Monday, 6th June, 2022
Digital Facilitation Programme


Under the new Digital Facilitation Scheme, the Chamber can provide small businesses additional support and encouragement to adopt and practically use the Digital Boost Platform.

The scheme is targeted towards small/medium businesses who are in the initial stages of their digital learning journey, are unfamiliar with the Digital Boost platform and have a desire to improve their digital skills so that they can apply them to their business.

We’re calling for expressions of interest from small business owners around the Western Bay of Plenty, who are interested in taking part in a facilitated and fully supported digital learning programme with other likeminded small business owners.

In these sessions, you’ll be guided through the Digital Boost programme so that you can walk away from the programme feeling empowered and confident on how to use a wide range of digital tools.

These sessions will start July/August and will take place over 3 to 6 months.

If you’ve been thinking about improving your social media skills, your website knowledge, your understanding of e-commerce and more, but don’t know where to start, this opportunity is for you.

Registrations of interest are now open. Please note, places are limited and therefore individuals will be selected based on their eligibility for the programme (please see criteria below).

This is a chance for you to connect with other people in business, who are at a similar stage of their business journey, and have your burning questions answered in a supportive and engaging environment.

Click here to register your interest or email us directly , spaces are limited. 



What is Digital Boost?  

The Digital Boost programme was designed with industry experts and businesses to facilitate the Government’s vision for New Zealand to have the most digitally engaged small business sector in the world.

We want to support more small business owners to digitally transform their operating models, not only through the adoption of digital hardware and software, but through process changes, new skills and capabilities, access to capital and having deeper insight into their business through data.

To support this vision, MBIE launched the small business Digital Boost programme at the end of 2020. It was designed in partnership with industry experts to ensure it meets the needs of Kiwi small business owners.

Digital Boost is delivered over a series of modules which will cover digital marketing, digital tools, small business accounting, business insights, real-world stories of digital success and expert advice.