Small businesses looking to compete in an increasingly online world can soon take advantage of additional support announced today by the Minister for Small Business Julie Collins.
The ability to operate online is essential for small businesses in a post‑lockdown economy, where more Australians are turning to the convenience and safety of shopping from home.
The $18.6 million in funding is intended to help support small businesses adapt, and build resilience through digital technology, and will be available through a new round of the Digital Solutions — Australian Small Business Advisory Services Program, which provides grants to advisory service providers.
Minister Collins said grants are being offered in every state and territory, so that small businesses wanting to get online can access high quality, independent advice at low cost, regardless of where they’re located (including advice about selling online, social media and digital marketing, using online tools and software, and managing their online security risks).
Funding is available to business advisory service providers to deliver digitalisation advice for three years from April 2023.
These grants are available through a competitive funding round, each corresponding with a defined geographical coverage area.
For more information, visit the Australian Government Business website.