Wingman is a Certified
Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)
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 Boost Your Business Technology
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
How It Works
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
We will work with you to collectively identify areas where you want to ease pain points.
We will provide you with, for approval and funding, our digital adoption recommendations to complete your unique customized Digital Adoption Plan through the (DAP).
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.
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.