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    Shopify to help small Victorian businesses through new government program

    It’s an exciting time for retailers. Everywhere, we see merchants taking their goods from the shopping strip to the global market as they seize the growth opportunities that the pandemic has created in online shopping. There has never been a greater time to start selling online. Now is the time to start your digital journey, and Shopify is here to make it that much easier. 

    To help small businesses thrive in our new digital economy, Shopify is participating in the Small Business Digital Adaptation Program, a $20 million initiative by the Victoria State Government.

    With a focus on supporting sole traders and small businesses, the new program applies to all industries and is part of the Victorian government’s $3-billion investment to help businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. 

    As part of the Small Business Digital Adaptation Program, eligible Victorian businesses will receive:

    • Their first 30 days of Shopify for free
    • A $1200 rebate on their Shopify subscription (equivalent to 1-year of a Shopify subscription)

    The benefits of this scheme are available to businesses who register on the SBDA program and sign up for Shopify between 15 November 2020 and 28th February 2021. 

    So what are the next steps? What about setting up and designing your website? Where do you get help to run your online store? That’s where we come in. At GORILLA LAB, we have a number of training and development packages to suit a range of businesses and their needs. We offer 1-on-1 training courses for those who want a step-by-step roadmap or hourly support for those who just need someone to check in to see if they are on the right track. We also offer monthly retainers for stores that are up and running but need help with website development, branding, digital marketing, Xero integration, and more.

    Still have questions? Feel free to contact us.