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Gearing up for the Christmas rush - Tassie businesses go digital



If you don’t have ready access to reindeer and elves, the internet might just be the next best thing for small businesses looking to reach customers across the world in the lead up to Christmas.

Today, more than 100 business owners and operators from across Tasmania came together to learn new skills and find out more about getting their business online at the Digital Garage, hosted with the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman spoke at the event about the importance of small businesses to the Tasmanian economy and urged businesses to make the most of the digital tools available to them.

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The Premier met with local business owner Federation Chocolate (who created Google coloured truffles) at the event.

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The training covered practical steps to be found on Google Maps and Search and to help connect with new customers.

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to succeed online, that’s why we launched the Digital Garage to help close the gap in digital skills and help small businesses make the most of the web.

Small businesses from all Australian states and territories have jumped at the chance to learn new digital skills - from Perth to Alice Springs, Brisbane to Adelaide, Hobart to Sydney, regional Victoria and Canberra - it’s been a busy year for the Digital Garage with an even bigger 2019 ahead!

To find out more or to start learning now, head along the Digital Garage