Digital investment goes a long way

DMI grants and programs have helped hundreds of businesses adapt to compete in today’s digital market and we’re not stopping there. See our impact across the province for yourself and find out how local business owners have used their grants to transform their operations.

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Over $14 million invested in Manitoba businesses

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More than 1,000 grant recipients over 9 months

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Hundreds of success stories!

Testimonials

“We used the grant to move from an old phone system to a voice over internet protocol (VOIP) — an important step for us since most of our members call us directly instead of checking our website. It’s been a huge quality of life improvement for our staff and our members.”

Cathy — South Central Regional Library

“PowerUP enabled us to digitize inventory management and food safety record-keeping — time-consuming tasks we previously had to do manually. Investing in our technology helped us become more efficient, save significant costs, and freed up our team to focus on more impactful work that grows our business.”

Pina — Piccola Cucina Inc.

“We used the grant to invest in cloud-based tools that simplified our inventory management and created a first-class experience for our customers online, reducing our administrative burden while increasing competitive advantage. This was a huge step forward and enabled our team to work anywhere.”

Ken — Western Repair & Sales

DMI helped Manitoba businesses compete in today’s increasingly digital world through the grants provided through TechUP and PowerUP from October 2021 to August 2022. These grants gave businesses the support they needed to jumpstart their digital transformations and execute strategic projects that would enhance their digital capabilities. More than $14 million was allocated to over 1,000 companies through this provincially funded initiative.

Testimonials

“PowerUP was the boost we needed to establish an online presence on par with our largest competitors. It helped us revamp our website and e-commerce at a time when more customers were shopping online. We reach more people and leave the same great impression they would get if they visited us in person.”

Brian — Olympia Cycle & Ski

“TechUP gave me the support I needed to double down on social media and build stronger relationships with a wider audience. It helped me promote my brand during the pandemic and enabled me to maintain a consistent social media presence — even when I got really busy. I’ve been getting more and more calls from new clients as a result. It’s an empowering experience.”

Juliana — Made Simple Nutrition

“PowerUP enabled us to digitize several strategic functions and consolidate them into a single dashboard, improving our customer service by leaps and bounds. We pride ourselves on delivering accurate analysis with speed, and this grant tremendously accelerated the speed portion. We’ve gotten very positive feedback.”

Robert — RKH Restructuring and Business Advisory Services

How businesses leverage digital investment

PowerUP and TechUp grant recipients have utilized this support to rapidly adapt to changing market conditions and take advantage of the opportunities digitization creates. Businesses leveraged these grants to streamline their operations with new software, strengthened their online presence to reach new customers, established e-commerce channels, and much more. In each case, they used ingenuity to create new advantages, positioning themselves to thrive and create prosperity for our province.

Digital Services Program is now open.