Jul 5, 2013

NBN training for small businesses in Bendigo

Small-to-medium businesses and not-for-profit organisations in Bendigo will receive free expert advice on how to make the most of the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Local business association iBendigo will deliver training services as part of Rudd Labor Government’s Digital Enterprise program, working with local businesses and the community to raise awareness of the many benefits of high-speed broadband.

The Bendigo Digital Enterprise will deliver group seminars and one-on-one support sessions, which will include training on website development, telework, cloud computing, online marketing, e-commerce, and social media.

iBendigo will receive a grant worth $250,000 to deliver the training that will help the community and local businesses to compete globally and create the jobs of the future. The grant is subject to the finalisation of funding negotiations.

The Bendigo Digital Enterprise is one of 70 that the Rudd Labor Government is establishing across Australia.

More than 7,600 organisations have already benefited from the advice and free training that the enterprises are delivering.

For a list of service providers announced under previous funding rounds or more information please visit: www.dbcde.gov.au/digitalenterprise.

For more information about the National Digital Economy Strategy visit www.nbn.gov.au/nbn-benefits/national-digital-economy-strategy