Covid-19 has forced most consumers worldwide to change their habits and behaviors and to rely on online solutions for things usually done face to face …
And Annastacia Palaszczuk, Queensland Premier, knows that.
She has recently announced a new economic recovery strategy, a range of support measures for small businesses dealing with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
What does exactly mean that?
Queensland small businesses can now apply for an up to $10,000 grant under a new $100 million package to help them counter the impact of COVID-19.
“The new grants program had been developed to assist those small businesses forced into hibernation, to restructure or to significantly change their business operations or move online”, Said the Queensland premier.
The Queensland Premier isn’t the only one who thinks positively about taking this grant to move online. The Minister for Employment and Small Business, Shannon Fentiman, said:
“Small businesses, including micro-businesses, can apply for a share in the grants program to help pay for financial, legal or other professional advice, marketing, and communications activities and digital or technology strategy development.
The grants can also be used to buy specialized digital equipment or business-specific software to help move the business online.
Many events, workplaces, classes, and sales have moved online and small businesses need to make sure they have the tools and resources to be competitive in these challenging times.”
Necessity is the mother of innovation.
With millions of people worldwide turning on to digital tools and methods for work, entertainment, and shopping, it is more urgent than ever that businesses invest in digital transformation, and what a better way to take advantage of this new grant to carry it out?
Take this opportunity to innovate and position your brand!
Going Online will help your business right now, during this pandemic, and it will remain relevant in the future, once social distancing and isolating are over.
Knowing where to start can be overwhelming. We can help you define your online business presence to take advantage of this situation.
Let’s work together to bring your business to its full digital potential!
For information on how to apply and eligibility, visit www.business.qld.gov.au