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Digital Marketing Services In New Westminster British Columbia

As a performance-driven digital marketing agency in British Columbia, we are committed to helping businesses in New Westminster, British Columbia achieve their online goals. From small businesses to large corporations, we work with clients to develop and implement effective and performance-driven digital marketing strategies that drive results. We don’t just create pretty designs and catchy slogans – we’re all about generating revenue for your business. Whether it’s through cutting-edge SEO strategies, targeted social media advertising, or killer content marketing, our team of experts will help you maximize your ROI and take your brand to the next level. So why settle for mediocre results when you can work with the best?

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Turn your content and expertise into your #1 money-maker. Rank your business #1 on Google and Bing for the most valuable search terms in your industry through our comprehensive process with tangible targets, progress reports and constant updates. With our active client roster, we can create better performing content faster to drive visitors to your site and dollar bills to your bank account.

Paid Advertising

Get more leads and customers now with the right tactics. Skyrocket your conversion rates to lower your cost per conversion and get a higher conversion volume and more revenue. From funnel building, scroll-stopping ads, persuasive copywriting and performance tracking, we do it all to make every paid click count.

Conversion Rate Optimization

From high-converting landing pages, funnel optimization to A/B testing, we will do what it takes to raise your conversion rates and secure wins to grow your revenue and customer base faster. Stop wasting precious ad dollars today on low-converting pages.

Social Media Marketing

Build a solid online presence and grow your engaged audience today. We spin up on-brand posts at the right time to generate the most buzz and eyeballs. Leave all the hard work of thinking, designing and posting across different platforms (such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Reddit, Pinterest, TikTok & Google My Business) to the experts. Focus on your business and serving the customers that we will bring in.

Email Marketing

Turn your most valuable data on your customers into the cash cow it should be. Engage these customers on your terms, remind them of your existence and drive your superior customer experience which you have provided to a higher level. If you’re sending it, we know how to optimize it and perform performance tracking – we do it all to make every paid click count.

Website Design & Conversions

Make the best first impression across all devices – as you may never get another chance. We help you design AND rank your website as if your business depends on it – because it does. Let us obsess over technical details to reduce bounce rates and increase return visitors, conversions and brand identity whilst staying true to your brand.

Businesses We Serve In New Westminster, British Columbia

We serve the following businesses in New Westminster, British Columbia and achieve outstanding results. Run a super special business and don’t see it listed here? Don’t worry – we are very excited to work on new projects and will serve it too!

  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Bars and nightclubs
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Tour operators and travel agencies
  • Car rental services
  • Transportation companies
  • Beauty salons, nail salons and spas
  • Fitness centers and gyms
  • Yoga and Pilates studios
  • Personal trainers and coaches
  • Dental clinics and healthcare providers
  • Law firms and legal services
  • Accounting and financial services
  • Landscaping and gardening services
  • Pet services and pet stores
  • Retail stores and shopping malls
  • Art galleries and museums
  • Theaters and performing arts centers
  • Event planning and management services
  • E-commerce businesses
  • Education and training institutions
  • Non-profit organizations and charities
  • Real estate agencies and brokers
  • Home renovation and construction companies
  • Cleaning and janitorial services
  • Pest control services
  • Home services (e.g. HVAC, plumbing, electrical, roofers)
  • Moving and storage companies
  • Software companies
  • Business consulting firms
  • Marketing research firms
  • Accounting and bookkeeping services
  • IT service providers
  • HR and staffing agencies
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Logistics and supply chain companies
  • Wholesale distributors
  • Construction and engineering firms
  • Architecture and design companies
  • Printing and publishing companies
  • Insurance agencies
  • Real estate developers and property management companies
  • Business coaching and training providers
  • Financial institutions (e.g. banks, credit unions, investment firms)
  • Insurance companies (e.g. health, life, home, auto)
  • Event venues and conference centers
  • Catering and food services
  • Online marketplaces and directories
  • Social media influencers and bloggers
  • Photography and videography services
  • Public relations firms
  • Environmental and sustainability organizations
  • Renewable energy companies
  • Artisan and craft businesses
  • Food and beverage producers (e.g. breweries, distilleries, wineries)
  • Entertainment companies (e.g. music, film, television)

