From Problem To Solution: The Best CDAP Success Stories

Are you a small or medium-sized business struggling to compete in today’s digital landscape? Suffering from recessionary factors? Look no further than the Canadian Digital Adoption Program (CDAP). Developed by the Canadian Federal Government, CDAP provides funding to provide guidance to help businesses adopt digital technologies and strategies to increase their competitiveness and profitability.

In this blog post, we’ll share the stories of four businesses that already partnered with us to navigate the CDAP process and successfully begin to transform their businesses. From leveraging social media and SEO to providing a better customer experience, and improved online security, these businesses were able to increase revenue and secure long-term success.

CDAP Grant Success Stories: We Make Stuff Happen & Zancope Notary owners

Hit Hard By The Recession: Zancope Notary Public

When Flavia Zancope, owner of Zancope Notary Public, found herself struggling to keep her business at full capacity after the recession, her world was turned upside down. As a dedicated entrepreneur, she poured her heart and soul into her work, but the decline in real estate purchases had dealt a devastating blow to her bottom line. Despite the obstacles, Flavia refused to give up and was determined to find a way to turn things around.

Then the pandemic hit, and Flavia saw an opportunity to create something new. With lockdowns making it difficult for clients to access her services, she came up with the idea of a drive-through notary service. This innovation helped keep the business going, but Flavia knew she needed to do more to increase revenue and take her business to the next level.

That’s when Flavia turned to We Make Stuff Happen. With their guidance and support, Flavia applied for the CDAP grant, was approved, and got the funding she needed to get advice on the next steps for enhancing her digital marketing. With We Make Stuff Happen by her side, Flavia was able to make meaningful changes to her business that would help her attract new clients and retain existing ones.

Through hard work and dedication, Flavia implemented We Make Stuff Happen’s advice and began to enhance her social media to increase engagement with her ideal clients. She started sharing regular updates on her social media channels, showcasing her services, and highlighting her new bespoke location. This has helped her build a loyal following and attract new clients to her business.

Flavia also streamlined her processes and improved the client journey, creating a more efficient and enjoyable experience. As a result of the CDAP process, We Make Stuff Happen helped with changes to her website, which helped improve the client experience and the website’s SEO. By updating the website’s design and incorporating targeted keywords and meta tags, Flavia improved her search engine rankings and attracted even more clients.

The results of Flavia’s collaboration with We Make Stuff Happen were nothing short of remarkable. Her business began to grow rapidly, and her drive-through notary service became the talk of the town. She even branched out into international documentation, a massive boon for any notary business. Thanks to the changes she implemented, Flavia was able to secure the long-term success of her business and achieve the success she always knew was possible.

Flavia’s story is a testament to the power of perseverance and seeking out support when you need it. With the help of We Make Stuff Happen and the CDAP grant, Flavia was able to create something truly special and transform her business. Her success is an inspiration to all those who refuse to give up on their dreams, no matter how challenging the journey may be.

CDAP Success Story: Venture Pacific

Revenue Plummeted: Venture Pacific Construction Management, LTD.

When the pandemic hit, Venture Pacific, a commercial, residential, and industrial builder and project management team in Western Canada, was dealt a devastating blow. City planning became backlogged, and the company’s revenue plummeted, and it struggled to keep busy. As the company’s president, Mark Van Ek, watched their business suffer, he knew they needed to make drastic changes to survive.

That’s when Mark reached out to We Make Stuff Happen for help. By applying for the CDAP, Venture Pacific received the funding they needed to work with We Make Stuff Happen to create a strategy that would leverage digital marketing to move their business forward.

We Make Stuff Happen advised Venture Pacific to become known as a high-end residential builder. This involved creating a revised website, developing a social media strategy, and implementing a search engine optimization (SEO) plan. They also launched a marketing campaign targeting high-end buyers in Western Canada.

Through hard work and determination, Venture Pacific successfully pivoted their business from commercial buildings to include high-end residential construction. The company’s revenue increased significantly, and they were able to hire more staff and expand its operations.

