TrustD.space is excited to announce our community collaboration project as part of the Digital Main Street Future Proof Program with Haltech Regional Innovation Centre and the Halton Small Business Centre.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed the cancellation of in-person networking and social events, many small businesses have lost access to the local support they relied on for new business leads, social connection and collaboration.
The pandemic has impacted Small Businesses in Canada immensely, forcing small businesses to accelerate their digital transformation.
Halton Small Business Centre connected with TrustD space through Haltech in efforts to help small business owners and employees recover from COVID-19 restrictions by offering free access to virtual networking and discussion groups.
Stephanie Mazhari, Manager of Entrepreneurship Services at the Halton Small Business Centre comments, “We are pleased to work with TrustD.space to launch this customized digital networking platform to support the Halton small business community.” Chambers of Commerce and local Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) will also be able to leverage this platform in several ways to empower their local business community. The system will provide ‘permission-based’ access to communities for their members. These membership-based organizations can also promote, and host virtual events and they can reach out on the platform to find new members.
The Project includes three phases: Design, Beta Test and Roll-out. Design phase begins immediately. Beta Testing is expected to start on December 10th and the public Roll-out is expected by mid-January. Read more about the Halton project.
TrustD.space is an easy-to-access online community hub that promotes community collaboration and sustainability. Our B2B networking platform provides a directory listing and a calendar of virtual events for small business owners, entrepreneurs and solopreneurs to connect with each other.
We are solving the problem of connecting communities by providing local trusted spaces like Small Business Enterprise Centers (SBEC), Business Improvement Areas (BIA), Chambers of Commerce (CoC), Residential Communities and Innovation Centers. To set up a trusted space for your community, drop us a line here.
About our collaborators:
Digital Main Street provides training and services to help provide networking ideas for small businesses and enhance their digital literacy to make them thrive in the face of new obstacles. Haltech assists main street businesses to grow and manage their business through the adoption of digital tools and technology. The goal of this project is to boost online networking.