TradiePad is excited to be involved in the Small Business Digital Champions initiative by the Australian government which aims to help small businesses adopt technology and completely revolutionise the way they work.
The Small Business Digital Champions Scheme will take 15 Australian small businesses on a once in a lifetime journey of digital transformation. Chosen from a pool of 100 candidates across multiple industries sectors, the digital champions will be mentored over 12 months through a digital transformation program valued at up to $20,000.
Supporting each candidate on this transformation are a host of successful Australian Entrepreneurs and industry experts from companies such as Xero, Google and Telstra. The mentors will use their personal knowledge and expertise to guide the businesses with one on one mentoring and workshops on how to adopt and leverage technology for business success.
Each journey will be documented and showcased online to inspire and provide practical tips for other Australian businesses interested in discovering the benefits of adopting digital technology.
“WE’VE FOUND THE MOST COMMON IMPEDIMENTS TO DIGITAL ADOPTION ARE; NOT KNOWING WHERE TO START, FEAR OF TECHNOLOGY, FINDING THE TIME, AND UNDERSTANDING THE BENEFITS.
HOWEVER, RESEARCH SHOWS DIGITALLY-ENABLED BUSINESSES SAVE AN AVERAGE OF AROUND 10 HOURS A WEEK AND SUBSEQUENTLY INCREASE ANNUAL REVENUE BY ALMOST A THIRD.”
AUSTRALIAN SMALL BUSINESS AND FAMILY ENTERPRISE OMBUDSMAN, KATE CARNELL
TradiePad is working alongside the mentors of the Small Business Digital Champions candidates who run trades or service businesses. Our role is to assess the business and recommend the best job or project management software suited to the organisation, then implement the system into the business and provide extensive training for the candidate and their staff, the goal being to get them running in a digital format as smoothly as possible.
Through our work, we see many trades and services businesses keen to take on cloud software but unsure of where to start. With numerous options on the market these days, being spoilt for choice can definitely make this a confusing decision. Small business owners usually wear many hats and are time-poor because of it. One of the biggest hurdles we see with adopting technology is the time it takes to find the right solution and learn how it works.
As industry experts in trades and services apps, we use our years of knowledge and research to help the business owner isolate which software will best fit their style of work and ambitions for future growth. Our training and support services ensure the software is adopted by the whole team and working at its peak potential, helping to guide and progress each business from paper to digital in a quick and efficient manner.
All businesses have the opportunity to move from paper to digital and reap the benefits of improved business visibility, profitability and scope for expansion. The digital journey need not be daunting, partner with an expert in the field like us who will guide you on each step of your journey.
"WHEN SMALL BUSINESSES ARE DIGITALLY ENGAGED, THEY ARE 50 PER CENT MORE LIKELY TO BE GROWING REVENUE, EIGHT TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE CREATING JOBS, SEVEN TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE EXPORTING, AND 14 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE INNOVATING NEW PRODUCTS OR SERVICES"
Adopting digital technology in a small business can streamline the current processes you do, allowing you to work in a more fluid and professional manner. It can eliminate double handling and time-consuming tasks and open up many new opportunities to propel your business forward. An Australian Bureau of Statistics study shows that only 50% of Australian businesses have a web presence and even less are currently using cloud software in their business.
This is the era of change. Digital tools enable your business to gain better exposure, extending your reach to potential clients. Managing your jobs and accounts with cloud software will increase visibility over the business as a whole, enabling growth, success and the opportunity to innovate further and really set your business apart from the competition.
The journey has just begun for these Digital Champions and we look forward to assisting them on their technology journey!
You can find out more about the Digital Champions scheme here
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