Digital Business Solutions Program

  • Is your website and social media working for your business?

  • Could your business systems be simplified?

  • Are you unsure about your privacy protection obligations?

The Digital Solutions Program, (a new Australian Government Initiative), will help you answer these essential questions. Delivered by the Hunter Region Business Hub, this program empowers small businesses across Newcastle, The Hunter, Port Stephens and Central Coast to make the most of digital opportunities.

Supporting you in key business areas

  • Assess & suggest improvements to your website and online selling tools.
  • Help you create a digital marketing strategy that gets results.
  • Show you how software can save you time & increase your profitability.
  • Explain Online Security and Data Privacy in plain English.

Our goal is to help you increase your digital presence, profitability, sustainability and security.

 

How we help you

Kimberlie Clare-Campbell, Rochelle McLennen and Troy White are your highly experienced Digital Advisors. We are ready to help you navigate digital business solutions with unbiased practical business advice. Through the Digital Business Solutions program we can support you to assess your digital needs and develop an action plan to improve your digital skill set through a combination of

  • one on one consulting
  • webinars
  • hands on skill development workshops

 

Are you eligible?

  • Are you a Micro or Small Business with less than 20 employees?
  • Do you have a current ABN or ACN?
  • Is your business located in Newcastle, The Hunter, Port Stephens or Central Coast?

If you’ve answered YES to these 3 questions you can access this highly subsidised service. Our Digital Business Advisors will meet with you at your business premises or in your local area.

If you’re interested in getting the most out of your business’ digital efforts please book your free discovery call us now on 1300 304 794 (or click the button below).

Websites and eCommerce

Websites & eCommerce

  • Does your website look beautiful but doesn’t rank in google?
  • Do your clients know what you do within 6 seconds of landing on your site?
  • Is your eCommerce site traffic down, are your sales a bit slow?

To get a genuine unbiased analysis of your current website or eCommerce sites performance and learn what you can do to drive customers to your website and make more sales give us a call to book your website analysis.

Social Media & Digital Marketing

Social Media & Digital Marketing

  • Do you struggle to post consistently in social media?
  • Is choosing the right Social Media platform for your business confusing?
  • When you do post do you feel no-one is listening?

We can help take the struggle out of Social Media and Digital Marketing by creating an easy to follow plan focusing on making the most of time and your brands strengths .

Software Solutions

Software Solutions

  • Can using software make your business more productive and cost effective?
  • Having you been looking at software solutions but are confused by all the bells and whistles?
  • Are you frustrated with the software packages your using not linking seamlessly together?

Finding the right software for the job is key to making your staff more productive and streamlining your processes. We have delved into small business software and can suggest programs that suit your needs and your budget.

Privacy & Data Security

Privacy & Data Security

  • Have you got a privacy policy on your website?
  • Do you know your responsibilities?
  • How do you know if your clients data is secure or if it’s been hacked?

As a business owner you have legal obligations to keep your clients data secure and report any breaches. You must also inform visitors to your website about your privacy policy and what information you keep about them and for how long. If it feels overwhelming don’t worry, we are hear to help you understand your roles and responsibilities without the jargon so you can protect your clients data and your business’s reputation.


Dominate Your Market with Domain Names

Tuesday 13th April 10am-11am

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Presented by The Hub’s resident ‘domainer’ Troy White, this workshop explores how businesses can use domain names to help grow their business and safeguard their digital marketing. With increased focus and competition online, it’s never been more important for small businesses to take advantage of the opportunities in the domain name marketplace. In this workshop, Troy will explain how the traditional strategy of businesses having one domain and one website, simply won’t be enough and give his insights on how to prepare your business.

 

Presented by

Troy White – Digital Business Advisor with the Hunter Region Business Hub.

 

Online Workshop

To make it safe and easy for you to participate we are holding this workshop online via Zoom. You will need to install Zoom on your computer to join the workshop. If you need help will setting up Zoom please email enquiries@huntervalleyhub.com.au or call the Hub on (02) 4936 2557 at least 3 days before the workshop and we can help you set it up.

 

Essential You must have a current ABN and less than 20 employees to qualify for this workshop.

 

This workshop is proudly brought to you by Hunter Region Business Hub Australian Small Business Advisory Service’s Digital Solutions Program For the health of our clients due to Corona Virus the Hunter Region Business Hub is moving all workshops online.


Online Security for Small Business

Tuesday 20th April 10am-11am

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“Take a walk on the Dark (Web) side with Nathan Franks the owner and Principal of Dynamic Business Technologies. With businesses relying on technology more and more to deliver on their mission, it is critical to protect your business, your clients, and your staff. Through this session we get an insight in how each and every one of us can do a range of things to protect our valuable personal and business information from those who seek to harm us.

