Please note that the funding for the BEAM 3 Program has been allotted and we are no longer accepting applications. If you would like to be notified once the BEAM 4 Program is open, please complete the form available here. Please note that we currently do not have an expected date that additional funding will be received.
Muskoka Community Network’s Broadband for E-Business and Marketing (BEAM) program helps small- and medium-sized businesses understand the importance of e-business. E-Business is the use of the Internet or any related technology to assist in your normal business operations.
BEAM is available for a limited time and funding is limited.
BEAM provides the following:
With the support of FedNor, MCN supports Eligible Recipients access up to 75% of the cost to design, develop and implement a new or existing website, content, mobile applications and operational business applications. This contribution is limited to $5,000.
Gained through defining your e-business goals in the application. By working with your chosen vendor to establish your web presence or through adding e-business tools to your current website, you will further your understanding of how e-business can increase your sales and improve business efficiency.
Before you submit your application, here are a few details you will need to know.
Contributions are only provided to qualifying small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within Almaguin, Muskoka and Parry Sound.
Eligible SMEs include:
Ineligible SMEs include:
Applicants may receive a contribution of up to 75% of their total eligible costs to a total of $5,000. Applicants fall in to one of the following categories:
Successful Applicants will be required to sign a Contribution Agreement with MCN.
Not only will you receive a financial contribution up to 75% of the cost to a maximum of $5000, the BEAM Project Officer will guide you through the process, provide you with feedback as well as give you a second set of eyes when reviewing your BEAM project once it is complete. MCN validates completed work against the quote(s) submitted prior to issuing payment and will request that missing items be completed. Should you have any questions, please contact the BEAM Project Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Please note that work MUST not begin until the applicant has been issued an approval letter and contribution agreement. Any payments made before the date on the agreement will not be reimbursed.
• Quotes submitted must be dated within the last 12 months.
• All inquiries in regards to specific BEAM projects must come from the BEAM applicant, NOT the developer.
• If you encounter problems while completing your BEAM project, please inform MCN as soon as possible, we are here to help.
Northern Ontario vendors (as defined at the federal level) are preferred. Applicants who use Northern Ontario vendors will be eligible to receive up to 75% of eligible project costs. This contribution is limited to $5,000.
Applicants who choose to use developers outside of Northern Ontario will only be eligible to receive up to 65% funding of eligible projects costs. This contribution is limited to $5,000.
Applicants must provide a minimum of two quotes from different vendors in their application. View web developers in the region.
Please note that this directory is for information only and only includes vendors who have provided their information to MCN. Vendors wishing to be added to MCN’s vendor list may be added by completing the application here.
Your project may fall within one of these categories:
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The design, development and implementation costs of creating or upgrading a website, content, mobile applications and operational business applications.
Ongoing costs such as web hosting, domain name and monthly maintenance are not supported. Any annual or monthly fees are not eligible under BEAM. BEAM does not cover HST charges.
Eligible Recipients must receive an Approval Letter prior to completing any work. Work completed before an Approval Letter is sent will not be covered.