Helping businesses to focus on digital
WORKING in the digital economy will be the focus of a Small Business Lunch Box Session to be held in Airlie Beach next Monday, March 9.
The session is an initiative of the Small Business Advisory Service provided by Whitsundays Marketing and Development Limited (WMDL) and funded by the Australian Government through AusIndustry.
WMDL Small Business Advisor Deb Lewis said the ‘lunch box sessions’, launched last year, focussed on one specific topic at a time, covering areas of financial planning, business management, risk management and business planning.
“The sessions are in high demand and also present an excellent opportunity to get businesses working together by establishing important business–to–business relationships,” she said.
In her role as the small business advisor, Ms Lewis has helped over 265 businesses across the region in the past year.
WMDL Executive Director Jeff Aquilina said the region had seen a huge spike in new businesses opening up over the past six months and assisted by the advisory program.
“We are very proud to announce that we have exceeded our targets for the two-year program within its first year,” he said.
“This is a terrific result for the Whitsundays and I would like to congratulate Deb Lewis on the success of the program.”
Ms Lewis said it was great to see the program making a difference by preparing local businesses for future events, assisting in continuity planning and establishing resilient business models.
“The vast majority of businesses in this region are of small to medium-size and we have assisted many of those businesses through one on one mentoring, business networks and workshops,” she said.
For more information on the advisory service or to register for Monday’s session, contact Deb Lewis on 0427 577 339.