Digital Solutions Tasmania

Drive success in your small business with access to government subsidised support for Tasmanian businesses from experts all across Tasmania across digital technologies, software, marketing and more!

Backing Tasmanian Small Businesses

We know that the digital world is changing everything in business – and we are here to help make the most of the opportunity for your Tasmanian business. Recognised as a leader nationally in the way we help, support, advice and encourage small businesses in regional Australia, The van Diemen Project is proud to coordinate and help deliver this program across Tasmania, providing webinars, business advice, one-on-one mentoring and much more.

The Digital Solutions – Australian Small Business Advisory Services are supported by the Australian Government.

No matter what topic you are wanting to learn about – whether it is getting your website refined with search engine optimisation assistance, using artificial intelligence in your business, social media marketing, protecting yourself and your data online and everything in between – we have the skills across our network to help. With mentors based across Tasmania with experience in running their own small business, through the Digital Solutions program, Tasmanians will not only learn about the tips but importantly how you can take their advice and put it into place straight away.

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Digitising Your Business

  • Finding Ways to Use Digital Technology Better
  • Exploring Digital Platforms to Help
  • Strategic Marketing on Digital Platforms
  • Integrating Technology into your Small Business
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Websites & Selling Online

  • Building your own Website
  • User Experience (UX) Support
  • eCommerce Strategies
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Analytics and Performance Tracking
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Social Media & Digital Marketing

  • Social Media Strategy across all Platforms
  • Content Creation & Curation in a Time Efficient Manner
  • Paid Advertising (Google, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
  • Email Marketing Campaigns
  • Customer Acquisition Support
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Small Business Software

  • Using Software to Improve Operations
  • Using Accounting & Bookkeeping Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Automation Support
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Online Security & Data Privacy

  • Cybersecurity Risk Assessment
  • Compliance with Data Privacy Regulations
  • Security Tips for Accessing Data
  • Relevant Small Business Strategies for Data Security
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Need Support In Other Areas?

If you can’t find the help listed in these topic areas, please reach out and let’s see who in our network can help!

Cost Effective Help For
Tasmanian Small Businesses

As small business owners ourselves, we know the importance of stretching every dollar as far as possible – and with the support of the Australian Government, Tasmanian businesses can access one-on-one advice and business support at an affordable rate through the Digital Solutions program.

For Tasmanian Businesses

You can access up to four hours of one-on-one advice and digital support from our expert mentors, workshops and webinars as well as our online learning portal to help you on your digital journey in business through Digital Solutions

Criteria: Your business must be based in Tasmania, employ less than 20 full time equivalent employees, and be a for-profit entity to be eligible for the subsidised support. If not, click here to see how else we can help.

$59 registration fee

Supported Places Available

For those who hold a Commonwealth Health Care Card or are currently completing the Self-Employment Assistance program, we can cover the registration fee for you to register for Digital Solutions in Tasmania. You must meet the other eligibility requirements of the program to be able to access this support.

Our Expert Tasmanian Mentors

To deliver the Digital Solutions program for Tasmanian small businesses, we have hand-picked a group of experienced experts in their fields from all across Tasmania that are all focused on helping small businesses to thrive. No matter if you need help in digital fields or across all aspects of your business, our team can help you achieve your goals and elevate your digital presence and engagement.

To read more about the experience of our mentors, click here.

 

Adam Mostogl

Launceston, Northern Tasmania

Expertise

  • Starting Out
  • LinkedIn
  • Education & Online Learning
  • Social Impact

Amanda Hingston

Ulverstone, North West Coast

Expertise

  • Accounting Solutions
  • Payroll Solutions
  • Cloud-Based Bookkeeping

Sharon Harvey

Huon Valley & Kingborough, Southern Tasmania

Expertise

  • Small Business
  • Starting Out
  • Digital Marketing
  • Networking & Connecting

Samantha Christian

Hobart, Southern Tasmania

Expertise

  • Social Media Strategy
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Storytelling
  • Photography

Bianca McKenzie

Devonport, North West Tasmania

Expertise

  • Facebook
  • Email Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Customer Funnels

Karyn Parkinson

Hobart, Southern Tasmania

Expertise

  • Website Optimisation
  • eCommerce
  • Meta (Facebook & Instagram) Marketing

Briana Kennedy

Eastern Shore, Southern Tasmania

Expertise

  • Pop Up Businesses
  • Market Stalls
  • Creative Business Strengths

Richard Kemp

Launceston, Northern Tasmania

Expertise

  • Cyber Security
  • Software Integrations
  • Risk Analysis
  • Essential Eight

Mikala Grosse

Kingborough, Southern Tasmania

Expertise

  • Digital Marketing & Automations
  • Productivity Management
  • Website Development