About New Westminster, British Columbia

Situated in the Metro Vancouver area, New Westminster is a historic city with a dynamic and growing economy. It is known for its thriving arts and culture scene, as well as a range of other industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation. The city is home to a number of business centres, including the Queensborough Industrial Area and the Downtown New Westminster Business Improvement Association. At Grow Faster Marketing, we’re proud to call British Columbia home and we’re dedicated to helping local businesses succeed. Whether you’re looking to launch a new product, increase brand awareness, or drive more sales, our team of digital marketing experts has the skills and experience to help you achieve your goals.

Relevant links for businesses in New Westminster, British Columbia

  1. City of New Westminster Economic Development: https://www.newwestcity.ca/business-and-economy/economic-development
  2. New Westminster Chamber of Commerce: https://newwestchamber.com/
  3. Small Business BC: https://smallbusinessbc.ca
  4. New West Record: https://www.newwestrecord.ca/
  5. Tourism New Westminster: https://tourismnewwestminster.com/

Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) In British Columbia

With Canadian consumers moving online at a rapid pace, the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) can help get your business online, grow your e-commerce presence, or help digitalize your business’ operations.

The Grow Your Business Online program is designed to help small businesses take advantage of e-commerce opportunities and reach more customers online.

It consists of 3 separate programs:

  1. $2,400 Micro-Grant
  2. E-Commerce Advisory Support
  3. Boost Your Business Technology ($15,000)

The Grow your Business Online program helps small businesses take advantage of e-commerce opportunities.

  • You can access a network of e-commerce advisors for advice and support
  • You can get up to $2,400 to buy new e-commerce tools

The Boost Your Business Technology grant helps small and medium-sized businesses adopt new digital technologies.

  • Use a free digital assessment tool to evaluate your own digital readiness
  • Get up $15,000 to consult a digital expert and develop a digital adoption plan for your business
  • Get up to $100,000 in interest-free loans from BDC to implement your digital adoption plan
  • Leverage a subsidized work placement to bring on a recent graduate or student to help with your digital transformation.

The Grow Your Business Online Grant is offered in British Columbia through Small Business BC and is currently open for applications from businesses that meet all the following criteria:

  1. Is a for-profit business (including for-profit social enterprises and co-operatives)
  2. Is a registered or incorporated business
  3. Is a consumer-facing business
  4. Can be accessed by consumers or provides in-person services to consumers
  5. Has at least one employee (other than the business owner) or had at least $30,000 in annual revenue in the most recent tax year (2021)
  6. Must commit to maintaining a digital adoption strategy for six months after participating in the program
  7. Must consent to participating in follow-up surveys, having this information shared with the Government of Canada (ISED and Statistics Canada) and having the name of their business published as a recipient of funding

Your Business is NOT Eligible if it is:

  1. A corporate chain, franchise, or registered charity
  2. A  representative of a multi-level marketing company
  3. A brokerage firm, real estate agents, investment advisors, insurance agents, etc.
  4. A non-profit organization
  5. A business that is engaged in online reselling or drop-shipping reliant on third-party suppliers
  6. A wholesale or distribution business or manufacturer (unless you sell directly to consumers)

Businesses eligible for the Grow Your Business Online Grant will receive a micro-grant of up to $2,400 before taxes to help with costs relating to adopting digital technologies. The $2,400 micro-grant is a reimbursement-style grant so funding will be issued after your spending plan is confirmed, grant agreement is received, and eligible receipts/proof of payments are submitted and approved.

As part of your grant application, you will be asked to submit a spending plan. Spending plans will be pre-approved. You may submit more than one expense and receipt; however, you may only submit one claim package. Multiple claim packages will not be accepted.

