More than 150 small business owners came together at the Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne this morning to learn new skills and find out more about getting their business online at the Digital Garage training event.
Business owners heard from Google experts on how to be found online through Google My Business and how to reach new customers with digital marketing.
The event was co-hosted by the Bayside Business Network and local Member for Goldstein, Tim Wilson MP who spoke about the importance of small businesses to the local economy and Sandringham community.
Research from Deloitte found SMBs that are online are more likely to be growing and hiring staff.
A panel spoke about the importance of being easily found online. One of the panelists, Nellie Kerrison from Relish Mama, uses Google My Business and Google Ads and said up to 80 per cent of her business now comes from online bookings.
It’s no surprise, as we know the internet can turbocharge small businesses. Every month, in Australia alone, Google drives tens of millions of direct connections between businesses and their customers including calls, online reservations and direction requests. Good news for businesses and customers!