Wingman is a Certified
Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)
Digital Advisor

As of March 11th, 2022, Wingman Direct Marketing is pleased to say we were awarded certification as a CDAP Digital Advisor to assist Canadian SMEs with their digital adoption plans over the next 4 years.

The Government of Canada, as part of the 2021 federal budget, announced the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP). The goal of the CDAP program is to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to meet the challenges of the digital age and reach their full potential.

How Canadians do business has changed. To stay competitive and grow, small and medium-sized businesses need to adopt new digital tools. In Budget 2021, the Government of Canada announced the $4 billion Canada CDAP to help get your business online, give your e-commerce presence a boost or help digitalize your business’s operations. CDAP provides funding and support to businesses, as well as training and work opportunities for young Canadians.

Secure Your $15,000 Canada Digital Adoption Grant Now

And get Access to up to $100,000 Interest-free Loan through BDC !!

The $4 billion Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) announced in Budget 2021 aims to help small businesses perform better by adopting digital technologies. The initiative intends to assist Canadian SMEs in becoming more efficient, taking advantage of e-commerce and being more competitive in the domestic and international markets.

This new initiative intends to assist small and medium-sized businesses in embracing new digital technologies. It translates to funding for technological advisory skills and financial choices for technology adoption in manufacturing and food processing businesses. 

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Which CDAP Funding Initiative Is Right For You?
CDAP - Grow Your Business Online

Grow Your Business Online Grant

The Federal Government’s ‘grow your business’ online funding plans to support 90,000 small businesses. The goal is to enable service industries, consumer-based enterprises, and small businesses to adopt e-commerce technologies.

For-profit firms, such as social enterprises and co-operatives, qualify for a $2,400 micro-grant.
Small businesses will receive advice from online business assistance organizations in establishing an impactful online presence. Receive $2,400 micro-grant to offset expenditures associated with e-commerce adoption.

This Grow Your Business Online micro-grant covers website development, e-commerce platform subscription fees, search engine optimization and social media advertising costs.

You also get access to a network of Canadian digital experts such as Wingman to meet and whom will assist you maximize digital tools efficiently.

You also get access to a network of Canadian youth digital experts such to assist you grow your business online.

Not sure if you qualify?
We can help you through the process. Wingman offers complimentary consultation to see what’s best for you. We can even help you start the process during that first call!

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CDAP - Boost Your Business Technology

Boost Your Business Technology Grant

Boost your Business Technology funding is for SMEs to improve their position in the digital marketplace. Businesses that meet the minimum requirements are eligible to get this funding. The Boost Your Business Technology funds will support around 70,000 SMEs.

Businesses seeking this funding may be aiming to adopt new digital inventory management systems, customer relationship software, network security software, and other technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics that can boost their bottom line.

SMEs can apply for the Boost Your Business Technology grant to cover 90% of the costs involved in hiring a certified digital advisor such as Wingman Digital Advisors to create a strategic digital adoption plan, up to a maximum of $15,000.

Once funded, SMEs will be also able to apply for an interest-free loan of up to $100,000 from the Business Development Bank of Canada to help them implement their digital adoption plan and acquire new technologies.

You also get access to a network of Canadian digital experts such as Wingman to meet and whom will assist you maximize digital tools efficiently.

Not sure if you qualify?
We can help you through the process. Wingman offers complimentary consultation to see what’s best for you. We can even help you start the process during that first call!

BOOK A WINGMAN DIGITAL ADVISOR TODAY

CDAP Boost Your Business Technology
Eligibility Criteria

$500,000+ in Revenue

Have earned at least $500,000 of annual revenues – but not more than $100,000,000 – in at least one of the previous three tax years.

< 500
Employees

Between 1 – 499 full time equivalent employees. Part-time employees are pro-rated as percentage of FTEs

For Profit Private Company

Is a sole proprietor whose owner is a Canadian resident
– or –
Is a business incorporated under the laws of Canada or a province or territory

Any Province or Territory

Canadian-controlled Private Corporation (CCPC) incorporated under the laws of Canada or a province or territory as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency

What Does Your Digital Adoption Plan Include?

Your Digital Adoption Plan is designed to give you a road map to help you keep up with the fast-paced changes in business and technology. ​The plan we develop is customized to meet your specific business needs with the goal of improving your bottom line through process and technology solutions that will streamline your operations.

The grant funding covers our digital advisory services to develop your Digital Adoption Plan. We analyze your current state operations and workflow, and how data is managed across your organization. After that, we prepare an opportunity (or gap) analysis that outlines opportunities for improvement along with three (3) solution recommendations including a budget and timeline. Think of it as a roadmap for strategic success. Every SME is unique so the recommendations for each business could vary immensely.