Eligible costs are those that relate to implementation of an e-commerce solution or the net new cost for improving an existing e-commerce plan, which include:

  1. Costs related to the implementation or improvement of a digital e-commerce plan (e.g. online reservation/booking tools, online ordering systems, electronic payments)
  2. Costs related to website search optimization (SEO)
    •  Plan cannot be used solely for website search optimization, it needs to be tied to overall e-commerce implementation plan, and not a standalone item
  3. Costs related to the installation of an e-commerce platform (including subscription fees/costs)
  4. Costs of back-office solutions to support an e-commerce strategy
  5. Costs of social media advertising (Plan cannot be strictly social media advertising, it needs to tie into overall e-commerce implementation plan)
  6. Costs related to the creation of customer databases
  7. Hiring a consultant/agency to execute Digital Marketing initiatives related to your e-commerce store
  8. Development of new e-commerce website
  9. Upgrading existing e-commerce site for added functionality (i.e., new plugins, or features)
    • Redesign of an existing site is not eligible
  10. E-commerce software including:
    • Software to track and manage product inventory, as well as fulfill and ship orders
    • Software for product databases
    • Software to track sales, market to customers, offer discounts, maintain a loyalty program
    • Software to simplify marketing
    • Cyber Security software or certifications
  11. Hardware and accompanying software up to 20% of total grant amount
    • As for examples of limited coverage for software, it would be any software that is bought with equipment that is required to support an e-commerce strategy. For instance, if a small business buys a new e-commerce integrated point of sale (POS) system that costs $1,300, CDAP will cover 20% or $260.

Please Note: all eligible costs must be directly tied to the sale of goods and services online (i.e. online reservations/ordering or chat bot function on website), and you will need to clearly outline this in your application.

At Grow Faster Marketing, we understand the qualifying criteria for the $2400 Micro-Grant and will ensure that all expenses will qualify and help you grow your business faster.

Ineligible costs include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Costs of connectivity
  2. Costs related to the shipping of goods purchased through the e-commerce platform
  3. Purchases made prior to grant approval
  4. Renewal of digital services such as domain name, software subscription etc.
  5. Signage and printing
  6. Logo redesign and rebranding
  7. Business Owner’s salary or current employee salary for executing the project
  8. Costs of land, building or vehicle purchase
  9. Costs of intangible assets such a goodwill, whether capitalized or expensed
  10. Depreciation or amortization expenses
  11. Interest on invested capital, bonds, or debentures
  12. Bond discount
  13. Monthly mortgage, loan and/or rent payments
  14. Refinancing of an existing debt
  15. Losses on investments, bad debts, and any other debts
  16. Fines or penalties
  17. Costs related to litigation
  18. Fees for administrators including payments to any member or officer of the Recipient’s Board of Directors
  19. Opportunity costs
  20. Hospitality and entertainment costs
  21. Franchise fees and/or franchise license costs
  22. Lobbyist fees
  23. New capital expenditure
  24. Consulting fees for submission of CDAP application or any costs not related to the acquisition or set up of technology solution
  25. Non-arm’s length transactions (see eligibility FAQs for further details)
 

Applications for the Grow Your Business Online Grant are submitted through our grant partner, Digital Main Street.

To ensure your business meets the eligibility requirements, please have the following information ready for the application:

  1. Business name
  2. Business owner’s name and contact information
  3. Business structure
  4. Number of years in business
  5. BC Business registration number
  6. Articles of incorporation document for upload. 
    Example 1Example 2 (Sole Prop) 
  7. Industry type and NAICS code

Unsure of what you need? Feel free to get in touch with Grow Faster Marketing and we will help you for free! 

Your proof of payment should include the following information:

Date

The dates(s) of the proof(s) of payment must not be earlier than your approved Spending Plan date.

Description of Products/Services Purchased

The proof of payment should clearly indicate the products/services purchased from the supplier. These listed items should be approved products and services under the Canada Digital Adoption Program (see Grant Expense Eligibility section of this page).

Total of the Products and Services

The total spent on approved products and services on the proof of payment may be greater than $2,400. However, reimbursement will only total up to $2,400.

