Opening the doors to The Digital Garage in Western Sydney

It may not look like your ordinary garage but it’s a place to learn, build and explore… Google and the NSW Business Chamber teamed up to take The Digital Garage on the road to Western Sydney last week. The Digital Garage is an online training platform for small business to learn the digital skills they need to make the most of the web.

The Digital Garage workshop in Pemulwuy on Friday 25 November gave more than 50 local small business owners the chance to learn how they can use online tools to help grow their business.

We know businesses thrive when they embrace technology. Deloitte research found small businesses that make the most of the web are 1.5 times more likely to be growing revenue and 8 times more likely to be creating jobs. That’s good news for everyone!

Participants had the chance to hear from digital experts and ask questions about digital engagement. Local business owner, Tony Rahme, owner of Greenery Imports spoke about how he used online advertising to become one of the largest sellers of artificial plants across Australia and Raymen Sri from local Google Partner agency Clixpert shared how professional web agencies can help time poor business owners make the most of the web.

We were joined by the local Member for McMahon, Chris Bowen MP, who spoke about the importance of small businesses in his electorate and the opportunities presented by digital technology, along with David Borger, Western Sydney Director of the Sydney Business Chamber.

The Digital Garage will be visiting more locations around Australia in 2017, so stay tuned for events near you! In the meantime you can check out the online training, anywhere and anytime.