Helotes Economic Development (HEDC) encourages small businesses within the City of Helotes to diversify by establishing and promoting e-commerce sales to complement their brick-and-mortar storefront for the retail and service industry. E-commerce has become increasingly important for businesses in the past decade and the COVID19 pandemic has magnified its significance in business models. Consumer behavior continues to change rapidly. Growing E-commerce businesses during this crisis will result in stronger Helotes businesses post-COVID19.
Helotes Economic Development is committing $80,000 to this marketing program that provides a maximum $5,000 matching grant per business to reimburse up to 75% of total project cost to establish, operate, and promote e-commerce for their business.