Gai Brodtmann MP, Federal Member for Canberra spoke at the event about the importance of small businesses getting online and making the most of the digital tools available to them.
As the Shadow Assistant Minister for Defence and Cybersecurity, she also provided some tips for businesses on the importance of strong passwords and online security.
The training covered practical steps for businesses to be found on Google Maps and Search and connect with new customers.
We also heard from local business owner Little Sprout, a local toy, puzzles, games and children’s book shop. Business owner Brooke said since creating a Google My Business listing they had seen an increase in phone calls received on specific products, and an increase in foot traffic to the store, with most customers reporting they found the business online.
Google believes that everyone should have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to succeed online, that’s why we launched The Digital Garage to help close the gap in digital skills and help small businesses make the most of the web.
The Digital Garage is traveling around Australia in the months to come - find events near you and to head along The Digital Garage!
Posted by Richard Flanagan, Head of Business Marketing, Google Australia