Business

Webinars help small businesses improve digital impact

GLADSTONE small businesses are being urged to take part in a joint initiative to maximise their social media and digital impact.

More than 2000 small businesses - the majority from regional areas across Queensland - have already taken advantage of online webinar sessions.

Eight of the 10-part series, which save businesses owners, managers and operators the time and cost of travelling to cities for conferences, have run online so far.

Gladstone Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Rick Hansen urged small businesses to dial in for the webinars.

"It's a good opportunity for people who are time-poor to not leave their business but still get tips to boost their businesses," he said.

Small Business Minister Jann Stuckey has logged in along with several small businesses owners and operators to take part in the Digital Learning Series.

She encouraged anyone wanting to upgrade their skills in using social media, online marketing, and search engines to promote their business, to sign up for the upcoming webinars.

"By offering these online options, we have made it easier for businesses to tap into the latest trends and advice simply by logging on," she said.

"Feedback from business owners who have taken part in a session has been positive."

Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland's advocacy general manager Nick Behrens said the webinar series offered a great opportunity for small business owners to improve the technology side of their business.

"With our partners, CCIQ developed the digital learning series with the sole aim of helping Queensland's small businesses to take advantage of the commercial, marketing and productivity benefits the digital economy offers," he said.

The webinars are a joint initiative of the Queensland Government and CCIQ. Another series on small business start-up, and a special one on June 4 covering top tips for retail business, are expected.

Businesses can register for webinar sessions and also access tools at www.business.qld.gov.au/events or www.cciq.com.au/events.

Topics:  gladstone business gladstone chamber of commerce jann stuckey small business webinar



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