David Robinson

Ulverstone, North West Coast

Expertise

  • IT Tools & Software
  • Artificial Intellegence (AI)
  • Business Optimisation & Workflows

David Kewley

Launceston & Hobart, Tasmania

Expertise

  • Financial Performance
  • Accounting Software
  • Accounting Solutions

Kiley Hay

St Helens, East Coast Tasmania

Expertise

  • Business Management & Planning
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Customer Experience

Upcoming Events, Workshops & Webinars

Throughout the year, Digital Solutions Tasmania runs a number of interactive workshops and informative webinars, specifically designed to provide the business advice and digital support Tasmanian businesses need.

And if you missed one recently, don’t worry. When you sign up to Digital Solutions, you have access to a database of recorded sessions and content that you can watch again and again.

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“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.”

– Harley

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“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.”

– Anna

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“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.”

– Tony

Contact Us

No matter if you are looking for support with your Tasmanian small business, want access to quality digital support and business advice, or just want to ask us a question – we are here to help.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the commonly asked questions that we recieve. If you can’t find an answer to your question, please contact us and we’ll help out where we can.

Who is Digital Solutions for?
The Digital Solutions program in Tasmania is open to any business that fits the following criteria;

  • Is based / operating in Tasmania
  • Has an active Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Is a for-profit entity
  • Has less than 20 full-time equivalent staff (which includes sole traders and non-employing businesses

If you don’t fit this criteria or are not sure, please get in touch and we can talk more about how we can help you out.

If you are based in another state or territory, click here to find your local Digital Solutions provider.

If I register, what is included?

The Digital Solutions program in Tasmania provides small businesses with the tools and resources to make the most of digital tools, and broader advice specific to your businesses needs. The program offering can be broken into two categories;

  • Up to four (4) hours of one-on-one tailored support, mentoring and advisory sessions with any of our mentors.
  • Unlimited access to events, workshops, webinars.
  • Unlimited access to our online learning portal where you can watch recorded sessions and other content.

Access to the unlimited portions of the program are until May 2026 when the current round of the progam concludes.

Can you only help me with digital topics?

While the Digital Solutions program is designed to help in the five key areas of digitising your business, websites and selling online, social media and digital marketing, using small business software, and cyber security and data privacy, we recognise that every business has aspects of digital technology today.

This means that while you might need help in a broad range of areas (business strategy, finances, marketing, operations, human resources, etc.) often technology and digital tools plays a role, and this allows us to offer support to a wide range of business needs.

To find out more about what type of help you need, please get in touch and we’ll help you out the best we can.

I am about to launch my business. Can you still help me?

To access the Digital Solutions program, you must have a valid Australian Business Number (ABN).

If you are looking to start a business, please contact us as we can provide some guidance around these steps, and see how the Digital Solutions program can help you start your business with a great foundation.

Will the one-on-one sessions be face-to-face?

This is entirely dependent on the mentor’s location and availablity, and your own.

We do have a preference for having you meet with a mentor that is in your region to help with local context and networks if that can assist, but as we have a wide range of expertise across the state and meeting in a digital fashion is common place these days, your meeting may be held online or via a phone call, depending on what you arrange with your mentor.

What does it mean by 'full-time equivalent'?

When classifying a small to medium business, the Digital Solutions program uses the classification of 20 full-time equivalent staff as the upper limit for eligibility.

The term full-time equivalent is based on the amount of hours your staff work, not the amount of people working for you. For example, if a business has four staff where the owner is full time and there are three part-timers who each work two days a week, this would be considered 2.2 FTE (1 for for the owner, and 0.4 each for the staff that only work two days a week).

If you are not sure if you are eligible, please just get in touch and let’s check for you.

Is this program government funded?

Yes, the Digital Solutions – Australian Small Business Advisory Service is made possible through the support of the Australian Government, ensuring Tasmanian businesses can access high-quality, local support at a low cost.

Is there a limit to the number of mentors I can work with?

At Digital Solutions Tasmania, we want to make sure you can meet with the mentors that can provide you with the right advice and support that you need. This could mean you meet with multiple mentors to access a wide range of expertise and experience, but we do look to limit the number of mentors you are working with to help you not have to keep explaining your business to new people all of the time, and provide actionable advice that can be checked in on and followed up.