A one-stop shop to help small businesses become more digitally-savvy has been launched by the Tablelands Futures Corporation (TFC).

The Digital Resource Centre has been established to keep businesses a step ahead, providing information on navigating the ever-changing World of social media, having a ‘web presence’ and managing computing storage and needs.

TFC chair Michael Lawrence said small operators could easily use the tools from the innovative hub to boost their businesses online.

“The Digital Resource Centre is part of our Digital Economy Action Plan to raise awareness of technologies now available for regional businesses,” Mr Lawrence said.

“As the faster National Broadband Network rolls out, businesses and the community can tap into endless opportunities.

“Digital technologies are changing the way customers interact with businesses and also how businesses stay competitive, drive productivity and improve efficiency.”

The online initiative provides links to digital business kits for retail, hospitality, construction and building, manufacturing, healthcare, education and community business sectors, as well as information on the National Broadband Network.

“The resource centre is a one-stop shop with links to more than a dozen tools so the community can better understand digital technologies and take advantage of what can be just a click away.

“An online presence means that consumers are able to communicate demand to a business anywhere and at any time,” he added.

TFC was established to support the Atherton Tablelands region, promote growth and greater connections in the community and encourage economic return on the region’s assets.

Those wanting to access the Digital Resource Centre can visit www.tablelandsfutures.com and click on the ‘Business Support’ tab.

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