Victorian government brings legaltech startup on board digital adaptation program

Lawpath will offer its legal plans to small businesses as part of the government program

Victorian government brings legaltech startup on board digital adaptation program

The Victoria state government has brought legaltech startup Lawpath on board to offer its legal plans as part of the Small Business Digital Adaptation Program.

First established last November, the $20m government program offers qualified micro and small businesses, as well as the self-employed, free trials and rebates of up to $1,200 on digital products and services provided by program partners. These companies also gain access to Small Business Victoria’s free training and workshops.

“Digital capability is vital for many businesses and we know that not every operator can afford those initial outlays that might produce a significant return,” Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford said.

The Small Business Digital Adaptation Program, the government said, is “a key part of the government’s commitment to help businesses build their digital capability, which will be essential as Victoria continues to adapt to a COVIDNormal environment.”

Partner companies include Australian Good Food Guide, Trade Trak, QuickBooks Online, Ecwid Inc, Reckon Limited, ServiceM8, the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce, Mr Yum, MYOB, XERO, Squarespace, Square and Shopify. Lawpath is the sole legal service provider among the program partners.

The legaltech company pointed out that the COVID-19 pandemic had sped up the need for businesses to go digital by as much as a decade.

“We’re really excited to be working with the Victorian government to help businesses get back on their feet, but more so, we want to help businesses set up systems now that will assist them long into the future,” Lawpath CEO Dominic Woolrych said.

Through the Small Business Digital Adaptation Program, Victorian businesses can have the cost of a Lawpath legal plan reimbursed until the end of next month.

“For business owners, one of the biggest challenges has always been accessing legal services,” the legaltech startup said. “For Lawpath, the democratisation of law comes at a crucial time when businesses may need extra help navigating a very different business landscape.”

Since its launch, more than 6,000 businesses in Victoria have participated in the program.

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