Helping South West small businesses grow by going digital

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

Member for Forrest Nola Marino said South West small businesses would benefit from low cost services that will be tailored to suit their individual needs.

“This is great news for South West businesses that might be struggling to adopt new technology, which is so important to help grow their business,” Mrs Marino said.

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,” Mrs Marino said.

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.