Published on May 7th 2019 in

MTAQ announced as Small Business Digital Champion

The Motor Trades Association of Queensland (MTAQ) is thrilled to be one of 15 industry associations who have been announced as a Small Business Digital Champion under the Australian Government initiative to assist small businesses to engage with digital technology.

From 1st of July 2019, the Small Business Digital Champion project will run over two years and will see MTAQ provide automotive-specific business advice to members to assist them in engaging with digital technology and help them be more effective, competitive and ultimately, more profitable.

Dr Brett Dale CEO of MTAQ said: “The Motor Trades Association of Queensland is very excited to work with members and assist them in boosting their digital technology skills and potential. With only 50 percent of Australian businesses having a website and even less using business processing software for accounting and invoicing, our role will be crucial in bringing automotive small businesses up-to-speed on the digital resources required to be successful in this era of technology.”

Deloitte’s Access Economics Connected Small Businesses 2017 Report found when small businesses are digitally engaged, they are 50 per cent more likely to be growing revenue, eight times more likely to be creating jobs, seven times more likely to be exporting and 14 times more likely to be innovating new products and services.

As a Small Business Digital Champion, MTAQ looks forward to providing education and resources so that small businesses can digitise their business practices.

For more information contact Lysa Dugandzic, Marketing & Communications Manager, on Tel: 0428 510 163 or email:

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