Is AWS worth it for small businesses? With the support of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Training Partners (ATPs), SMBs can maximise their investment in the cloud.

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From differentiating in a crowded market to budgetary constraints and staff shortages, small-and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) face unique and persistent challenges in their everyday operations.

To address these challenge areas, many SMBs turn to the cloud. Following the migration, these organisations hope to access more cost and operational efficiencies, achieve more innovation, and fortify their security posture. Still, a lack of education on cloud tools and best practices can impede and delay achieving these critical milestones.

Diverse cloud skill levels, busy schedules, and the need to multi-task across SMB organisations can make it challenging to choose and implement the right cloud training option efficiently.

Reaching the next level with AWS cloud training from ATPs

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Training Partners (ATPs) like Lumify are selected and certified by AWS to help SMBs maximise their investment in the cloud. They are widely regarded as the best resource for AWS cloud training for several reasons. ATPs enable organisations to:

  • Learn from official AWS Training Partners.

    AWS Training Partners are trusted organizations selected by AWS based on their quality and track record offering AWS-authored training developed by AWS.

  • Choose the training option that best fits your team.

    ATPs offer a wide variety of training options, including traditional classroom sessions and 500+ digital courses. All courses provide prepaid AWS Certification exam vouchers. Training sessions also feature games and other tools that make learning accessible, convenient, and fun. The AWS Partner Solutions Finder can help you locate your local ATP.

  • Leverage guidance that continues as your organisation evolves.

    AWS Training Partners can support SMB teams at every stage of their evolution in the cloud. Develop the skills to innovate with more dexterity, accelerate migration, and build modern applications on AWS.

Get support for AWS cloud training for small businesses

SMBs can apply for training grants to cover cloud training costs. The Small Business Technology Investment Boost and Small Business Skills and Training Boost by the Federal Government provides small business grants for employee training to mitigate your expenses.

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The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) shared that small businesses can deduct 20 per cent of the cost incurred on business expenses and depreciating assets supporting their digital adoption. Examples of costs supporting digital adoption include portable payment devices, cyber security systems or subscriptions to cloud-based services.

For the new Small Business Skills and Training Boost, an annual $100,000 cap on expenditure will apply to each qualifying income year.

  • Under existing laws, small businesses can find support for related training and upgrades beyond these.

  • Small businesses can keep deducting expenditures ineligible for the bonus deduction under the existing tax law.

Businesses can also continue to deduct expenditures over the $100,000 cap under existing law.

This measure applies to business expenses incurred in the period beginning from 7:30 pm AEDT 29 March 2022 until 30 June 2023.

Access AWS Cloud Computing Courses on Lumify

How much time do you need to learn AWS? Leaner organisations have a lot on their plate, with limited staff and little time for training. So we tailored and curated courses for small businesses to address these concerns. Courses are shorter and more flexible, so busy professionals can fit them into their schedules.

AWS Cloud Fundamentals for Small Business - Self-paced

If you want to start with Amazon Web Services (AWS), this AWS Cloud Fundamentals for Small Business course is well-suited. It covers the basics of AWS, including how to create and manage Amazon EC2 instances, S3 buckets, and more. By the end of this course, you'll understand how AWS works and be able to use it to power your website or application.

AWS CloudUp Bootcamp

We are proud to partner with AWS to bring you CloudUp - a flexible, community-based learning program designed to provide Amazon Web Services Cloud Foundations training on your terms. Join a supportive and fun community that will set you up for success on your cloud learning journey and help you achieve your AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification. June Program kicks off on Tuesday, 20 June 2023. October Program kicks off on Tuesday, 10 October 2023.

Learning experiences that address AWS cloud training needs

We are committed to helping small businesses turn change into opportunity. Lumify Work (formerly DDLS Training) is a proud Advanced Tier Training Partner of AWS. Our partnership allows us to provide our customers innovative learning and community experiences.

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Bookmark our Events Page for information on upcoming AWS Cloud computing events and tradeshows. We host these events as online webinars, hackathon-style Game Days or in-person sessions. These events are produced with Business leaders and IT-technical professionals in mind. The goal is to help them learn about basic cloud concepts and AWS Cloud Terminology and core services so they can form the best cloud training strategies.

Lumify’s pool of Authorised AWS Instructors can provide you with a learning path relevant to you and your organisation so that you can leverage the cloud for innovation. Download our brochure on AWS training to get more details. Contact us for a consultation based on your AWS training requirements.

Download our eBook on grants for small businesses and training options.

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