Sunshine Coast Council is urging local small businesses to embrace the digital economy in 2013 – or risk falling behind in the digital age.
Economic Development portfolio councillor Stephen Robinson said a wide range of mechanisms under a program called Get Up To Speed (GUTS) are in place to help Australian small businesses seamlessly employ digital technologies, and Sunshine Coast businesses are encouraged to take advantage of them in 2013.
“During 2012, more than 380 business professionals across Queensland engaged in the 12-week GUTS program entirely online, with some in-person and virtual support offered from mentors,” Cr Robinson said.
“In 2013, the program is continuing and is now accepting registrations from across Australia and New Zealand with the aim of continuing to provide much needed skills and knowledge surrounding current and emerging digital technologies.”
Businesses are invited to a free GUTS information evening on Thursday 24 January from 5.30 to 8pm in the Caloundra Library to find out more about the GUTS program. Bookings are essential.
Thursday 24 January
5.30 – 8.00pm
Caloundra Library, 8 Omrah Ave Caloundra
Whilst the session is free, bookings are essential. Visit www.getuptospeed.com.au/events to register your attendance.
During the 12 week program the topics taught include social media, website design and development, search engine optimisation, cloud computing, pay per click, online advertising, and emarketing. The program costs $295 for Queenslanders.
It is funded by Skills Queensland and is presented by BroadbandToday.com.au (a partnership of 125 councils across Australia and New Zealand).
More information can be found at www.getuptospeed.com.au/guts
Get Up To Speed (GUTS) information session
Caloundra Library, Omrah Avenue, Caloundra
Thursday 24th of January
5.30 - 8pm
Free, but bookings are essential
Caloundra Library, Caloundra
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