Small Business Digital Adaption Program: Still Accepting Applications
The fallout from COVID-19 has mostly been grim, however, it has also prompted a surge in new technologies, allowing startups to transform and restructure their offering. At Allied Legal we have observed an increase in the number of startup and small business grants, allowing founders to adapt to a new digital landscape.
The Small Business Digital Adaption Program, for example, is still accepting applications for their program. The initiative – implemented by the Victorian Government – assists sole traders, startups, micro businesses and small businesses in accessing software and digital tools. As part of the program, Victorian startups are encouraged to build their digital capacity by improving their online marketing and upgrading their websites.
The Victorian Government has partnered with a range of suppliers, allowing Melbourne startups to access one of the approved products for 12 months, along with unlimited free product training. Trade Trak, Australian Good Food Guide, Shopify, Squarespace and Xero are just some of the suppliers participating in the scheme.
Benefits of the Program
The program’s digital tools are designed to help Melbourne startups or small businesses to streamline their day-to-day operations, from stock management to customer service. Successful applicants have been able to increase their productivity, grow their client base, and generate cash flow.
What You Get
- Eligible Melbourne startups can apply for a rebate of $1200 to assist with the purchase of new products and systems.
- Access to one or more approved products for 12 months.
- Unlimited training sessions and workshops.
- Free product trials.
- Your startup must hold an Australian Business Number (ABN).
- You must operate a Victorian-based startup.
- You must prove that your startup is willing to adapt to a digital operating environment.
Applications remain open until 11.59pm on 30 June 2021, or whenever funds are exhausted. You can access the application using the link.
Need help? Contact us
At Allied Legal we are across startup news and grant opportunities, which is why we not only offer speciality startup legal advice, but grant assistance too. If you need help locating or applying for a grant, give us a call on 03 8691 3111 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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