Queensland Small Business Digital Grants: Why Go Online in 2018? Your #1 Digital partner
Good news to small business owners of Queensland! You can now apply for a Small Business Digital Grants and you can start boosting your business’ online and digital presence. Starting today, you can apply for a funding up to $10,000 according to Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman.
Small Business Digital Grants Program Eligibility
Businesses that matches the following criteria are eligible to apply:
- Must have less than 20 employees by the time of application
- Must have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
- Must have a headquarters based in Queensland
- Must have a turnover of $2 million or less based in the last financial year
- Must not have owners or directors who are undischarged bankrupt
Only one (1) application is eligible per Australian Business Number (ABN) and successful applicants cannot apply in future rounds. You can know more about the application details for the Small Business Digital Grants Program here.
Why Your Small Business Needs Online and Digital Presence?
In our previous blog 5 Reasons Why You Need a Website, we have discussed the importance of a website in your business. However, the journey of getting your business visible online does not just stop in having a website. The real task begins after launching your website live.
5 Most Important Functions To Check After Setting Up Your Website
For an optimal digital readiness aside from having a website, you can also recheck these areas to ensure maximum flight of your website for digital transformation:
Keywords – have you researched the correct keywords for your website? These are essential in crafting your Meta title, Meta description, headings and even alt tags of the images. It is also important that your website is segmented per pages so the keywords for the homepage will not mess up with the keywords of your inner pages.
Speed – website speed is not playing a vital role in both users and search engines. Once your website loads slower than your competitors, it can be a factor that users will no longer return to you; this can send signal to search engines also especially Google that something is wrong in your site’s speed.
Social Presence – a website is a website – it has its own domain and hosting. But have you had your presence to social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram? There are also other social media platforms tailored for your niche. These can help in your online presence.
Blog – search engines love content. Make sure also that you make time to post content in your website. Aside from full text post, you can also add infographics, videos and slideshows. Useful content can help users stay in your site which can help in decreasing bounce rate.
Online presence Optimization – Now here is the challenge – how will you help your website rank in the search engine results? Through proper optimization, you can! We can assist you or provide you with guidance – all that is left to do now is, submit your application and get in contact with you to give us a call.
Choosing Your Digital Marketing Partner
There are a lot of digital marketing agency which are ready to offer their services to businesses. Visible Website is based in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia which you can count on for all your digital marketing needs.
All the best with your digital marketing grant application with Queensland Government Small Business Grant! Remember to get in contact with us through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Visible-Websites-232208720699882/