More than 1,500 kilometres from Adelaide and almost the same distance from Darwin, Alice Springs is light on neighbours but big on community, with a thriving tourism and small business sector.
Over 50 business people from across the Northern Territory came together today to learn new digital skills and find out more about getting online at the Google Digital Garage, hosted with the Chamber of Commerce Northern Territory.
Deputy Speaker of the Northern Territory Parliament and Member for Namatjira, Chansey Paech MLA spoke about the importance of small business in Central Australia for the economy and jobs.
He also spoke about plans to deliver better internet connection to remote Aboriginal communities as part of the NT Government's new Digital Strategy.
Deputy Speaker of the NT Parliament and Member for Namatjira, Chansey Paech MLA
There was strong representation from the tourism sector, along with the arts community, retail, hospitality, trades and the community sector.
The training covered practical steps for businesses to be found on Google Maps and Search and connect with new customers.
At Google, we want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to learn the skills necessary 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.
The Digital Garage has visited most states and territories this year and is continuing events in weeks to come - find events near you or learn more online at The Digital Garage!