Digital Boost Skills Training and Support is in now in full swing! This government-funded programme is available at no cost to any small business owner, providing access to material and support developed by some of New Zealand’s leading digital innovators.

Digital Boost Skills Training and Support is a partnership between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and a consortium led by The Mind Lab – an award-winning online learning organisation – to help more kiwi businesses realise the benefits of being digital.

The free online courses are designed to equip business owners, like yourself, with digital skills to do business smarter – and they’re taught by Kiwi experts who make it all straightforward.

The Mind Lab CEO Frances Valintine says “Digital Boost will bring Kiwi businesses up to speed with the latest digital tools, enabling them to improve productivity and gain more time, freedom and sales.”

What will you learn?

The online courses take you through self-paced learning pathways enabling you to participate when and where it suits you. There are six key topic areas, each featuring numerous videos, how-to guides, live chats and explanations that will ensure you, or members of your team, can digitise your business and boost your sales.

Subject areas include:


Digital tools

Social media

Small Business accounting

Business insights

Future technologies

What’s the commitment?

The Digital Boost Skills Training and Support is free to any NZ-registered small business or sole trader. And because the courses are online, you can jump in and out whenever it suits. Whether you have five minutes or an hour, you can opt in and learn whenever or wherever you can.

In addition, every day you can join live online Q&A sessions with experts as well as twice weekly ‘Fireside Chats’ with small business owners who have already started their digital journey. At every step you are supported by a team of expert digital advisors who can talk through your specific queries.

How do I sign up?

You can use your unique NZBN number to sign-up for the free courses at

Start your journey with a Digital Boost to your business today!

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