The federal government has announced a $1.9 million grant to Digital Coaching International to build an online forum advising small businesses on digital technology adoption.
The funding to DCI would create NGO The Enterprising Community, which would then provide advice to small enterprises through a website. The initiative is an outcome of the Small Business Digital Taskforce report, and would guide businesses “as they find a ‘new normal.’”
The Enterprising Community would partner with the tech sector, small business representatives, and Small Business Commissioners to help create “up-to-date and consistent digital advice, training and online support forums”.
Industry minister Karen Andrews said in a statement that the most resilient businesses during the pandemic had been quick to adapt, using digital tools for their operations, their products, and how they sold.
“Importantly, new technologies, increased access to global markets and global competition are redefining and creating new roles and skills across the economy,” said Andrews in a statement on Friday.
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