Small Businesses can now access the Victorian Digital Adaptation Program. Designed to assist small businesses in creating opportunities and diversifying in the face of COVID-19, the program is delivered as part of the Victorian Governments $3 billion Business Resilience Package. The $20 million program is focused on assisting small businesses, sole traders and micro businesses build digital capability in their day-to-day operations.
Through the program, eligible businesses will be able to trial and then receive access to digital products, tools and training they can use to build digital capability in their day-to-day operations. Products currently available to businesses through this program include website, e-commerce, finance and digital business management tools.
Businesses will be able to register, and trial selected digital products from suppliers who have partnered with the Victorian Government, then choose one of these products to purchase. Once businesses have purchased a product, they can apply for a rebate of $1,200 to access the product for 12 months. The program also offers free digital adaptation training and workshops to help registered businesses adopt and implement online tools in their business.
Program guidelines, full details on eligibility and how to register are available on the Small Business Digital Adaptation Program webpage. Registrations are now open and will close on 28 February 2021 or when funds are exhausted, whichever is sooner.
Businesses can also access the Upskill My Business program for free online courses, live and on-demand events and a range of business resources to help prepare for a strong recovery.