Tax Charges

Tax Charges (GST/PST/HST) will NOT be reimbursed. Grant payments will be issued based on the cost of the expense before taxes.

Supplier’s Information

The proof of payment should clearly indicate the supplier’s:

  1. Business Name
  2. Business Address
  3. Business GST (if applicable)
  4. Business PST (if applicable)

Applicant’s Information

The proof of payment should clearly indicate the applicant’s:

  1. Business Name
  2. Business Address (business must be based in BC)

Payment

Please note that receipts paid by cash are NOT an accepted payment method for this grant as verification of the payment cannot be substantiated. Also, no handwritten receipts will be accepted. The receipt must show a method of payment. Some forms of payment include:

A consumer-facing business is a business that sells directly to customers (B2C). Businesses can be a bricks and mortar business, or an online business.

Grant applications will be processed and adjudicated by the Canadian Digital Adoption Program team at Small Business BC, using the application portal available on the Digital Main Street website.

Should you have questions, please contact Small Business BC’s Canada Digital Adoption Program team at: [email protected]

At this time, there is no deadline for grant applications.

No. Grant applications must be submitted by the business owner. Grant intake forms and applications submitted by third parties will be denied.

Yes. As long as your business is registered or incorporated, and you meet the other eligibility requirements, new businesses are welcome to apply.

If you do not have at least one employee (other than the business owner), then you must have made at least $30,000 in annual revenue in the most recent tax year.

In other words, if you are a sole proprietor or owner of the business with no employees, you can apply for the grant as long as your business had at least $30,000 in annual revenue in the most recent tax year.

Businesses should have a government document that confirms the payment of Payroll Source Deductions paid. The employee must have been working at the business for at least three months.

Yes. Businesses will be required to declare that funding received from other programs is not being used to pay the same expense twice.

 

The Grow Your Business Online grant is being offered by both Small Business BC and Alacrity Academy.

B.C. based businesses can choose to apply for the grant through either organization, but you can only apply for the grant once. As part of the grant application, you’ll be asked to confirm that you’ve only applied once.

A non-arm’s length transaction is defined as follows:

A transaction made between related parties as described in Section 251 of the Income Tax Act, which defines related persons as individuals connected by blood relationship, marriage, or adoption, and any situation involving different degrees of control by these persons or corporations.

Our electronic fund transfer payments are handled via SparcPay, a division of SparcBlock. Our partnership ensures you receive your payments securely and quickly. In order to initiate payments and receive funds grant applicants will be required to register an account on SparcPay.

To register, you must have a copy of a void cheque available in an image or .pdf format, or a bank form from your business financial institution. This void cheque must match the name of the applicant’s business. Personal bank accounts are not accepted.

Yes. Any expense incurred in US dollars will be exchanged based on the rate of the bank or credit card used to process the transaction on the date of processing. A copy of your credit card or bank charge will be required, in addition to the receipt or proof of payment.

 

The grant will be provided as a reimbursement. Grant applicants will be required to submit an expense report, coinciding with their pre-approved spending plan and copies of any associated receipts and proof of payment documents.

Your grant reimbursement claim will be submitted through the application portal. You will receive information when you create an account and grant application, and instructions will be provided.

As part of your grant application, you will be asked to submit a spending plan. Spending plans will be pre-approved.

 

No. Tax charges will not be reimbursed. Grant payments will be issued based on the cost of the expense before taxes.

 

Yes. You may submit more than one expense and receipt; however, you may only submit one claim package. Multiple claim packages will not be accepted. The grant will reimburse a maximum of $2,400 before taxes.

 

As part of the Grow Your Business Online Program, eligible businesses are paired with an E-commerce Advisor who will review business digital assessments, consult on business grant spending plans, recommend digital marketing strategies and help implement new technologies.

As one of the first steps of the CDAP program, small businesses will be paired with an E-commerce Advisor to assess your digital needs and help develop your e-commerce strategies and deploy new digital technologies. All E-commerce Advisors receive training, developed, and delivered in partnership with Digital Main Street.

