Call for interest in digital makeover
Federal Member for Wannon Dan Tehan has urged small and family businesses in his electorate to apply for grants up to $20,000 to help with a ‘digital makeover’.
Mr Tehan said applications were open for funding through a Small Business Digital Champions project.
He said funding for a technology upgrade might be able to help Wannon businesses unlock their potential.
“The Small Business Digital Champions project is about helping support small businesses to learn the skills and build confidence to embrace digital opportunities,” he said.
Mr Tehan said evidence showed that when small businesses were digitally engaged, they were 50 percent more likely to be growing revenue, eight times more likely to create jobs, seven times more likely to be exporting, and 14 times more likely to be innovating new products or services. “The government wants every Australian small business to share in this success,” he said.
Applications close on Monday. People keen to know more, to apply for project funding or register an interest in being a digital mentor or corporate partner can visit website digitalchampions.jobs. gov.au.