Digital grants give small business the tech edge

Recipients of the second round of the State Government’s Small Business Digital Grants were announced this week, with three successful business in the Nudgee Electorate sharing in over $1 million in state-wide funding.

Member for Nudgee, Leanne Linard, congratulated the three successful applicants who will receive funds to help them access digital technologies and services.

“This program supports local businesses to tap into or enhance the digital side of their business. This can include website development or improvement or engaging someone to learn about marketing on social media, all measures that will help businesses grow and thrive” Ms Linard said.

“We know that these days many people online first. It’s important that all businesses are visible online. That’s why I’m thrilled to see businesses from our community in receipt of a grant.”

Successful Nudgee Electorate recipients include:

  • Be Uplifted Inc Breast Cancer Charity in Geebung will receive $5,000 to invest in essential IT infrastructure.
  • Velbella Beauty in Geebung will receive $9,000 to create an online learning platform for makeup artists.
  • FleshTone in Banyo will receive $698 to develop an online store.

The Small Business Digital Grants provide up to $10,000 in matched funding to eligible businesses to purchase hardware, software and services such as digital coaching.

To be eligible, businesses must have a registered business name, fewer than 20 employees and a turnover of $2 million or less in the last 12 calendar months.

Further rounds will be open later this year. Please check www.business.qld.gov.au for updates.

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