I usually cover an area my clients have sought help in. This week I’m going to talk about a program that is almost too good to be true.
It’s a very easy sell as it is free of charge, all of it!
The Penrith Digital Enterprise Program provides enterprises (businesses), not for profits or local community groups, with the opportunity to consider their existing and future digital strategy and the skills to walk toward that future.
The Penrith Digital Enterprise Program is a partnership between Nepean Community College and the Penrith Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) and is supported by the Australian Government Department of Broadband, Telecommunications and the Digital Economy.
You basically only need an ABN number to register and can begin your journey either by calling the Nepean Community College or the BEC – see details below.
Briefly, most of the workshops are free at the Nepean Community College. They cover everything to do with the digital economy such as using social media to grow your business, how to choose a platform for your website, what makes a good website, how to use certain Microsoft applications like PowerPoint, skype and other video conferencing tools and the list goes on.
Once you have attended a minimum of one workshop, you can then come to the BEC and get 4 free hours of business advice specific to your business and needs. It’s an amazing service that many have already taken advantage of but there is plenty more to come.
In the 4 hours we can cover all forms of social media, your website, video conferencing, Microsoft software like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and complex questions around your office fitout and cloud computing.
Over the course of the next 12-18 months there will be another 40 workshops delivered on the areas mentioned above and more.
To find out more information or to get a list of the workshops coming up, phone (02) 4721 5011.
Michael is a business advisor that gives real and modern business advice that encourages thinking different and using strategies that are unique. To date, he has given over 4000+ hours of advisory with business owners.
He was awarded the Best Business Enterprise Centre Mentor/Advisor Australia 2014 and also the youngest person to ever receive the award.
He is a regular contributor to many publications including the national 'Inside Small Business Magazine', Business columnist for 'The Western weekender', 'The Village Voice' and more.