PoweringON connects small business owners with the service providers they need to navigate the digital age. Curation, coordination and communication services for providers are subsidised through support from the Digital Enablement Project in order to help our community help our community thrive and prosper from local knowledge.
PoweringON has been designed with dual goals;
- increasing the number of small business owners (over 95% of businesses in the region) who use digital tools and services to launch or grow their ventures; and,
- increasing the extent to which they use digital service providers based in the region (see the Digital Experts directory here)
Research undertaken to prepare for the Digital Enablement Project identified that Business Owners often don’t know what they don’t know (DKDK) when it comes to deploying digital tools or partnering with digital providers.
Some are intimidated by the complexity of options and concerned about devoting resources that will not show bottom line results.
In response the PoweringON initiative of the Digital Enablement Project pilot explores combining dual services to create a pathway to change by;
- matching business owner needs (explicitly defined via the digital assessment (link to digital journey) or via feedback following a generic/strategy workshop) with a range of local suppliers; and,
- providing workshop curation, coordination and communication services removing extra work for Digital Experts to share what they know so that business owners can get the knowledge they need to make digital investment decisions. A starting point to creating relationships with Digital Experts which can turn into long-term trusted partnerships.
Digital Experts: To add your digital expertise to the directory (FREE) click here.
Digital Experts: To take advantage of the event services subsidised through support from the Digital Enablement Project click here.
Business Owners: To find get a (FREE) assessment and report of where your business is at on its digital journey compared to 7000+ others click here