Small business advice, support & training.
About Digital Solutions Tasmania
Through the support of the Australian Government, The van Diemen Project delivers the Digital Solutions Australian Small Business Advisory Services program – a subsidised, low cost program which helps businesses receive relevant and solutions focused business advice.
Delivered by a range of multidisciplinary advisors, businesses can benefit from 4 hours of one-on-one tailored mentoring to help you discover opportunities for growth, overcome challenges, enhance your digital presence, and expand your customer base. You will also be able to join a range of interactive workshops and events that you can attend in person or online.
What advice will you receive?
Introduction to Digitalising Your Business
Websites and selling online
Social media and digital marketing
Using small business software
Staying connected to customers
Online security and data privacy
How we deliver training & advice
“I have been able to gain valuable knowledge to grow my small business, that I would have never known. While I'm passionate about my products, I have no idea how to get my business started. The dedicated time, support & knowledge has been highly appreciated and will be the foundation of supporting my family financially in my business.”
MEET THE MENTORS
Launceston & Online
CEO and Chief Entrepreneur
With experience across multiple industries, Adam is passionate about embracing creative and innovative solutions to common problems. Through helping people start businesses and supporting existing businesses, he is committed to making opportunities matter.
Program Manager & Generalist Mentor
Anna brings a wealth of experience to the team in retail, hospitality and e-sports streaming. Anna offers general advice to our clients and is always keeping an eye out for new opportunities to learn and help others.
Information Systems Manager
Richard draws upon years of experience to design and shape solutions that leverage technology and humans. In every conversation and opportunity, Richard brings his passion for technology systems, integrations, website development, and cyber security.
North-West Tasmania & Online
Working with national and international clients, Gemma has mentored over 300 business owners on their marketing strategies and online footprints. A skilled workshop facilitator, campaign and content hustler, Gemma steps back and looks at the whole picture for your brand.
Social Media Specialist
Bianca is a digital marketing strategist and certified Elite Ads Manager with over two decades of experience. Her focus is on helping businesses attract more leads to increase sales and her favourite way to do this is by using Facebook & Instagram advertising.
She knows how to craft a strategy to get results and isn’t afraid to dive into the numbers, copy and design social media creative. She’s an experienced marketing strategist who will create a carefully crafted roadmap to get you to your destination.
Amanda is our accounting specialist along the North West Coast for Digital Solutions Tasmania. With over 25years of experience in supporting individuals through best bookkeeping practices and helping in getting the most out of their Cloud based software.
Amanda has lived on the North West Coast most of her life, with stints of living interstate. She is very well versed in Xero, bookkeeping, and payroll, being able to explain and demonstrate bookkeeping principles in an easy to understand way with a very approachable and layered back method.
Lean Business and IT workflow specialist
David has owned/managed a Poultry Farm, Internet Provider, IT Consulting business, and now an AI startup in Tasmania. David worked for Amazon over 8 years and learned how Amazon has grown using Lean business tools to empower its employees to try new ideas by building and testing quickly.
David is passionate about aiding business owners in improving their operations and internal workflows through effective training, documentation, and IT tools, ensuring they can confidently delegate and step away without risking the business operation.
Southern Tasmania & Online
Digital Marketing Specialist
Karyn has over 10 years’ experience in digital marketing with a focus on eCommerce. Anative, her specialisations include website optimisation and Facebook advertising. As a holistic marketer, Karyn ensures you don’t send traffic to a website that isn’t ready to convert. Her approach to simplifying technical terms and processes is excellent for helping you understand the concepts.
Digital Marketing Specialist
Sam Christian is a creative marketer based in Southern Tasmania. Sam is a former magazine editor and creative director with over 15 years of experience in advertising, marketing, social media and brand development.
Having successfully launched, ran and sold businesses and brands in the past, she has (and continues) to live the life of a small business owner and knows first-hand the challenges that come with being your own boss. She is also a photographer, with a passion for telling stories visually. Sam’s vast range of experience in digital and social marketing, brand positioning and content creation will help you craft a story about your business, and give you the confidence and knowledge to better understand your marketing journey.
Small Business Mentor & Generalist
Sharon Harvey is skilled at the basic business fundamentals with a touch of warmth. Serving as your local connection, she stays informed about the best support networks, mentors, and hangouts for small businesses, whilst emphasising the strength of community.
Whether you operate from a home office, embrace corporate life, or a mix of both, Sharon provides adaptable support tailored to your small business requirements. From nurturing startups to addressing business challenges, she brings a unique blend of care and refreshing advice.
Networking both online and offline, fostering connections beyond traditional business boundaries is something she values. Sharon is inclusive and non-judgmental, recognising the collaborative effort it takes to build a successful business.
“You have been a great help in guiding me through deciding what is important to me in setting up my part time business and giving tips on pricing, marketing, and establishing connections. The process was very gentle, encouraging and validating.”
“Recently mentored by four team members, my business plan has taken shape and my website now ranks on the first page of Google, which is essential when approximately 75% of purchases are made from the first page of search results. Everyone is friendly, professional and you can see just how invested they are in helping local Tasmanian businesses succeed.”
Once completing this form and hitting 'submit', our team will be notified and will call you to complete the final steps. This will include a discussion to identify key business goals, payment finalisation and scheduling of your first mentoring session.