Australian Small Business Advisory Service – Digital Solutions

Switch Tasmanian is the lead provider for the ASBAS Digital Solutions Program to Tasmanian businesses funded by the Australian Government.

The ASBAS Digital Solutions program offers Tasmanian small businesses with an ABN, and less than 20 employees, low-cost, high value advice and training on a range of digital solutions in four key areas:

  • Websites and selling online
  • Social media and digital marketing
  • Using small business software, and
  • Online security and data privacy.

The Digital Solution programs is about servicing your business needs and encompasses a variety of delivery methods, including 1:1 mentoring provided by industry experts. Mentoring sessions will cover any issues unique to your business challenges.

Supporting the mentoring session will be regular workshops, monthly webinars and hours of interactive lectures and lessons delivered through an online learning platform.

The workshop topics include:

  • Social Media 101
  • Facebook for Small Business Simplified
  • Boost Business through Facebook Advertising
  • Digital Marketing Essentials
  • Profile building and networking on LinkedIn
  • Influence an Audience on #twitter
  • Marketing with Pinterest
  • Engage real followers with Instagram
  • Create Marketing campaigns with Mailchimp
  • SEO foundations for small business
  • Simple Steps to building a website
  • Cyber security for small business
  • Enhance business efficiency with the cloud

Our team for the North West

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Corey Speers

Corey Speers

Digital Coach

With more than 20 years’ experience in communications, media and community engagement in a range of sectors, Corey is able to use his work experience to help you. Corey has worked in the Local and Federal Government spheres, for newspapers, in private industry and on his own small business.

Corey has experience in design, marketing, communications, social media, media liaison, corporate image, promotions, public relations, pre-press, advertising, writing, editing, journalism, copywriting and research and evaluation.

Corey is a proud Brand Tasmania Partner and a passionate advocate for all things Tasmania. Corey completed a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Journalism, Media and Communications and Public Policy) in 2007 at the University of Tasmania.

Karl Rolfe

Karl Rolfe

Digital Coach

From an industrial electrical/electronic technical background I have been a power user of office software since 1990 and computers since 1980. I have 7 years experience as a technology trainer and for the past 2½ years have had my own IT consultancy business.

My areas of special interest are automation, data handling and cyber security and I am also experienced in website maintenance and social media for business. Seeing computers take care of mundane repetitive tasks and helping users find solutions to frustrating computer experiences are two things which please me the most.

Julie Foster

Julie Foster

Digital Coach

Julie has a great understanding and practical working knowledge of the current trends in digital marketing including social media website design, ecommerce and payments gateways. She can also help you choose and set up Point of Sale, Accounting and On Line Booking platforms.

Julie has built up her knowledge and skills from over 25 years in the corporate financial sector working in Senior Management, Sales, HR and Marketing roles. She is also the co-owner of the surfwear store, Passport Surf, which has been part of the Devonport retail scene for more than 30 years.

Kirsty Dryburgh

Digital Coach

Kirsty has a passion for all things digital and design with over 12 years of experience in digital and print marketing – think social media, SEO, online advertising, graphic design and promotional products.  Her knowledge of digital trends remains current with the help of her current position as a social media officer.

Kirsty is a fully qualified Graphic Designer holding a Batchelor of Arts in Graphic Technology in 2006 at Glasgow Caledonian University, in Scotland.

Tam Beswick

Digital Coach

With extensive experience in training groups in online platforms and computer skills, Tamara is passionate about sharing knowledge with small businesses on the West Coast. Living in the region with her partner and two children, she is well placed to see the need for increased knowledge in the area and has a strong drive to develop and grow the tools West Coasters can use to help their business endeavours grow and thrive.

Tamara has worked in the government, private and the educational sectors during her 20 year career in both managerial and collaborative training positions, and is currently completing her Bachelor of Information Science majoring in Business Analysis and Systems Administration at Charles Sturt University.

Hannah Reeve

Digital Coach

Hannah has proven experience volunteering and working in the areas of marketing and communications and runs her own consulting business. Hannah’s skill-set includes media release writing, developing communication plans, liaising with media, poster and promotional material development, social media set up and management, writing, website mapping, event organisation, script development and content development.

Hannah brings with her a fresh perspective and sound knowledge of current trends, platforms and techniques and has worked across Tasmania’s West Coast with multiple organisations and is passionate about growing levels of digital literacy in the region!

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