The Digital Advantage Programme is a programme of targeted support and specialist digital support for businesses in Northern Devon. The programme aims to develop knowledge, strategy and insights for SMEs to gain competitive advantage through their digital offer, operations and business models.
Up to 12 hours of guidance and support is available through the ERDF funded programme, it is a real opportunity to start thinking about digital and your business.
As part of the programme we are running 10 free digital workshops for businesses in the North Devon area. These workshops are 3hrs long and will cover a range of topics designed to support your business.
Click here to find out more and to book on the workshops.
Digital Marketing Made Easy
Thursday 6th August, 9:30am – 12:30pm
This workshop will provide useful guides, tips and tricks to enhance and improve your digital marketing. We will take a look at tools and techniques to help you to promote your business, share your news stories and reach new customers.
New ways to sell online (E-commerce)
Wednesday 12th August,9:30am – 12:30pm
Looking to earn money from trading online? Our simple, no fuss workshop, will guide you through setting up your site, the use of card readers and taking payments when the customer isn’t present.
Covering key areas and covering the legal implications, you will be up and running as soon as you are ready!
Facebook – Improving your online presence
Thursday 13th August,1pm – 4pm
Join us for this highly informative workshop which will look at Facebook for Business at a basic and intermediate level. We'll run through profiles, groups and pages, highlighting the differences and show you how to set up Pages for your business and other related applications that can help you engage customers.
LinkedIn – Improving your online presence
Tuesday 18th August, 1pm – 4pm
Learn how to make the most of LinkedIn. Connect, communicate, recruit and learn through the LinkedIn Platform.
Introduction to Video for your Business
Wednesday 19th August,9:30am – 12:30pm
Using video is one of the best ways to grow your business, increase partnerships and help your clients. The use of video on social media has grown considerably in the last two years, but how can you join in when you have a limited budget and don’t know where to start? Learn how to use your mobile phone to make great videos ideal to use on your social media. We show you how to set up your video on your mobile phone, tips to make videos and we talk you through creating your first video.
Instagram – The basics for Business
Thursday 20th August,9:30am – 12:30pm
Get started with the Instagram platforms in this workshop, learn how to create a great presence for your business, grow your audience and create quality engagement.
Introduction to Photography for your Business
Tuesday 25th August,1pm – 4pm
Learn how to use your mobile phone to great photographs, learn the basics of photography, tips on taking better images including lighting, composition and head shots. Learn about editing photos, where to post online and how to use your mobile phone effectively on social media, as image has become king of the social world.
Microsoft 365 – Productivity for Business
Wednesday 26th August,1pm – 4pm
Have you got the Microsoft 365 suite, but recognise you are not using it to its full potential? We will give you a whistle-stop tour of the product and show you the wide range of software you have at your fingertips, leaving you inspired.
Website Improvements and SEO
Thursday 27th August,1pm – 4pm
Chance to review your website and create an action plan for changes. Learn to improve your Google listing. Find out how Google works and the key to getting your website noticed and visible in Google and the other search engines.
Zoom and Teams – Deep Dive
Wednesday 2nd September, 9:30am – 12:30pm
During this session you will become familiar with both Zoom and Teams, we will uncover some of the hidden features in both products and get you up to pro standard for running your own meetings and workshops using these platforms. We will also review the safety features and key elements to keep your video conferencing safe and secure.
Don’t miss out on these fantastic free workshops, book now here.
The Digital Advantage programme is funded by the European Regional Development fund and Devon County Council. Devon County Council is the accountable body for this programme.