SMALL business operators can learn to become more mobile by attending a free course called Ditch the Desk in Blacktown on February 21.
The two-hour seminar at the GreenSkills Hub, Western Sydney Institute of TAFE Nirimba Campus, Eastern Road, Quakers Hill, is from 6pm to 8pm.
To be eligible, they must provide their Australian business number (ABN) for registration.
The seminar will be run by industry experts Stephen Leonard and Grant Booth (Geeks on Tap).
They will teach business operators to ‘‘ditch the desk’’ by using today’s modern technologies, applications and fast internet speeds.
Nicole Miller, social media co-ordinator (IT section) and casual teacher, said smartphones and tablets were transforming the way we do business.
‘‘Online software and new technologies can help businesses do a range of tasks away from a computer and desk,’’ she said.
‘‘Wait staff at your local restaurant or café might take your order for a flat white and focaccia on a hand-held device which sends the information straight to the kitchen.
‘‘Some businesses use smartphones and tablets to draft invoices, lodge orders and send data to ‘the cloud’.
‘‘ Others are using intranets and online group sharing to work on projects.’’ Ms Miller is working with Nathan Rose and Rob Potter on the Digital Enterprise Program Riverstone.
She speaks at social media themed sessions and assists in marketing.
For more information and registration go to: http://nbn.wsi.tafensw.edu.au or Facebook: www.facebook.com/WSIDigitalEnterpriseRiverstone or WSIDigitalEnterpriseProgram@tafensw.edu.au or phone 92087492.