Up to $20,000 is available from the Small Business Digital Champions to encourage SMEs to use digital technology that can help them grow their business and create more jobs.
Small Business Digital Champions
The Small Business Digital Champions Project is an Australian Government initiative intended to inspire and equip Australian small businesses to thrive in the digital economy.
Starting in early 2019, the Small Business Digital Champions Project will provide 100 small businesses with a digital makeover valued at up to $20,000. 15 of these small business owners will be selected to become Digital Champions, taking their digital journey in the public spotlight, and receiving mentorship from successful Australian entrepreneurs. These sector-specific case studies will provide inspiration and practical insights to small business owners around the country on how to ‘go digital’.
This initiative will also fund 15 industry associations to provide sector-specific advice to small businesses that want to go on this digital journey.
100 Australian small businesses will receive a comprehensive digital transformation of their business valued at up to $20,000.
Eligibility is open to Australian owned and operated businesses with less than 20 full time (or equivalent) employees, including sole traders. Small businesses that have not received any Government funding (State or Commonwealth) for the same or similar digital supports are invited to apply. To be able to participate, a small business will have to:
- demonstrate compliance with all taxation laws and industrial relations laws, and
- have an identifiable digital need.
If a small business owner is successful in their application, they must be willing to have details of their business available publically and be willing to be promoted online through a range of digital channels.
These small business owners will also need to agree to a regular schedule of engagements, such as interviews, coaching sessions with mentors and digital training over a 12-month period.
To be announced.