It also found that only one-in-five small businesses currently has a digital strategy.
This is the gap that the digital reboot of the Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) aims to fill.
Many small businesses will already be familiar with the support previously provided by the long-running ASBAS program, such as advice about funding, building a business, and building a talented team. Low cost services include diagnostics, business systems, mentoring and training.
The recently launched ASBAS Digital Solutions offers small businesses low cost and easy to understand advice on a range of digital solutions to meet their needs. Services may include one-on-one direct support, remote online or phone support, as well as interactive webinars and workshops.
Three major providers are working with partner organisations to deliver ASBAS right around Australia, including all rural and regional areas.
ASBAS Digital Solutions: grant amount and coverage area
|Penrith City and District Business Advisory Centre Limited (NSW/ACT)||$1.02 million||$2 million||$2.07 million||$1 million||$6.09 million|
|Business Station Incorporated (QLD/NT/WA)||$1 million||$1.78 million||$2 million||$0.9 million||$5.68 million|
|Darebin Enterprise Centre Limited (SA/VIC/TAS)||$1.07 million||$2.01 million||$2.16 million||$1.01 million||$6.25 million|
ASBAS Digital Solutions became available on 2 July 2018.
Find out more about the Australian Small Business Advisory Services.