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 McLennan 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.

Hunter Business Forum Winning Government Grants

Cessnock Tuesday 21st June 10.30am

Kurri Kurri Wednesday 22nd June 9am-11am

Singleton  Thursday 23rd June 9am-11am

Greta/Branxton Friday 24th June 9am-11am

Wollimbi Tuesday 28th June 9am-11am


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Getting Back to Business

The Hunter Business Forum is a free, business networking event that brings local businesses together to share their experience and expertise, network with industry leaders, create new alliances and partnerships, keep up-to-date on trends, make valuable connections and exchange business leads

In addition to business networking, this event will also include a presentation aimed at helping businesses recover from disasters such as bushfires, floods and Covid. We’ll consider the different phases of recovery and discuss key actions businesses can take to help get back to ‘business as usual’ sooner rather than later. Useful checklists, plans and templates will also be shared with participants to help make their business more resilient and position to take advantage of new opportunities.

We’ve received some wonderful feedback from attendees of our previous events; check out some of their comments below:

• “Was a great workshop. 1st one I have been to and found it quite informative”

• “Excellent information, presented professionally & amazing presenters”

• “Great venue location and networking event”

• “Very helpful session and great information”

Hunter Business Forum participants are able to access free business advisory consultations as part of the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund project through the joint Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Morning tea will be provided at the conclusion of the event, with attendees invited to participate in informal networking.

The Hunter Region Business Hub (HUB) is pleased to deliver the Hunter Business Forum in cooperation with Cessnock City Council as part of their Business Disaster Recovery and Disaster Preparedness Workshops to help local businesses to grow and thrive. These events are funded by the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund project through the joint Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

For more information on the program, please contact Troy White at the HUB on (02) 4936 2557.

*** Please note, tickets to our last Hunter Business Forum events in some locations sold out – secure your ticket early to avoid disappointment ***