Businesses along the Gold Coast are being given a helping hand in becoming more digitally savvy, as efforts are made to create more jobs in the region.
The Digital Enterprise Program has been established to provide business owners with short courses and mentoring services designed to enhance their online services.
Two local firms will be tasked with delivering the program – Enterprise and Training Company and Gravelroad – and the local council hopes it will be a runaway success.
A number of different topics will be covered, including online marketing, social media, web hosting and analytics.
It is hoped this will provide Gold Coast businesses with the edge over their competitors, while also contributing to the success of the local economy.
"To survive and succeed in the digital age, every business needs the right skills and this program will help position the Gold Coast as a leading digital economy," said Mayor Tate.
"By building more successful businesses, we're aiming to create more jobs as well."
This could spell good news for rentals in Surfers Paradise, as more people relocate to the area in search of new roles and opportunities.
The courses have already started and will run until March 2015, giving companies plenty of time to enrol and improve their digital skills.