Digital capability is a big issue for small businesses in the UK.
Using the Google Digital Garage online learning platform, individuals can choose from over 23 different topics ranging from creating a website to learning about Google Analytics.
Who this is for
Any person aged 19 or over who is the owner of, an employee of, or a likely future employee of a business. This includes:
- Sole traders
- Home-based enterprises
- Business owners or employees
- People seeking to start their own business
- Employees of charities
- Students/young people building skills for employment
Why you should participate
If you already run or work for a small business or want to start your own you can learn about
- Building a website
- Connecting with email
- Search engine optimization
- Web analytics
- Marketing your business online
- Social media
- Expanding internationally
- Building an online shop
- Using video
and much more. Perhaps you're a sole practitioner and would like to meet others in the same position. Future plans include networking opportunities on a regular basis. The time commitment is minimal but the results will be rewarding!
How to get started
We are not running any supported sessions in our libraries at present, but you can access the Google Digital Garage platform from home or from our library PCs. To complete the online tutorials, participants must spend at least one hour engaged in learning and complete a minimum of 7 lessons. An initial diagnostic session will help determine which lessons to take, although individuals can take as many lessons as they wish. This can be spread out over multiple sessions anywhere with a connection to the internet. Each lesson consists of a short video and a review which take about 5 minutes.
Create an account and start your learning adventure today.