Million-dollar cash injection to help small businesses get tech-savvy

A FURTHER 220 small businesses in Queensland are set to share in more than $1 million funding under the state government’s latest round of the Small Business Digital Grants program.

The government has already dished out more than $3.9 million to 759 small businesses across the state under the program.

Minister for Employment and Small Business, Shannon Fentiman said the grants “provide small businesses up to $10,000, matched by applicants, to embrace digital technologies so they can be more competitive and employ more staff”.


“The Queensland Government has already delivered more than $3.9 million to 759 small businesses under this popular program, with more than 4,500 applications received in four rounds so we know this is something that is working for small businesses,” Ms Fentiman said.

“It’s working so well, in fact, that a recent federal parliamentary inquiry into internet competition has recommended that something similar be offered to small businesses across the nation.”

BioBowser Renewable Technologies was among the latest round of recipients and owner Ron Lakin said he was looking forward to investing in a high-powered website.

“We’re looking to generate more sales of our solution to the management of organic waste for businesses and households,” he said.

Ms Fentinam said empowering small businesses to be digitally savvy was a key part of the Advancing Small Business Queensland Strategy 2016–20.

For more information about the Small Business Digital Grants, including future rounds, click here.