Free Facebook tools to build your digital skills

Taking advantage of ways to upgrade your digital marketing knowledge has never been more important. Check out some free tools from one of our major partners, Facebook. The resources are focussed on helping small business to build digital skills.

Facebook programs are predominantly national, so no matter which state you’re in, you can take part in their many free online resources that are squarely focussed on helping small business to up-skill in the digital space.

  • Facebook Blueprint – free online learning, with self-paced courses and resources. There are plenty of courses on here for both Facebook and Instagram.
  • The Boost with Facebook Australia Facebook Group  – is a place for small business owners to connect and learn.
  • They recently ran a Live Q&A with Canva, based on ongoing feedback from small business that creative can be a barrier and the need for creative tools and tips. It’s a goody.
  • Facebook recently profiled four Aussies businesses who pivoted, using digital. One of these is Ceramiques in Elsternwick, VIC. You’ll love these inspiring stories.




The human tapestry of unique neurotypes

There is a slow shift towards incorporating design aspects that create more inclusive shopping experiences for customers of all neurotypes. Retailers willing to explore this hidden customer segment can deliver a more easy, engaging and inclusive experience both in-store and online.

Retail Voice CEO Message: 15 March 2023

Retail crime continues to be a concern with many businesses recording an increase in shoplifting. 
In the latest Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research data coming out of New South Wales, retail theft increased 23.7% year-on-year.  

Retailers have an important role to play in closing the gap

Today is National Closing the Gap Day, a day of action to pledge support for achieving indigenous health equality by 2030. As part of the ARA’s reconciliation journey, we have made a commitment to use our reach to raise awareness with our members about days of significance for First Nations communities, like Closing the Gap Day.