The Waikato Chamber of Commerce has an exciting opportunity for SMEs and sole traders to improve their digital skills
The scheme is targeted towards small businesses who are in the initial stages of their digital learning journey, have not previously used the Digital Boost platform and have a desire to improve their digital skills so that they can apply them to their business.
We’re calling for expressions of interest from small business owners around the Waikato who are interested in taking part in a facilitated and fully-supported digital learning programme with other likeminded small business owners.
In these sessions, you’ll be guided through the Digital Boost programme so that you can walk away feeling empowered and confident on how to use a wide range of digital tools. These sessions will start mid-June and will take place over nine to 12 months.
If you’ve been thinking about improving your social media skills, your website knowledge, your understanding of e-commerce and more but don’t know where to start, this opportunity is for you.
Registrations of interest are now open. Please note, places are limited and therefore individuals will be selected based on their eligibility for the programme (please see criteria below). This is a chance for you to connect with other people in business, who are at a similar stage of their digital skills journey, and have your burning questions answered in a supportive and engaging environment.
Apply today, spaces are limited!
What is Digital Boost?
The Digital Boost programme was designed with industry experts and businesses to facilitate the Government’s vision for New Zealand to have the most digitally engaged small business sector in the world.
We want to support more small business owners to digitally transform their operating models, not only through the adoption of digital hardware and software, but through process changes, new skills and capabilities, access to capital and having deeper insight into their business through data.
To support this vision, MBIE launched the small business Digital Boost programme at the end of 2020. It was designed in partnership with industry experts to ensure it meets the needs of Kiwi small business owners.
Digital Boost is delivered over a series of modules which will cover digital marketing, digital tools, small business accounting, business insights, real-world stories of digital success and expert advice.
Who is eligible to apply?
To be eligible for free support, you need to:
- Be a sole trader / self-employed or have between 1 to 20 employees
- Not be an existing Digital Boost Educate user, or not a registered user prior to 1 April 2022
- Be operating in a commercial environment
- Must be a privately‐owned business, Maori Trust or incorporation under the Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 or similar organisation managing Maori assets under multiple ownership
- Want to improve your digital skill and utilise more digital tools for your business