About the Digital Service Squad
The Digital Service Squad (DSS) is a digital marketing consulting service offered to communities around Alberta. You will be supported by skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced students from the University of Alberta School of Business.
What We Do
One-on-One Support to Small Businesses
Google My Business
Branded Business Photography
Logo & Brand Design
How It Works
Connect with us.
Apply for funding.
Promote the program to your community.
Students start working with your business.
The world of digital marketing is always in flux and can be a bit overwhelming for a busy business owner to stay on top of. While I'd always felt my business had a decent online profile I really wasn't sure where we stood in the overall scheme of things so I was very interested to take advantage of this program... I would highly recommend that every business owner take advantage of this program, especially if you don't have much of an online presence or if you're unsure of how strong your digital footprint is. These days our online marketing strategy is the most important tool we have and this program can really help boost it for us.
- Shane, Shades of Grey Tattoo
client satisfaction rating
businesses in Edmonton helped in 8+ areas, across 30+ industries.
businesses from disadvantaged or marginalized groups were supported
On track to help business in Leduc, Wetaskiwin, & surrounding areas transition to digital
Google My Business listings optimized
digital assessments completed
Note: Program ongoing
Did You Know?
71% of consumers who experienced good social media service experience with a brand are likely to recommend it to others.
64% of users are more likely to buy a product online.
People form first impressions in about 17 milliseconds
70% of companies either have a digital transformation strategy in place or are working on one.
70% of baby boomers shop online
Frequently asked questions
We want you to be our Digital Service Squad. How do we sign up?
What services can our community businesses expect from this program?
DSS members are Alberta youth hired locally to support small business and help them set up digital tools to promote their online presence. Squad services could include training and advisory support towards digital strategy development, developing or enhancing Google My Business listings, social media assistance, professional photography, and more.
How can our community access the grant funding?
You can learn about funding and apply here.