ShopHERE Calgary Sign Up Form
To help support Calgary’s small businesses and artists, The City of Calgary is joining the ShopHERE powered by Google program, with a goal of getting up to 90 businesses online this year.

ShopHERE powered by Google, which started in the City of Toronto, helps independent businesses and artists build a digital presence and minimize the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In May, Google Canada announced a one-million-dollar investment to enable Digital Main Street to expand the program to municipalities across the country, offering more businesses the opportunity to build their own online store. Because the opportunities afforded by the digital economy are still limited if people don’t have the right skills, Google’s investment will also help more small businesses receive the digital skills training needed to participate in the digital economy. Additionally, the ShopHERE program is free for participants to sign up and have a Shopify (online store) built. Businesses will be responsible for the monthly Shopify fee after the initial 90-day trial.

The criteria for businesses or artists to apply is:
  • have fewer than 10 employees or fewer than 25 employees if you are a café, restaurant or bar.
  • not be a corporate chain or franchise.
  • businesses can be based on main street, in industrial areas or be home-based businesses, but must have a Calgary business license.
To apply, please complete the application form. The application should take no more than 5 minutes to complete and applicants will be chosen on a first come, first served basis with limited spots available.

Please be assured that your information will only be used as consideration for the application to ShopHERE, as piloted by The City of Calgary. The personal information from this application is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Section 33(c) and is used to provide guidance to The City of Calgary when it comes to making decisions regarding the ShopHERE initiative.

Thank you very much for your time and support. Please start with the survey now by clicking on the Next button below.
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