Tradies Pick Up The Tech Tools To Build Local Businesses

A Melbourne-based app made by and for tradies to help manage their businesses is one of eight new providers to join the Andrews Labor Government’s Small Business Digital Adaptation Program.

Trade Trak provides a cloud-based comprehensive tool for trades and services to manage onsite safety, job scheduling, quoting, invoicing and contractor management.

Burdens Plumbing Supplies has teamed with Trade Trak to allow small business customers to use the platform, giving them access to all its functionality live in the field.

Launched in November 2020, the Small Business Digital Adaptation Program helps eligible self-employed Victorians and micro and small businesses to build crucial digital capability to support their day-to-day operations by allowing them to access a free trial of selected digital products.

Participating businesses can then purchase approved products and apply for a rebate of $1,200 to access it for 12 months, and participate in free training and workshops offered through Small Business Victoria.

The other new digital products available for local businesses to trial are provided by the Australian Good Food Guide, QuickBooks Online, Lawpath, Ecwid Inc, Reckon Limited, ServiceM8 and the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce, supplying services ranging from accounting and job management to legal services and restaurant reservations and ordering.

These providers join software organisations Mr Yum, MYOB, XERO, Squarespace and Shopify in the program, which has now seen more than 6,250 Victorian businesses sign up for free trials.

The Small Business Digital Adaptation Program is a key part of the Government’s commitment to help businesses build their digital capability, which will be essential as Victoria continues to adapt to a COVIDNormal environment.

For more information on the Small Business Digital Adaptation Program, visit business.vic.gov.au/sbdap.