Call for in­ter­est in dig­i­tal makeover

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Australia Day 2019 -

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.

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