The $20 million Small Business Digital Adaptation Program is now open to help small businesses, sole traders and micro businesses build digital capability in their day-to-day operations. The program is part of the Victorian Government’s $3 billion Business Resilience Package.
The Small Business Digital Adaptation Program will allow eligible businesses 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.
Businesses can start using a new product, like point-of-sale payment, or restore access to a lapsed product under this program. Upgrades to existing digital tools, like adding a shop to a current website, are also included.
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.
Spaces for the Small Business Digital Adaptation Program are limited. Registrations will remain open until funds are exhausted or until 11.59pm on 30 June 2021, whichever is earlier.