Kochie’s Business Builders is on a mission to bridge the digital skills gap and help Australian businesses embrace the power of e-commerce. In partnership with Wagga Wagga Business Chamber, Xero and Netregistry, the KBB team is hosting a free event for small business owners who want to get upskilled and learn how to reap the benefits of the digital economy.
Join host Lucy Kippist and business and industry experts at a working breakfast to discover how you can take your business to the next level by embracing digital tools and the power of ecommerce. Expert panelists include Angus Capel (Xero) and Emma Grant (Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine), who will provide tips and advice on how to make the most of digital transformation to assist business growth.
Capel, Xero’s Small Business Advocate, said he was excited to help local businesses in Wagga Wagga realise the benefits technology could offer.
“Xero’s recent research into small businesses and their attitudes towards technology found that business owners were keen to embrace any digital tools that would help them work smarter or faster but that a lack of understanding, time and resources were holding them back,” Capel said.
“The Bricks and Clicks Roadshow is a great opportunity to learn about the digital tools available that can drive efficiencies and support with business growth. It’s also a chance to hear about issues impacting small businesses, such as new legislation like Single Touch Payroll.”
Emma Grant, founder of the Riverina chapter of the women in business group, Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine, will be sharing her expertise on the day. An accountant at Selby Watson Co by trade, Grant knows all too well the need for small business owners to have a clear digital and online strategy.
“The internet has radically changed the way businesses operate and promote themselves. The potential for businesses to reach beyond their own front doors is limitless, and competition has increased in so many sectors because of this.”
Grant advised local business owners to take advantage of the opportunity to attend the Bricks and Clicks Roadshow to learn from the experts how to up the ante on their small business offering.
“If you’re serious about your business, and are not confident with the online approach, this is perfect for you! Bricks & Clicks will give you the tools, the contacts, and the digital terminology to get you started on your way to transform your small business into something everyone can access,” Grant said.
With close to 60 per cent of Australia’s small businesses still failing to have an online presence, Kochie’s Business Builders host and small business expert David Koch said small business owners must be prepared to meet the changing retail landscape or risk closure.
“The greatest innovation challenge facing the Australian economy and business community is getting traditional bricks and mortar businesses online,” said Koch.
“The biggest barrier to Australian businesses getting online is fear… fear of the complexity, fear of finding someone to trust to help, fear of the high expenses. Our aim is to prove these fears are myths,” Koch explained.
The Bricks and Clicks Roadshow, Wagga Wagga takes place on August 22, 2019, 7am-10am at Wagga Wagga RSL, Cnr Kincaid and Dobbs St, Wagga Wagga
The Bricks & Clicks course is available to any small business owner to complete for FREE after registering at www.bricksclicks.com.au The course guides retailers through all the steps to help them build their business’s online brand.