Small business advice, support & training.

Through the support of the Australian Government, The van Diemen Project delivers the Digital Solutions Australian Small Business Advisory Services program – a subsidised, low cost program which helps businesses receive relevant and solutions focused business advice.

Delivered by a range of multidisciplinary advisors, businesses can benefit from 4 hours of one-on-one tailored mentoring to help you discover opportunities for growth, overcome challenges, enhance your digital presence, and expand your customer base. You will also be able to join a range of interactive workshops and events that you can attend in person or online.

We always put people first, and we remember that at the centre of each idea or business is a person. This means we focus on what matters to the individual, create a safe place for sharing ideas and tackling problems, and aim to empower others through our own personal knowledge and experience.

How do we help?

  • We provide 4-hours of tailored mentoring for just $59.
  • By asking the right questions to identify the best outcomes.
  • Our focus is on increasing the confidence and competence of businesses and individuals in business related skills and capabilities.
  • We establish a village of subject matter experts that extends beyond The van Diemen Project team.
  • We put the building blocks in place for ongoing momentum.

We provide advice in:

  • Introduction to Digitalising Your Business
  • Social media & digital marketing
  • Websites & selling online
  • Using Small business software
  • Staying connected to customers
  • Online security and data privacy


To receive support through the Digital Solutions program, your business must:

    • Have fewer than 20 employees
    • Have a valid ABN registered in Tasmania
    • Be operating to make a profit



International artists from Glass Manifesto, Anne & Peter first approached the team for help in applying for a grant via the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund. Having relocated their gallery to Launceston’s historic wharf district, they were looking for creative ways to engage tourists in the art space and attract Tasmanian art enthusiasts.

Peter and Anne worked with our marketing advisors to plan a campaign specifically targeting tourists entering the state through geotargeting as well as a ‘Meet the Makers’ experience as part of Tourism Tasmania’s Off Season campaign. As part of an initiative to support the arts in regional and remote Australia, they were fortunate enough to receive two grants to launch their campaigns.


Director of goModdi, Richard first approached the team regarding a prototype that he was working on for a prefabricated, modular alternative to traditional building designs, a business idea that is expected to attract a national, if not global audience.

Richard saw the demand for alternative housing solutions after observing the huge pressures placed on infrastructure and the environment in Australia, not to mention the overall cost of a purchasing and building a traditional home.

Our team worked with Richard to advise on and plan the creation of his website, which includes an augmented reality component that allows potential buyers to walk through the design and see how the structure will appear on their existing land.

“Recently mentored by four team members, my business plan has taken shape and my website now ranks on the first page of Google, which is essential when approximately 75% of purchases are made from the first page of search results. Everyone is friendly, professional and you can see just how invested they are in helping local Tasmanian businesses succeed.”

Tony, Launnie Pops


Want help with your business? Please fill in the form and we will get back to you to see if the digital solutions program is right for you and get your started on the next step in your journey!


53 Elizabeth Street, Launceston Tasmania 7250

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