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Small business workshops explore digital topics

“The Buying & Selling Online workshop will explore e-commerce opportunities and explain how small businesses can overcome the common hurdles,” he said.

“Attendees will learn about online integration with payment networks and gateways, explore connectivity and communications best practice and discuss online revenue planning products with workshop facilitator Steve O’Malley from Travelism.”

The Buying & Selling Online workshop will be held both in Port Douglas (7 March) and Cairns (21 March).

Mr de Waal said digital tools could increase productivity, give valuable insights, increase the visibility of a small business and manage business assets.

“Knowing who to connect to, how to use digital tools and what resources are out there can get you ahead of your competitors,” he said.

In the Tourism Tools Online workshop, TTNQ’s Data and Content Manager Chris Jahnsen will look at online tools including Google Analytics, Evernote, Scannable, Similar Web, Pocket, Screaming Frog, Dropbox, Upwork, Skype and Lightroom.

Kelly Hensley from the Australia Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) will provide information on using the national platform for digital tourism information. ATDW helps tourism operators make the most of online opportunities and allows them to attract and facilitate more online bookings.

The Tourism Tools Online workshop is being held in three locations – Cairns (14 March), Mission Beach (15 March) and Port Douglas (16 March).

The workshops are part of the program supported by the Australian Small Business Advisory Services – Northern Australia Tourism Initiative, an Australian Government initiative. The TNQ Tourism Small Business Development Program is for TTNQ member and non-member businesses (or start-ups) that receive a significant portion of revenue from tourism and have fewer than 20 full-time equivalent employees. Businesses and business intenders can participate in as many activities they would like.

Both workshops are just $20 per person and can be booked online. To book your workshop spot or for more information go to and click on Resources and then Small Business.


For more information contact:
Communications Consultant Liz Inglis
M: 0419 643 494 | E: [email protected]