Businesses seeking this funding may be aiming to adopt new digital inventory management systems, customer relationship software, network security software, and other technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics that can boost their bottom line.

Digital Adoption Ideas

Some examples of solution recommendations your business might benefit from could include:

  • Create a digital marketing and e-commerce strategy
  • Create dashboards and analytics to provide actionable insights into your organization
  • Implement a CRM or ERP system
  • Automate your accounting operations using cloud-based technologies
  • Develop an App for ease and/or speed of fulfillment
  • Connect / integrate various systems to talk to each other
  • Digitize areas of your business where paper or Excel are still used to manage processes
  • Automate ordering, invoicing, contract and supply chain management, etc.
  • Creation of a digital inventory management system
  • Automate standard operating procedures
  • Set up network security software
  • Audit and prepare for a cyber security audit
  • Set up ERM system for Health Canada compliance reporting
  • …and more…the possibilities are as diverse as you and your business
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How It Works

You receive:

Phase 1 of CDAP provides you with
$2,400 Grow Your Business Online Micro-grant
to assist you with your digital presence or digital storefront
-or-
Phase 2 provides up to $15,000
Boost Your Business Technology grant
available to create your Digital Adoption Plan
+
Interest-free loan of up to $100,000 from BDC
to execute the Plan
+
And, get $7,300 hiring subsidy towards a
Hire-a-Student resource

CDAP Boost Your Business Technology Process Flow

Why Wingman for your Digital Adoption Plan?

Wingman Direct Marketing is a well-established digital marketing services agency with 35+ clients across the Canada. Having worked with plenty of SME’s across numerous industries, has positioned us to uniquely see opportunities and position solutions to take advantage of them. We offer solutions that will not only make your life easier and more productive, but will also provide you with better, more efficient ways of adopting digital solutions in your business.

At Wingman, we have streamlined a start-to-finish process to not only help you get the grant, but provide you with all the resources to get the most value out of executing it. Work with Wingman as we assist you in identifying what streams are best for your business. We got your back as you apply for the grant and, upon approval, will work with you to come up with a Digital Adoption Plan. Then, we can also help you execute it once you’re ready.

Phase 1 – Strategy First & Digital Adoption Planning

1. Complimentary Deep-dive Consultation Session

There are no cookie-cutter solutions to digital adoption. We help you by truly understanding your business first. We understand that each business is unique, and therefore, face equally unique challenges. Through a deeper understanding of your business, we can then extend recommended solutions to address the challenges you face.

2. Digital Needs Assessment (DNA) and Analysis

We will prepare a deeper DNA and digital situational analysis (audit) that will showcase all your current business efforts, what can improve and perhaps find gaps you can fill.

3. Apply and Qualify

Wingman will assist you in navigating the CDAP options way through pre-qualifying questions. Then, assist you with applying for the $15,000 Boost Your Business Online grant, processing, and ultimately, receiving the grant for your business.

4. Points of Pain

We will work with you to collectively identify areas where you want to ease pain points.

5. Recommendations

We will provide you with, for approval and funding, our digital adoption recommendations to complete your unique customized Digital Adoption Plan through the (DAP).

6. Digital Adoption Plan

All Wingman’s efforts to this point lead to your customized Digital Adoption Plan. The Digital Adoption Plan (DAP) will be your reference in transforming and digitizing your business. It also doubles up as the next step in the CDAP process to give you access to up to $100,000 interest free loan and $7,300 hiring subsidy to help you implement the plan.

Wingman walked us through the CDAP process every step of the way. They helped us through the process – starting from the application for CDAP, receiving the grant/loans, providing recommendations, and even the complete execution of the right digital plan for us.

– You and Your Business

Phase 2 – Execution of Your DAP Through Agile Project Management *

After the Digital Adoption Plan or roadmap has been submitted, you can get started on the execution of your unique plan. If the recommendations for transformation within your roadmap includes areas of Wingman expertise, we can enter into a new agreement to fulfill. This could include Digital Marketing, optimized web development, eCommerce setup, multi-merchant marketplaces, and more.

Additionally, our crew is well-tenured in on-going Digital transformation project management to keep your adoption on time and on budget.

* Disclosure: Please note that there is no obligation nor expectation because you worked with Wingman as your Digital Advisor to develop the Digital Adoption Plan through the CDAP program, that Wingman will execute the recommendations of the DAP. You are free to choose the best partner for each venture that will position your business best to maximize the results of each initiative.

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