Small Business Government Grants Programs for Marketing Services

There are a few Small Business Government Grants available to Small Business in the Marketing and Digital Marketing space, here are our favourite two:

The Australian Small Business Advisory Service, know as ASBAS Digital Solutions (full details below) below provides small businesses with access to Marketing Consultants from as little as $15 for a workshop or webinar or $20 for a 90 minute consultation. This program allows business to mix and match services based on their needs. Owner can have anyone within the business attend, so its a great way to up-skill the right person in your team.

The Small Business Digital Grants Program provides matched funds UPTO $10,000 for a range of services to assist with your growth. My favourite being your ability to use a Marketing Consultant in a Coaching capability. Imagine the thinks you could achieve with 50% off Marketing Services. Great for Marketing Plans, Brand Development, Digital Marketing Set-up and Training and much much more.

ASBAS Digital Solutions – Small Business Digital Marketing Grant

Nationally, but especially the Gold Coast & Brisbane businesses have a chance to thrive in the new Digital Age thanks to a new Australian Government Initiative aimed at exposing Small Businesses to new digital advancements in Marketing and Technology.

The Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) Digital Solutions program is being launched on the Gold Coast with the first workshops being held in October. The program has been government funded for THREE years and workshops will run monthly on the Gold Coast. It is open to any business owner with an ABN with 1-19 employees.


  • 1st 90 minute session $20 + fees & GST – $23.97 total
  • Subsequent consultations 90 minutes $40 + fees & GST – $46.85 total


  • Mixed delivery cannot exceed 5 hours – 2hr workshop + 3hrs one on one consultations or
  • One on One Consultations cannot exceed 6 hours – booked in 4.5hr or 6hr block. Delivery can be in blocks of time in person or hour blocks via Phone or Video Call.

Prior to booking you must have an appointment date and time allocated by a Business Advisor before registering. Start your conversation here:

10 + 14 =

Tuesday 16 October 2018
Kurrawa Surf Club Broadbeach
Tuesday 13 November 2018
Kurrawa Surf Club Broadbeach
Tuesday 4 December 2018
Kurrawa Surf Club Broadbeach

ASBAS Digital Solutions provides small businesses with access to low cost advisory services delivered by high quality Marketing & Business Consultants who can help them understand the new digital age, and how to succeed by using new Digital Marketing platforms, tools and software’s to improve their business operations.  On the Gold Coast, Marketing Consultant Michelle Fragar (CPM) from BRANDiT has been awarded the role of delivering the initiative to as many small businesses as possible “We have a great opportunity to help the GC grow and become a great stable economy, I hope every small business takes advantage of the initiative” commented Michelle.

The program is delivered through Regional Development Australia (RDA); Program Manager QLD, Sha Wharton noted “The program brings high quality Marketing & Business Consultants, like Michelle, within reach of small business owners for as little as $20 for a 90 minute one-on-one session and $15 for a workshop or webinar. It’s a great initiative and the Gold Coast is so lucky to have Michelle – she is a Certified Practising Marketer (CPM) and sits on the QLD committee for the Australian Marketing Institute. We really focused on finding the best people to deliver this initiative and think we have achieved a great outcome for the Gold Coast”.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistic (ABS)1 and Australian Treasury2 the survival rate for non-employing businesses is only 58.9%. When you take into account that 97% of businesses in Australia are SMALL (62% of them non-employing) this grant has the ability to have a real impact of the growth and success of small businesses in Australian and the Gold Coast.

The initiative delivers low cost, high quality, digital advisory services to small businesses across four priority digital capabilities:

Website and selling online                                Social media and digital marketing

Using small business software                       Online security and data privacy

The program will be delivered through a combination of channels including:

  • Direct one-on-one advisory support delivered face to face, or remotely online or over the phone
  • Interactive webinars
  • Face to face workshops

The beauty of this initiative is it allows business owners to use the program in line with their business needs. And anyone in their business can attend the workshops.

Click on the image above to book a workshop or follow BRANDiT on Facebook ( or this page for upcoming workshops. Workshops will be added if demand requires.

To pre-register interest or advanced dates contact

Sha Wharton            

ASBAS Program Manager Queensland (Southern, Central & Whitsunday)

Book via the above workshop links or for information about any of BRANDiT Services please complete the below contact form.