| Business Support | COVID-19 Resources
19 Mar | pinned |

If you are a business owner, then we have important tips that may help you during this rollercoaster of a ride. We will endeavour to update this page as soon as information comes to hand. We work closely with Digital Ready, Business Tasmania (State Government) and other peeps who are in the know so that you can get the most from our resources.

If your business has been impacted due to coronavirus, you are encouraged to contact Business Tasmania on 1800 440 026 to discuss your situation and register your impact.

Switching to e-commerce where possible

We have already seen the impact the virus has had on the way people wish to shop. Being online can sometimes be scary so Digital Ready are a State Government (& FREE) program here to help businesses take this step.

The Digital Ready team cares about you and your business, and are working hard to produce new resources to help you manage the situation using readily available digital and e-commerce tools.

Rest assured their three main services – the Digital Ready website, digital coaching and seminars – will remain available to Tasmanian businesses.

Website:

The Digital Ready for Business website now has a dedicated COVID-19 landing page providing a new series of blog posts and factsheets relating to the current digital business environment. More topics will be added to this page in the coming weeks so make sure you check back in regularly : https://digitalready.tas.gov.au/responding-covid-19/

Coaching:

Digital coaching sessions will continue to be delivered around the state. These sessions will now be conducted online using Zoom or Skype or by phone. If you would like to book a coaching session as always you can do that via the Digital Ready website  https://digitalready.tas.gov.au/about/

Seminars:

Digital Ready have scheduled events to be held online – either using Facebook Livestream or video links on their website. Coaches will be available live on our Facebook page for scheduled Q and A sessions at the times the events where originally to be held:  https://www.facebook.com/DigitalReadyTasmania/ Please check our events page for more details: https://digitalready.tas.gov.au/resources/?type=event

Other important information

If you operate a visitor economy business (including relevant retail, food and beverage) in Tasmania and want to keep up to date with the latest information from Tourism Tasmania, you can register for the e-newsletter at https://www.tourismtasmania.com.au/news/newsletter

National Retail Association has a toolkit dedicated for retailers which may be helpful, find it here.

Run events? If you have questions about how your event has been impacted by recent announcements regarding mass gathering, you are encouraged to contact the Events Hotline on 1300 880 634.

Facebook have just launched a grant program for ad credit to use their platform. We are currently waiting on more information – stay tuned or register your interest here.