The Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) Digital Solutions is a three year government funded program aimed to increase the digital capability of small business owners. ASBAS provides low cost, high quality advice on a wide range of digital topics aimed to help small businesses meet their business needs and grow their digital presence.
From November 2020, new businesses accessing this service will be offered an initial review of their needs and given access to webinars, workshops and one to one mentoring. Through these services, business owners can:
- learn about how digital technology can help your business
- complete a detailed digital assessment leading to a digital plan
- receive ongoing support from your ASBAS Digital Solutions provider
Your first interaction with the ASBAS Digital Solutions service will be free. Small business operators who continue with the program can access a subsidised one-on-one consultations with digital experts from just $44 inc GST, plus a huge range of subsidised workshops and webinars.
Business Station are contracted to deliver these services across Western Australia, Queensland and Northern Territory. In QLD, we partner with RDA Brisbane and in NT we partner with Treeti Business Consulting to deliver the services.
Digital advisory services include:
- Social media and digital marketing
- Websites and online selling
- Online security and data privacy
- Small business software
Due to the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses, the ASBAS program is also now offering general business advisory services to support you through this challenging time. Services are delivered through a mix of one-to-one and group formats.
Topics for general business advice can include:
- business crisis management and business continuity planning
- finance management and boosting cashflow
- staff management and creating a safe work environment
- retaining and staying connected to customers
- resilience and wellbeing
- COVID-19 stimulus packages for small business
ASBAS Digital Solutions is available to small businesses around Australia. To find your local ASBAS provider please visit www.business.gov.au/ASBAS