ShopHERE Success – Invest Medicine Hat

ShopHERE Success

Local business owner, Cali of Butter Me Up Natural Co is a ShopHERE powered by Google participant and City of Medicine Hat Business Innovation Grant recipient. She has been able to refresh her online store and brand for FREE! Read on to see what she has to say!

“The threat of COVID presented itself & I needed to pivot my business. I was referred to the ShopHERE program by a friend and was contacted within 48 hours by the student assigned to building my new online store. We have been working closely through email and video chat to nail down the look and feel I want for not only my website, but for my entire brand.

Shortly after Invest Medicine Hat, APEX Alberta and the Chamber, announced their collaboration with ShopHERE, I was also told about the $1,500 grant for ShopHERE registrants. The grant is to be used for local, professional photography and marketing consulting. I acted quickly and was approved in 24 hours! I immediately booked and have had the pleasure of working with local marketing agency, Tag, and photographer Cheryl Clarke Photography to ensure my brand is represented with a bang when my new website launches in September.

I’m thrilled about these two programs and would encourage any small business looking to expand or re-fresh their website to take advantage of getting online for free and the $1,500 City of Medicine Hat Business Innovation Grant.”

Be like Cali and get your store online! Here are the steps:

  1. Sign-up for a Shopify website with ShopHERE: https://www.apexalberta.ca/shophere 
  2. Apply for the $1,500 Grant for local photography & marketing consulting to elevate your digital presence: http://entre-corp.albertacf.com/mhbig 
  3. Congrats!