After an initial meeting, businesses may opt-out from working with an E-commerce Advisor as part of the Grow Your Business Online program and proceed solely with the grant application. It is highly recommended however that businesses take advantage of the expertise of an E-commerce Advisor to support digitization.

The CDAP Boost Your Business Technology grant helps SMEs:

  1. reduce overhead costs
  2. speed up transactions
  3. respond to clients more quickly
  4. manage inventory more efficiently
  5. improve supply chain logistics

This grant covers up to 90 per cent of the eligible cost of retaining the services of a digital advisor—up to a maximum of $15,000 per SME—to develop a digital adoption plan.

Businesses can secure a 0 per cent interest loan from the Business Development Bank of Canada to facilitate the acquisition of new technology. You must apply within 6 months of receiving the grant payment for the digital advisor.

Applicants can leverage the help of talented post-secondary students and recent graduates through subsidized work placements.

You’re ready to apply if:

  1. you’re an owner or director
  2. your business:
    is Canadian-owned
    is for-profit
    has 1 to 499 employees
    has had at least $500,000 in annual revenue in 1 of the last 3 years

How will you pay for new technology?
If you’re ready to move forward on your digital adoption plan but you don’t have the necessary cashflow, BDC can help with a 0% interest loan of up to $100,000.

Eligibility
You’re eligible if you have completed a digital adoption plan:

  1. as part of CDAP and have received your grant OR
  2. under another recognized digital adoption program and submitted it to CDAP

Loan amounts

  1. Business revenues of $500,000 to $5 million: loans between $25,000 and $50,000
  2. Business revenues over $5 million: loans between $25,000 and $100,000

Terms

  1. The loan has a 5-year term with 12-month capital postponement (total of 6 years).
  2. There are no fees.
  3. You have 6 months from the completion of your approved plan to make a loan request.
  4. You must meet BDC credit worthiness requirements.

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Got questions? Get your answers here.

Why do I need digital marketing for my business in New Westminster, BC?

Is that even a question you should be seriously asking? Do you hate money? Hate bringing your kids to new holidays or buying that new house for your family? Love working stupidly long hours, keeping your doors open for unreasonable or non-existent customers, doing things the ‘traditional’ way and watching your customers disappear into your competitors’ grasp?

Guess not. And that is the difference in results between a successful digital presence and a mediocre (or non-existent) one.

Imagine a 24/7 hungry salesperson going to where your customers are and persuading them to buy. Imagine yourself showing up (not your competitors) when your clients want to buy and you giving them what they want. Imagine a 24/7 money-printing machine.

Forget being ‘average’ or ‘good enough’ or ‘reliant on foot traffic’. Nobody has ever said no to more money. Certainly not you. We want to make you more money through performance-driven marketing strategies designed to succeed today.

What does a digital marketing agency REALLY do?

A digital marketing agency should, at the bare minimum, understand your business. They will assess the traffic that your website is getting and recommend the best online marketing platforms to invest in while balancing advertising spend and results. 

We already do all of that but, unlike other agencies, Grow Faster Marketing is not just focused on maintaining that perfect balance (this only maintains your status quo). We want to be your marketing partner-in-crime (or your on-demand, perfomance-oriented Chief Marketing Officer).

Our ultimate goal is to dominate your competitors and local market, make sure you are super visible when your customers are ready to buy, convert website visitors into paying customers and maximize your return on investment through the most advanced and innovative marketing strategies available. 

Why can't I do digital marketing on my own or hire someone on my team?

Sure you can and maybe you are doing it now. Do you also draft your legal agreements, prepare and lodge your own financial statements and clean your own toilets? Have you also done AI chatbots, written an award-winning blog with 1000 posts, posted your entire life on social media and then built a nice-looking website from a template?

Oh you have? Well done. How are the tangible results (aka revenue) and paying customers coming along? Ever valued your time and expertise? Ever thought about focusing on what really matters (revenue and profits) and using your precious time and expertise in doing just that? Want to forget about ever-escalating marketing expenses or hiring bloated and underperforming staff that are hard to cut as economic conditions continue to remain uncertain? So that you can achieve results that you want (and deserve) without running around in circles doing a little bit of this and that or paying over the odds for an unknown risk.

