School of Business Consulting Group 


Digital Service Squad

We are university students passionate about making businesses more profitable.

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.

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Provide this program to your community for FREE through the Business Link Grant


Apply for funding for your community here.

What We Do

One-on-One Support to Small Businesses

Google My Business

Website Creation

Branded Business Photography

Social Media

Logo & Brand Design

Ecommerce Implementation

Business Strategy

How It Works

Step 1

Connect with us.

Step 2

Apply for funding.

Step 3

Promote the program to your community.

Step 4

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

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Our Impact


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businesses in Edmonton helped in 8+ areas, across 30+ industries.


recommendations implemented


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?

We are excited to work with you and your community! Schedule a meeting with us today. Complete this form or email us at or call us at 780-716-7970.

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.

When is the deadline for signing up for this program?

Applications intake for the Business Link DSS Grants are open now until September 30, 2021. Our team can work with your timeline, contact us to schedule a free discovery call!

Contact Us

Learn more about the benefits. Contact us by phone, email or via our Instagram!