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JANE PRENTICE MP, Federal Member for Ryan

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Going digital to help businesses grow

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Going digital to help businesses grow

The Turnbull Government has announced funding of $18m towards a new Australia-wide program helping family and small businesses build their digital capability.

Hon Jane Prentice MP, Federal Member for Ryan, said the program means businesses in Ryan would have access to high-quality advice from proven providers for a minimal fee.

“The Australian Government is investing in small businesses to help them create jobs and grow in the digital economy,” Mrs Prentice said. 

“Research shows small businesses that are digitally engaged are more likely to grow their revenue and up to eight times more likely to create new jobs.” 

The funding is being provided through the Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) – a long running program now being re-booted to focus on building digital capabilities.

ASBAS Digital Solutions will offer easy to understand advice to help small businesses grow, including advice on websites and selling online, harnessing social media and digital marketing, using small business software and the importance of online security and data privacy. 

Services will be delivered in ways to suit each business, including: one-on-one support delivered directly, remotely online, or by phone; interactive webinars; and face-to-face workshops. ASBAS Digital Solutions will fill a gap by offering small businesses low-cost and easy to understand advice on a range of digital solutions to meet their business needs.


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