Digital Ready for Business is an important part of our commitment to supporting small businesses and encouraging jobs growth around Tasmania.

The 2016 program which is being launched today in Hobart, Launceston and Ulverstone, has been expanded to include 96 events and will run for an extra three months from March to November.

The Hodgman Liberal Government has committed $800,000 over four years to the program as part of our ‘Getting Behind, and Backing, Small Business’ policy.

Digital Ready for Business has been a huge success with more than 900 businesses across the state participating in the 2015 program.

The Hobart venue for tonight’s seminar is the old Mercury Building which is also the site of one of our new Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hubs (E&I Hubs) which we announced last week.

That program, in partnership with UTAS, TasTAFE and others will see young people, graduates and startups given the opportunity to develop and launch their businesses in Tasmania.

But for existing businesses wanting to get online and participate in the digital economy, the Digital Ready for Business program offers seminars and individual coaching.

The Digital Ready for Business program will also be running seminars and coaching sessions this year on King Island and Flinders Island.

The Dept of State Growth has been liaising with the Bass Strait island councils to promote the program to local business and arrange two three-day sessions later this year.

The focus of the seminars will be:
1. Website fundamentals
2. Social media fundamentals
3. Facebook for business
4. Online advertising
5. Search Engine Optimisation/Understanding analytics
6. Useful tools/Cloud services

All the seminar and website content has been expanded for this year’s program, and new content has been added including new video case studies.

Businesses can register their interest or book via the website:

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