Some of it is straight forward and can be initiated immediately – some will need to be considered as part of your business’s development. All of it is totally relevant in today’s world.”

 

Presented by

Nathan Franks – Dynamic Business Technologies.

 

Essential

You must have a current ABN and less than 20 employees to qualify for this workshop.

 

Who Should attend?

Is your Business located in NSW or ACT? Do you have a current ABN and less than 20 employees? Then come along, and get Trello working for your business.

 

This workshop is proudly brought to you by

Hunter Region Business Hub Australian Small Business Advisory Service’s Digital Solutions Program.


Create Instagram Reels to Showcase Your Brand

Tuesday 18th May 10am-11am

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New to Instagram or a seasoned professional. Get tips and tricks on how to create Instagram Reels that are on brand for your business and showcase your talents.

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn to create an Instagram reel
  • Tips on video, light and sound
  • How to edit and add clips to your reel
  • Discover the different filters, gifs and stickers
  • Learn how to read your insights

Presented by

Rochelle McLennan – Digital Business Advisor with the Hunter Region Business Hub.

Online Workshop

To make it safe and easy for you to participate we are holding this workshop online via Zoom. You will need to install Zoom on your computer to join the workshop. If you need help will setting up Zoom please email enquiries@huntervalleyhub.com.au or call the Hub on (02) 4936 2557 at least 3 days before the workshop and we can help you set it up.

Essential You must have a current ABN and less than 20 employees to qualify for this workshop.

This workshop is proudly brought to you by Hunter Region Business Hub Australian Small Business Advisory Service’s Digital Solutions Program For the health of our clients due to Corona Virus the Hunter Region Business Hub is moving all workshops online


Improve Your Facebook Ads With Better Targeting

Tuesday 1st June 10am-11am

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With recent changes to Facebook’s algorithm it’s more difficult than ever to capture your audience’s attention. As a result, more and more businesses are moving toward paying to advertise on Facebook but simply spending money alone won’t guarantee success. In this workshop we start with the basics of setting up advertising, through to targeting the right audiences along using examples of successful campaigns.

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Use the Facebook Advertising system
  • Create simple graphics that grab attention
  • Target users based on interests, activities and areas
  • Copy examples of successful campaigns
  • View Facebook ads from similar businesses

Presented by

Troy White – Digital Business Advisor with the Hunter Region Business Hub.

Online Workshop

To make it safe and easy for you to participate we are holding this workshop online via Zoom. You will need to install Zoom on your computer to join the workshop. If you need help will setting up Zoom please email enquiries@huntervalleyhub.com.au or call the Hub on (02) 4936 2557 at least 3 days before the workshop and we can help you set it up.

Essential You must have a current ABN and less than 20 employees to qualify for this workshop.

This workshop is proudly brought to you by Hunter Region Business Hub Australian Small Business Advisory Service’s Digital Solutions Program For the health of our clients due to Corona Virus the Hunter Region Business Hub is moving all workshops online


Take “Professional” photos for socials on your phone

Tuesday 8th June 10am-11am

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Are your social media photos good? Could they be great? Learn how to take photos on your phone and how to edit them to create scroll stopping images. The examples will be iphone based, however other phones have similar capabilities and we can point you in the right direction.

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn about the orientation of photos for different uses
  • Look at photo framing, light, depth and articulate the message of the photo
  • Learn how to crop and edit on your phone
  • Discuss watermarking and if this is right for your business

Presented by

Rochelle McLennan – Digital Business Advisor with the Hunter Region Business Hub.

Online Workshop

To make it safe and easy for you to participate we are holding this workshop online via Zoom. You will need to install Zoom on your computer to join the workshop. If you need help will setting up Zoom please email enquiries@huntervalleyhub.com.au or call the Hub on (02) 4936 2557 at least 3 days before the workshop and we can help you set it up.

Essential You must have a current ABN and less than 20 employees to qualify for this workshop.

This workshop is proudly brought to you by Hunter Region Business Hub Australian Small Business Advisory Service’s Digital Solutions Program For the health of our clients due to Corona Virus the Hunter Region Business Hub is moving all workshops online.


Digital Basics For your Small Business

This workshop is held every month

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Is your website and social media presence aligned with your brand and is it converting your stalkers into customers?

Digital basic is a workshop for businesses who are at the beginning of their journey into the DIGITAL Marketing Landscape.

In this workshop you will learn…

  • What is digital?
  • What are digital tools and how they benefit your business?
  • How to align digital needs with your business goals?
  • Types of digital tools and benefits to your business
  • Vendor selection guide
  • How to form your customer avatar (no digital marketing should even be considered without knowing who you are targeting).
  • The basic principles of a successful website
  • Social Media- which platform do you choose?
  • An understanding of Google and how it works
  • The online customer Journey
  • How to measure your digital marketing efforts

Presented by

Digital Business Advisor with the Hunter Region Business Hub.

