Digital grants boost Mackay businesses

Thursday, 17 August, 2017

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The Small Business Digital Grants program being run by the Queensland Government is assisting small businesses in Mackay.

These grants provide up to $10,000 in matched funding to help recipients embrace digital technologies and opportunities arising from digital disruption.

Mackay-based company Redhotblue is one of five businesses in the Mackay region to receive funding under the program.

Redhotblue is using its grant to boost website capabilities to better showcase its portfolio of work, as well as highlight its services for an efficient user experience.

“A Small Business Digital Grant will enable me to undertake upgrades to our website using the latest in innovation and coding,” said owner Jody Euler.

The company website will be made interactive, educational and visually stimulating, and provide different ways to deliver services.

“This assistance from government can potentially increase their reach to not just throughout Queensland, but around the world,” said Member for Mackay, Julieanne Gilbert.

“This will provide regional small businesses with the opportunity to grow, expand and employ more locals.”

In addition to the Small Business Digital Grants, the $22.7 million Advancing Small Business Queensland Strategy includes a suite of support services to help small businesses start, grow and employ, including the Small Business Entrepreneur Grants and Accelerate Small Business Grants, and the Mentoring for Growth program.

Grant funding rounds will open later this year.

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