We Make Stuff Happen’s expertise and guidance was crucial to Venture Pacific’s success. With their help, the company’s online presence improved, with their website receiving more traffic and their social media accounts gaining more followers. Their SEO efforts paid off, as they began ranking higher in search engine results for relevant keywords.

Venture Pacific’s transformation is a powerful reminder of the importance of adaptability and the role digital marketing can play in transforming a business. With We Make Stuff Happen’s advice and the CDAP grant, Venture Pacific overcame the challenges of the recession and created a new path forward. Their success story is a testament to the resilience and determination of entrepreneurs who refuse to give up on their dreams.

MYO Lab - CDAP Success Story

Needed New Patients: Myo Lab Health and Wellness

As a multidisciplinary physio practice in Calgary, MYo Lab’s goal was to help its clients improve their physical well-being. However, despite their dedication and hard work, MYo Lab faced significant challenges in reaching and engaging with their target audience through social media. They also struggled with irregular content creation and blog posts, resulting in poor search engine optimization (SEO) and difficulty attracting new customers. On top of that, finding their location was challenging for customers due to confusing directions and a lack of available parking.

The team at MYo Lab knew they needed help, and that’s when they turned to We Make Stuff Happen for guidance. With the help of the CDAP grant program, The We Make Stuff Happen Team took them step by step through a process to evaluate holes in their digital strategy.

With We Make Stuff Happen’s advice and expertise, MYo Lab created an engaging social media plan that resonated with their ideal clients. They restarted content creation and blog posts to improve SEO and increase online visibility. MYo Lab created videos that provided clear directions to their location from various points in the city, showcasing available parking options and improving the overall customer experience.

Thanks to this collaboration, MYo Lab saw a significant increase in social media engagement and website traffic and an improvement in its SEO rankings. The videos’ clear directions and parking information also increased foot traffic, resulting in a higher conversion rate of potential customers to paying clients. The partnership with We Make Stuff Happen through the CDAP grant program helped MYo Lab to overcome its initial challenges and establish a solid online presence, leading to increased business success.

MYo Lab’s success story is a testament to the power of seeking help when you need it and the importance of building a solid online presence. With We Make Stuff Happen’s support, MYo Lab improved its social media strategy, boosted website traffic, and increased customer engagement. They created a smoother customer experience and ultimately achieved their goal of helping their clients improve their physical well-being.

APASS: CDAP Success Story

COVID Blocked Clients: APASS Education Group

The pandemic hit hard for APASS, an ESL school in British Columbia dedicated to helping foreign achieve their goal of gaining access to Canadian Universities. Lockdowns prevented new immigrants from entering the country, and their business suffered tremendously. They struggled to keep enrollments coming in.

But with the advice of the We Make Stuff Happen CDAP Advisor and the CDAP grant program, APASS was able to identify gaps in their digital strategy and get solutions to fill those gaps.

As they worked through the CDAP process, they learned about targeted marketing and branding, how to appeal to their ideal student, and the best ways to communicate the value of their services. They also learned the importance of leveraging UBC’s high student acceptance rate, positioning themselves as the go-to choice for those looking to attend the prestigious university.

The results were astounding. Despite the chaos of the pandemic, APASS experienced a surge in clients and a thriving business. With We Make Stuff Happen’s expert guidance and support, they were able to completely transform their future and achieve remarkable success.

APASS’s story is a testament to the resilience of entrepreneurs who refuse to give up on their dreams, even in the toughest of times. With the right strategy and support, anything is possible. Thanks to the CDAP grant program and We Make Stuff Happen, APASS overcame its initial challenges and created a bright future for itself and its clients.

These are just a few of our CDAP success stories, isn’t it  time to create your own? Let’s book a time now for your CDAP eligibility assessment and get the help you need to complete and submit your application. (You might even get same-day approval) Let’s get your CDAP to help rebuild your business together.

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