As a small business owner, it’s important to keep your finger on the pulse with what’s new to ensure you’re keeping up with the competition and even getting ahead with the latest in all things business!
The Australian Government are providing Digital Solutions programs which work with you to adopt digital tools to save you time and money, and to assist in developing your business!
Small businesses based in Victoria that are registered with an ABN and have less than 20 employees, as well as sole traders, are eligible to join the $44 program and access up to 3 hours of professional business mentoring, as well as workshops, webinars and online courses — all of which covers websites and selling online, social media and digital marketing, small business software and online security, and data privacy.
So, are you ready to grow your business? Are you needing tailored advice for your small business? Register with Digital Solutions – Australian Small Business Advisory Services program to help you start, sustain, and grow your business online.
To join, you need to fill out a registration form, where you’ll be asked to provide your contact details, business information and indicate what digital tools you are currently using. Once complete, you’ll be redirected to book your free onboarding call to discuss your business needs and learn how the program can best help you.
Register at: https://courses.melbourneinnovation.com.au/
After the onboarding call, you’ll be asked to pay a once-off $44 program fee (or receive approval for a financial hardship exemption). The fee is for 7 hours of support and your first interaction with the service is free. Once payment is made, you will receive an email with access details to the program where you can book in mentoring and workshops, watch webinars, and undertake online courses.
The Digital Solutions program, previously known as ASBAS works with small businesses to make the most of digital tools and offers broader advice specific to your business needs
Whether you would like to reach more customers online, create a website, increase your social media following or improve your business’s online security, the Digital Solutions program can help you!
By joining the program, you’ll gain access to the following services:
Program participants are eligible for three hours of one-on-one business mentoring. Choose from 30+ mentors who can help you determine the unique needs of your business and develop a digital strategy.
Attend the online workshops run by leading industry experts on a range of topics such as digital marketing, social media, SEO, website building, accounting software and more. Also access the suite of recorded webinars.
Learn step-by-step how to bridge the gaps in your business with the comprehensive online learning portal. Easy-to-follow and accessible courses provide all the information you need to digitise your business.
Learn all about:
- how digital tools can help your small business
- websites and selling online
- social media and digital marketing
- using small business software
- online security and data privacy.
Digital Solutions is a 7 hour packaged service that offers 3 hours of one-on-one tailored support as well as group workshops or webinars.
Support for businesses affected by COVID-19
Digital Solutions providers are also offering general business advice to support you through this difficult time, including:
- business crisis management and business continuity planning
- finance management and boosting cashflow
- staff management and creating a safe work environment
- retaining and staying connected to customers
- resilience and wellbeing
- COVID-19 stimulus packages for small business.