Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS)Digital Solutions Program 2020
Your safety matters. Due to COVID-19, we are delivering all workshops virtually until further notice.
If you're a Victorian for-profit small business with less than 20 employees, you qualify for the ASBAS Digital Solutions program!
The program is for small businesses who are struggling in (or outside of) the online marketplace. Whether you aren't getting enough customers, want to develop a website, can't get followers on social media, or are wary of online security threats, this is the program for you.
The ASBAS Digital Solutions program covers digital and general business topics. Digital topics include websites and selling online, social media and digital marketing, using small business software, and online security and data privacy, while general topics include business strategy, finance, human resources, resilience and wellbeing, and COVID-19 stimulus packages for small business.
Attend online and face-to-face workshops run by leading industry experts on a range of topics focussing on gereral business support and digital business support.
Learn step-by-step how to bridge the gaps in your business with our comprehensive online learning portal.
Our easy-to-follow and well laid out lectures provide all the information you need to digitise your business.
Access low-cost one-on-one mentoring with a digital or general business expert. Determine the unique needs of your business and develop a digital plan or small business strategy.
Digital Solutions Mentoring and Business Resilience program
Victoria offers additional programs for small businesses supported by ASBAS Digital Solutions.
Digital Solutions Mentoring is open to eligible small business in Victoria. The service is simple: you pay $25 and you receive 2 hours of mentoring with a digital business expert (up to 4 hours).
To book an appointment, register with ASBAS Digital Solutions, receive an initial consultation to determine the best mentor for your needs, and book your appointment.
The Business Resilience program is designed to assist small businesses suffering the impacts of COVID-19. Support includes free access to online workshops and online resources.
Workshop topics include areas such as strategy and resilience, customers and online marketing, human resources, general business help, and mental health and wellbeing.
PROGRAM SUCCESS STORIES
“It’s a fabulous initiative!”
Jacqui Harvey from Yarra Valley Gourmet Foods became a member of the ASBAS Digital Solutions program in early 2019. Jacqui has worked in fast moving consumer goods for the past 25 years. After deciding she wanted to do something on her own, she purchased an existing condiments business based under a winery in the Yarra Valley.
Her participation in the ASBAS Digital Solutions program has seen her attendance at four three-hour workshops, covering the topics SEO Foundations for Small Business, Boost Business with Facebook Advertising, Social Media Marketing 101, and Create Video Using a Mobile Phone.
Download the ASBAS Digital Solutions program Information Booklet
Click the button below to read our program booklet, featuring participant success stories, mentor expert profiles, and topic guides.
Low Cost Digital Marketing Channels for Small Business
In order to attract new customers who are genuinely interested in buying your specific product or service, small business owners should be implementing a digital marketing strategy.
Am I eligible to register?
To access the program's services, you must be operating for-profit in Victoria and have under 20 full-time equivalent employees. Sole traders can also access the program. Your business must have an ABN.
What are the costs involved?
Workshops, webinars, and the online learning platform are all FREE. You can access one-on-one mentoring for a cost of $25 for 2 hours (up to 4 hours in total) as an add-on program service.
How much time do I need to dedicate to the program?
The initial program phone call will last approximately 30 minutes. Our business consultant will use this time to learn about your business' needs and ascertain how you can get the most out of the program. They will recommend pertinent topic areas and upcoming workshops best suited to your needs.
After that, you have 30 hours to spend attending workshops, webinars, and—if you choose to add on this low-cost option—mentoring.
When does the program end?
The program runs until 30 June 2021. In that time you can access your allocation of workshops and webinars. Add-on mentoring is likely to reach capacity before that time, so we recommend booking early.
Due to the popularity of this program, places are filling fast, so we recommend that you register now!
Where are the workshops held?
Due to COVID-19, workshops are currently being delivered online. Once restrictions allow for face-to-face workshops to resume, they will be held in various locations across metropolitan and regional Victoria.
How will my small business benefit?
Your business will become more equipped to compete in the online marketplace. Learn how to build a website, implement digital marketing strategies, connect with social media and much more!