Geek speak free workshop

Everything will be explained in plain English to help you grow your business.

Who Should attend?

Are you a Sole Trader or small business owner who is keen to get your website and digital footprint working for you? Do you have a current ABN and less than 20 employees? Then come along.


How to Create Instagram Stories to Increase Customer Loyalty

Tuesday 27th April 10am-11am

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New to Instagram or a seasoned professional. Get tips and tricks on how to create Instagram Stories that are on brand for your business and showcase your talents.

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn to create an Instagram story
  • Tips on video, light and sound
  • Discover the different filters, gifs and stickers
  • Highlight Stories on your profile
  • Learn how to read your insights

Presented by

Rochelle McLennan – Digital Business Advisor with the Hunter Region Business Hub.

Online Workshop

To make it safe and easy for you to participate we are holding this workshop online via Zoom. You will need to install Zoom on your computer to join the workshop. If you need help will setting up Zoom please email enquiries@huntervalleyhub.com.au or call the Hub on (02) 4936 2557 at least 3 days before the workshop and we can help you set it up.

Essential You must have a current ABN and less than 20 employees to qualify for this workshop.

This workshop is proudly brought to you by Hunter Region Business Hub Australian Small Business Advisory Service’s Digital Solutions Program For the health of our clients due to Corona Virus the Hunter Region Business Hub is moving all workshops online.


Supercharge Your SEO with Clever Backlinks

Tuesday 11th May 10am-11am

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Having other websites link to your website is a key part of search engine optimization – it’s actually what the world’s most popular search engine was founded on. While this may be easy for larger or older businesses, new small businesses can find it difficult getting other websites to link to theirs. This workshop focusses on simple, practical things that small businesses can do to attract more links and visitors to their website.

At the end of this workshop participants will:

  • Understand the basics of website links
  • Identify positive backlink opportunities
  • Generate content positive links from other websites
  • Manage links on their own website to help boost their seo

Presented by

Troy White – Digital Business Advisor with the Hunter Region Business Hub.

Online Workshop

To make it safe and easy for you to participate we are holding this workshop online via Zoom. You will need to install Zoom on your computer to join the workshop. If you need help will setting up Zoom please email enquiries@huntervalleyhub.com.au or call the Hub on (02) 4936 2557 at least 3 days before the workshop and we can help you set it up.

Essential You must have a current ABN and less than 20 employees to qualify for this workshop.

This workshop is proudly brought to you by Hunter Region Business Hub Australian Small Business Advisory Service’s Digital Solutions Program For the health of our clients due to Corona Virus the Hunter Region Business Hub is moving all workshops online.


Save Time Working on your Socials with Facebook Creator Studio

Tuesday 8th June 10am-11am

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Have you posted on your socials today? Is it something you constantly think about? Stop this worry, think about what images to post, caption for the post and schedule to be in front of your customer when they are online.

In this workshop you will:

  • Brainstorm content creation for your business
  • Create your own social media cheat code
  • Learn how to read your social insights
  • Connect and create posts through Facebook Creator Studio

Presented by

Rochelle McLennan – Digital Business Advisor with the Hunter Region Business Hub.

Online Workshop

To make it safe and easy for you to participate we are holding this workshop online via Zoom. You will need to install Zoom on your computer to join the workshop. If you need help will setting up Zoom please email enquiries@huntervalleyhub.com.au or call the Hub on (02) 4936 2557 at least 3 days before the workshop and we can help you set it up.

Essential You must have a current ABN and less than 20 employees to qualify for this workshop.

This workshop is proudly brought to you by Hunter Region Business Hub Australian Small Business Advisory Service’s Digital Solutions Program For the health of our clients due to Corona Virus the Hunter Region Business Hub is moving all workshops online.


Digital Basics For your Small Business

This workshop is held every month

Digital Business Solutions -

Is your website and social media presence aligned with your brand and is it converting your stalkers into customers?

Digital basic is a workshop for businesses who are at the beginning of their journey into the DIGITAL Marketing Landscape.

In this workshop you will learn…

  • What is digital?
  • What are digital tools and how they benefit your business?
  • How to align digital needs with your business goals?
  • Types of digital tools and benefits to your business
  • Vendor selection guide
  • How to form your customer avatar (no digital marketing should even be considered without knowing who you are targeting).
  • The basic principles of a successful website
  • Social Media- which platform do you choose?
  • An understanding of Google and how it works
  • The online customer Journey
  • How to measure your digital marketing efforts

Presented by

Digital Business Advisor with the Hunter Region Business Hub.

Geek speak free workshop

Everything will be explained in plain English to help you grow your business.

Who Should attend?

Are you a Sole Trader or small business owner who is keen to get your website and digital footprint working for you? Do you have a current ABN and less than 20 employees? Then come along.