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Growth Support Programme

01/05/17 - 31/03/21

The Growth Support Programme has been made available to support existing businesses wishing to grow, expand or who just wish to have an outside view of their current business. The support provides an initial face-to-face meeting with an experienced business advisor to get to know you and your business. During this meeting the advisor will work with you to create a development plan and to identify any areas where additional support could be of help. 

If after the initial diagnostic it is determined that further support is needed you will be offered the opportunity to commit to a further 9 hour support package including an assessment of digital opportunities and financial understanding, with a possibility of looking at innovation and marketing within your business, depending on your needs.

If it is identified that you would benefit from a referral or signposting to other assistance, this will also be provided.

This support is available throughout Devon and Somerset.

Upcoming Workshops (All run from 1pm-4pm):

Tuesday 5th Jan - Website improvements and SEO

Tuesday 12th Jan - Focus on Facebook - The basics

Friday 15th Jan - Microsoft 365 overview

Tuesday 26th Jan - Digital Marketing made easy

Thursday 28th Jan - Instagram – The basics

Tuesday 2nd Feb - Google AdWords

Monday 8th Feb - Facebook - Next Steps

Thursday 11th Feb - Website improvements and SEO

Wednesday 24th Feb - Basic Google Analytics

Thursday 25th Feb - Content Marketing

Thursday 25th Feb - Email Marketing and a guide to MailChimp

Tuesday 2nd Mar - Instagram - Next Steps

Monday 8th Mar - Facebook and Instagram Ads

Tuesday 16th Mar - Introduction to Photography

Friday 19th Mar - Introduction to Video

To register your interest in receiving support under this programme please register your details.

Further information

The Heart of the South West Growth Support Programme project is receiving up to £904,945 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.