This is where performance-driven marketing experts (Grow Faster Marketing) step right in and take it off your plate. We want you to feel like “hey I’ve totally got this” every day without worrying about where your next customer is coming from or how the economy is doing under the current interest rates (thanks inflation!). 

We don’t waste your money making pretty sites for the sake of pretty sites or posting on social media for the sake of ‘likes’. Your landlord doesn’t accept payment in those currencies and neither should you. As your performance marketing partner-in-crime invested in your bottom-line, every single action we take or advice we recommend, we are focused on only one thing: how can this add customers and revenue to your company in the shortest possible time?

Why? Because you don’t get paid otherwise and neither do we.

What sort of digital marketing do we need for our business in New Westminster, BC?

How long is a piece of string? The answer totally depends on YOUR BUSINESS. We treat every business differently – even if they are competing in the same industry.

Why? If you consider your business and your biggest competitors – even as you are targeting the same audience and you offer a similar service or product – their online presence can be vastly different from yours and therefore lead to different results.

How? Their website can be different from yours in terms of age, design, backlinks or structure, leading to different search engine optimization (SEO) results and conversion rates compared to your website.

A strategy that involves an intensive link building, search engine optimization and content marketing campaign might be what your competitor requires while you might make more immediate gains from Google Ads or doing local SEO. Your brand might benefit vastly from a specialised social media advertising strategy with targeted landing pages compared to the typical social media updates that no one really cares about.

The key point is that we know that each business is different, which is why we design custom performance-driven marketing strategies for you to fit your exact needs and business strategy. Our goal is to deliver measurable results to your bottomline and we’ll do whatever it takes to achieve that goal.

Do you work with small or big companies?

Are you serious and driven about growing your business and dominating your local or regional market space? We WANT TO work with you.

Do you want to deploy a team of performance marketers and strategists who will help you to make more money and make the kind of return on investment that will leave you wondering why you have not worked with us earlier? We WANT TO work with you.

In short, it does NOT matter if you are a big or small company. We help feisty startups to massive brands, from everyday products to ultra-complex and niche services. Our clients range from small, local businesses in North America to companies operating from different continents. We thrive on challenges. We particularly enjoy working with local businesses which in turn support our local communities, and derive great satisfaction from growing your revenue and business.

Will I get a guaranteed return on my marketing investment?

Wait…a guarantee?!? For marketing?!? Yeah you read that right. Because we put our money where our mouth is and we can make guarantees that other marketing agencies cannot. Whether it is lead generation, Facebook/Instagram marketing, Google Ads or search engine optimization (SEO), we work for free if we don’t hit our agreed upon targets.

Why should I work with Grow Faster Marketing?

What you are really asking is: how do I know you will deliver the results I need and NOT rip me off?

We know. We’ve been there as business owners. You may have worked with one of the many ‘social media marketing agencies’ scammers often run by fast-talking 16 year olds who have zero business or marketing experience, promise to ‘increase website traffic’ or ‘get more likes or social media engagement’ and then outsource it to a cheaper country. All without delivering a single cent to your bottom line. But it sure delivered money from you to their bank accounts. Sounds familiar?

 

Locally based in North America specifically Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, we work with you to understand your business, your market and your competitors. We are performance marketers first and foremost (no templates here). We are remote-only, which cuts out the rent, fluff and expenses (such as free-flow keto, sugar-free snacks or on-site yoga lessons) that other expensive-looking marketing agencies incur which are most certainly passed on to you as a paying client. We focus on delivering revenue and paying customers – end of story.

In this uber-competitive (and uncertain) market that you are operating in, we focus on:

  • making sure your customers can see you before they see your competitors
  • getting paying customers who will buy your product or service on your terms
  • turning browsers into buyers
  • skyrocketing your online presence into the stratosphere and leaving your competitors far behind.

Sounds fair and good?