Boost Your Business’s Digital Presence With The Hawaii Business Pivot Grant Program & Shaka Web Design Services!
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Across the Hawaiian Islands, business owners and entrepreneurs have felt the pinch and squeeze of COVID-19. The extended closures, lockdown measures, and increased health anxieties have meant more and more people choose to stay home rather than get out and shop.
While every business owner would agree that our community’s health and well-being are important, the reality remains: the drastic and sudden change in consumer behavior has been brutal on many businesses.
However, not all hope has been lost. Those companies who have been able to pivot to a digital business and eCommerce method have found that online sales are where the future lies. The coronavirus pandemic helped amplify a reality that was already coming – forcing business owners to adapt quickly or face the consequences!
To help Hawaii businesses pivot their operation in the new pandemic economy, the Hawaii Business Pivot Grant Program has been introduced as part of the 2020 CARES Act legislation. With this new grant, eligible businesses in Hawaii can take advantage of up to $10,000 in grant-based reimbursement that can help put in place new methods and practices to help keep business booming while consumers continue to stay socially distant.
At Shaka Web Design Services, our team of web design experts are excited to help businesses learn more about this exciting new grant program, as well as how they can put those dollars to use to revamp and boost their digital presence with a powerful website, online sales capabilities, and digital marketing.
How Hawaii Is Helping Businesses Get Back On Their Feet
The Hawaiian Business Pivot Grant Program is an exciting new way for business owners to breathe a sigh of relief in the midst of one of the most difficult economic periods in recent history.
As part of the CARES Act – the economic stimulus legislation passed in early 2020 to help businesses dealing with COVID-19 impacts – the Hawaiian Business Pivot Grant Program has opened up a unique opportunity for business owners to grow and thrive during the pandemic.
In order to take advantage of this marketplace pivot grant, business owners can take advantage of three incredible opportunities through the Hawaii Business Pivot Grant Program:
- The grant offers reimbursement for eligible purchases up to $10,000
- Increased access to business services to help your company adapt to new changes, including technical assistance, workshops, training, and consultant resources.
- Access to the brand-new online marketplace that offers business owners new capabilities for products and services to help them transform their operations in the new socially-distant, digital marketplace.
With limited funds available, the Hawaiian Business Pivot Program will only help around 2,500 businesses gain access to these funds. So you need to act quickly to take advantage of the opportunity to boost your business and emerge from the coronavirus better than ever. Business owners can learn more and apply online.
To qualify for reimbursements, businesses must be:
- In business prior to March, 20, 2020
- Have fewer than 100 employees
- Registered in the State of Hawaii
- Operate in a physical commercial space in Hawaii (Home-based businesses are NOT eligible)
Pivot To A New Digital Normal With Shaka Web Design Services
The key to taking advantage of this new grant program is through a definable pivot. In the application process, businesses will be required to designate how they will utilize the funds to help them pivot their business methods and operations in response to the pandemic. One of the most important pivots that any business can make during these difficult times is to revamp and supercharge their online presence!
At Shaka Web Design Services, our team of web designers are skilled and experienced at helping businesses of any type and size boost their online website and digital marketing to reach customers. As an eligible part of the Hawaiian Business Pivot Grant Program, updates to websites and online marketing solutions are an eligible part of the grant application – meaning that you can team up today with the Shaka Web Design Services crew to begin building a new digital business solution using the reimbursement funds available.
Building a strong website involves more than you might think – and having access to a grant can help you make sure that you take care of all necessary parts to boost your traffic, conversion rates, and revenue. At Shaka Web Design Services, our team is skilled in web design elements such as:
- Website Development
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Website Maintenance
- Website Security
- Ongoing Website Support
- Hosting Solutions
- Privacy Compliance
- Accessibility Compliance
- eCommerce Solutions
The funds from the Hawaiian Business Pivot Program Grant are limited, so you must apply quickly. Call our team today to begin learning more about a revamped digital presence’s capabilities and how Shaka Web Design Services can aid you in putting together the right pivot for your grant application.