As well as improving the broadband, we are also trying to improve support for business as well as people’s digital skills across the region to help you get the most from being online.
Did you know that only 33% of SMEs have a digital presence? That means 2 in 3 of you aren’t benefitting from the fantastic opportunities that being online can bring.
Support in your area
With events, 1 to 1 business support and a wealth of knowledge of County Durham, Business Durham can provide you with information and advice to help your business get the most out of being online. Check out their website to find out more http://www.businessdurham.co.uk/
The NECC has a range of courses both free and payable, for members and non-members. From content marketing to networking and with support in a variety of industries, NECC could help your business be a digital success. Visit their website http://www.necc.co.uk/ to find out more information.
The Tees Valley Business Compass helps ambitious businesses realise their growth potential by offering access to a range of practical services, from local business information, assessing growth options through to unlocking finance and funding streams. Visit their website to see more: www.teesbusinesscompass.co.uk
Where can I find help?
The Government’s Business is GREAT initiative has handy tips on building a website, online finance, online marketing and making use of social media.
Facebook business guide With 25 million small business pages and 1.23 billion monthly users, Facebook is a great platform for connecting with your target audience. But where do you begin and how can you make it work for your business? Follow this step-by-step guide to start engaging with your customers today.
Twitter small business guide Twitter can help you reach an audience of millions within a few clicks. Try out this easy way of getting your business online using this helpful guide.
Check out Google’s ‘Get your business online’ guide. With advice including top tips and how to attract customers, this website has all you need to be a digital success.
Barclays bank offers business support including free training on business skills such as web development and Microsoft.