digital presence and adopting e-commerce strategies. It provides funding for various initiatives that help businesses expand their online operations.
  • What expenses are ineligible for the grant?
    Ineligible expenses include internet connectivity, shipping costs, purchases made before grant approval, renewal of digital services, owner's salary, non-technology expenses, legal fees, lobbying costs, and more. Please refer to the full list of ineligible costs for comprehensive information.
  • What documents are required to prove business registration?
    Accepted documents include the master business license, articles of incorporation, or a GST return from CRA. A government document confirming your business registration is preferred.
  • Can I use the grant to purchase inventory for my online store?
    The grant is not intended to cover inventory costs. It's designed to support technology-related expenses that directly contribute to your e-commerce strategy.
  • Can I use the grant to pay for employee salaries?
    The grant cannot be used to pay employee salaries. However, businesses without employees may be eligible if they made at least $30,000 in annual revenue in the most recent tax year.
  • How do I find my local service provider?
    You can find your local service provider by visiting the official CDAP website. They will assist you in understanding the application process and provide guidance throughout.
  • What happens if my business is not consumer-facing?
    If your business primarily engages in wholesale trade or sells only to other businesses, it would not be considered consumer-facing and would be ineligible for the grant.
  • Can the grant be used for digital marketing expenses?
    Yes, you can use the grant for hiring consultants to develop digital marketing strategies. However, the grant cannot be used solely for search engine marketing or social media advertising; these activities must be part of a larger e-commerce plan.
  • Can the grant cover monthly subscription services?
    Yes, if you choose a recurring service, you can prepay the monthly subscription up to $2,400 and then submit the invoice and proof of payment to claim the micro-grant.
  • Can I apply for the grant if my business operates in multiple locations?
    Yes, however businesses that offer opportunities for others to buy franchises are not eligible.
  • Can I use the grant for redesigning my existing website?
    While redesigning an existing site is not eligible, you can use the grant to upgrade your current website for added functionality, such as new plugins or features related to e-commerce.
  • Is there a deadline for applying for the grant?
    Application deadlines may vary based on the program's availability and specific details. Both funding streams for CDAP are currently open for applications until March 2025.
  • What expenses can be covered by the grant?
    The grant can be used for developing or enhancing e-commerce websites, adding functionality to existing sites, hiring consultants for digital marketing strategies, implementing e-commerce software, and covering up to 20% of eligible hardware/software costs. Eligible expenses must be directly related to the sale of goods/services online.
  • Can I apply for the grant if my business is in its first year of operation?
    To be eligible, your business must have had a gross revenue of at least $30,000 in the last 12 months of operations or since incorporation/registration. If your business is on track to earn $30,000, you would need to wait until the threshold is met.
  • Is the micro-grant inclusive of taxes?
    No, the micro-grant is not inclusive of taxes. It will be issued based on the cost of the expense(s) before taxes.
  • What if my business is not generating revenue yet?
    If your business has not generated at least $30,000 in annual revenue in the most recent tax year, you must have at least one employee (excluding the owner) to be eligible for the grant.
  • How long does the application process usually take?
    The application process duration can vary. It's recommended to start the process early and work closely with your local service provider to ensure timely and accurate submission.
  • Who is eligible for the grant?
    For-profit businesses, including social enterprises and co-operatives, are eligible if they are consumer-facing (directly sell goods/services to end consumers), are registered or incorporated, have at least one employee (excluding the owner), or generated a minimum of $30,000 in annual revenue in the most recent tax year. Please review the full eligibility criteria for detailed information.
  • Can my business apply if it provides goods/services online only?
    Yes, businesses that provide services mainly to consumers through their online presence are eligible. A brick-and-mortar presence is not mandatory.
  • Can I apply if my business is a franchise?
    No, corporate chains, franchises, and registered charities are not eligible for the grant.
  • Can I use the grant for software to manage sales and customer databases?
    Yes, software to track sales, manage product inventory, offer discounts, and maintain a loyalty program is eligible if it's directly tied to your online sales strategy.
  • How long does my employee need to be employed before applying for the grant?
    Your employee must have been working at your business for at least 3 months before you apply for the Grow Your Business Online grant.
  • Can the grant cover cybersecurity expenses?
    Yes, the grant can be used for cybersecurity software or certifications that enhance the security of your e-commerce operations.
  • How do I apply for the grant?
    First, read the eligibility criteria to ensure your business qualifies. Then, connect with your local service provider for assistance in applying. They will guide you through the application process.
  • Can my business purchase hardware with the grant?
    Yes, hardware and related software expenses must be directly tied to your e-commerce strategy.
  • Can I use the grant for website search optimization and social media advertising?
    Yes, you can use the grant for these purposes as part of an overall e-commerce implementation plan. However, the grant cannot be used solely for SEO or social media advertising.
  • Can I apply for the grant if my business is in the agricultural sector?
    Yes, businesses in the agricultural sector can apply if they meet the eligibility criteria and have a consumer-facing aspect, such as selling directly to consumers through an online platform.
  • Can I apply for both the Grow Your Business Online and Boost Your Business Technology grants?
    Yes, you can apply for both grants if eligible.
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