Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

11 April 2020

Michael Ferguson, Minister for Science and Technology

Supporting Tassie businesses succeed online

As part of the Tasmanian Government’s stimulus package, we have boosted our Digital Ready for Business program to $400,000, to help more businesses rapidly transition to online and digital models of commerce, promotion and customer engagement.

We have also expanded our team of highly experienced Digital Coaches to help small businesses right across the state learn how e-commerce, social media, website performance and online marketing can help them keep trading at this extremely difficult time.

In the past two weeks, 50 Tasmanian businesses have taken up their free two-hour session with a Digital Coach through this free program.

Businesses are encouraged to take advantage of the range of free online resources available through the Digital Ready website, which include new COVID-19 specific information, as well as the free one-on-one digital coaching sessions, the highly popular Doctor Digital blog and the Digital Check-up tool for a fast and simple digital health check.

Importantly, we will also continue this year’s planned calendar of free Digital Ready events by taking them online.

Small business owners can book their video session for the Digital Ready coaching service at or by calling 1800 955 660.

For more information about support for businesses, contact Business Tasmania on 1800 440 026, via email at or visit

For information or advice on COVID-19, visit

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