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Opportunity for high profile entrepreneurs to help Durack small businesses go digital


The Federal Government’s newly announced Small Business Digital Champions Project will give small businesses the opportunity to be part of a nationwide mentoring program.

Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price said 100 small businesses from diverse sectors across Australia will be chosen to receive a digital transformation valued at up to $20,000.

This will include the hardware, software and digital skills training required for them to thrive in their particular field.

“I encourage small businesses in Durack to register their interest in taking part in this great opportunity to have their company transformed with the help of this mentoring program,” she said.

“It would enable them to grow their business through improving their digital capacity.”

Fifteen of the 100 businesses will be selected to become a ‘Digital Champion’ – to undergo their transformation in the public spotlight, with the mentoring assistance of high profile Australian entrepreneurs including: Larry Kestelman – founder of Dodo internet, Dr Sam Prince – founder of hospitality chain Zambrero and Michelle Bridges – fitness trainer and founder of the online 12WBT Program.

“I also encourage Durack businesses to register interest in being a Digital Champion, a Digital Mentor or a corporate partner,” the Minister said.

The Government’s Small Business Digital Champions Project, will create relatable, real-time case studies to inspire and inform small business owners across Australia about how to go digital.

“The Federal Government is committed to ensuring that all small businesses in Durack have the support they need to grow and prosper and employ more Australians. That includes helping them go digital so they can fulfil their true potential in the modern economy,” said Minister Price.

Small businesses will be able to follow the 12 month digital transformation of the Digital Champions, learning as they learn, and gaining the confidence and understanding they need to make these tools work for them, and their own business.

The Digital Champions’ business upgrade will be boosted by expertise and resources contributed by a range of corporate partners, including Facebook and Google. For businesses interested in receiving a digital transformation visit: www.jobs.gov.au/transforming-small-businesses

For more information or to register your interest in being a Digital Champion, a Digital Mentor or a corporate partner visit: www.jobs.gov.au/digital-champions The project will formally commence in early 2019.

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