As part of the Victorian Government’s $3 billion Business Resilience Package – the government is providing $20 million to help business build digital capability in their day-to-day operations.
The Small Business Digital Adaption Program is now open. Through the program, eligible businesses will be able to trial and then receive access to digital products, tools and training they can use to build digital capability in their day-to-day operations.
Products currently available to businesses through this program include website, e-commerce, finance and digital business management tools. You must register first to be eligible for the program and access digital product suppliers.
Once registered, a business can trial selected digital products from suppliers who have partnered with the Victorian Government, then choose one of these products to purchase. Once businesses have purchased a product, they can apply for a rebate of $1,200 to access the product for 12 months.
The program also offers free digital adaptation training and workshops to help registered businesses adopt and implement online tools in their business.
Program guidelines, full details on eligibility and how to register are available on the Small Business Digital Adaptation Program webpage.
Registrations are now open and will close on 28 February 2021 or when funds are exhausted, whichever is sooner.
Free online courses, live and on-demand events as well as a range of business resources can be accessed through the Upskill My Business program.