Senator for Western Australia, Louise Pratt, said businesses in the northern suburbs of Perth will benefit from free expert advice on how to make the most of the National Broadband Network (NBN).
Business Foundations Inc. will deliver training services as part of Rudd Labor Government's Digital Enterprise program, working with local businesses to raise awareness of the many benefits of high-speed broadband.
The Greater Perth Digital Enterprise will conduct group seminars and one-on-one support sessions, which will include training on e-business basics, timesaving technology and social media.
“The NBN will be a game changer for small business across Australia,” said Senator Pratt.
“Businesses who are engaged in the online world and using broadband make more money, grow their business faster and are more likely to be hiring new staff.” Senator Pratt said.
The NBN will create new opportunities and help Australian businesses to enter new markets across the globe.
Chair of Business Foundations, Tony Romano said making the Digital Enterprise Program available in the North West and North East corridors of Perth is a great outcome for the business community north of the river.
“Drawing on our extensive experience and proven track record, Business Foundations is looking forward to assisting businesses to take full advantage of the NBN, increase their resilience, and to unlock their true potential.” Mr Romano said.
More than 7,600 organisations have already benefited from the advice and free training, provided under the Digital Enterprise program.
Business Foundations Inc. will receive a grant worth up to $285,000 to deliver the training that will help local businesses to compete globally and create the jobs of the future. The grant is subject to the finalisation of funding negotiations.
For a list of service providers announced under previous funding rounds or more information, please visit: www.dbcde.gov.au/digitalenterprise