Digital Training for Businesses in Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire
Helping businesses Go and Grow Online!
I’ve been appointed as one of twenty trainers who will deliver digital know-how to 10,000 small businesses over the next 12 months.
My work will be part of small business support group Enterprise Nation’s Go and Grow Online campaign which is being run in conjunction with Microsoft, Curry’s PC World Business and Verisign, and which launched on Wednesday, October 11.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), despite a dramatic increase in the number of consumers buying products and services online, Britain’s smallest firms – those with nine or fewer employees – are not feeling the benefit.
While online sales increased 21 per cent in December 2016 alone, sky rocketing Britain’s e-commerce economy to £130bn*, just 9.7 per cent of all sales from UK-based micro firms were e-commerce transactions, compared with almost 56 per cent of sales from larger firms.
Did you also know that 43% of British businesses still don’t have a website?
Business owners can be so busy working on their business, that they often feel like they don’t have the time to explore how to make the most of the online opportunity. Over the next 12 months I’ll be helping businesses in Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire radically improve their online performance.
I’m really pleased to be joining the Go and Grow Online campaign so that I can help small businesses make a real difference and make sure people running businesses in Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire get better at making sales and bringing in more business online.
Even if you’re running a butchers or the local cafe, being online is important to raise awareness, create a buzz and help you sell more efficiently to more people.
Big firms have the resources to invest in the latest digital e-commerce and m-commerce functionality, SEO, marketing, and everything in between. Smaller businesses don’t, they are busy simply running the business and don’t always see the benefits that digital can deliver.
And yet the digital world is an area where small businesses can go head-to-head with larger firms and win!
I will be one of the people delivering the know-how where it’s needed and provide the on-the-ground assistance Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire businesses need.
Over the course of 12 months, the campaign will reach 10,000 businesses across the UK, with practical training, essential resources, and connections to fellow business owners.
Live training in Milton Keynes
I will be running my workshops in Milton Keynes on the following dates:
- Go and Grow Online workshop: 20 February 2018
- Go and Grow Online workshop: 10 July 2018
If you’re not based in Beds or Bucks find your nearest Go and Grow Workshop over on Enterprise Nation.
Before I sign-off just a couple of reminders
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