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Free digital marketing and online training for Rushcliffe’s high street businesses

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New Business Support Programmes are set to provide Rushcliffe businesses with free training, guidance and advice to help them reopen or continue to trade securely and successfully following COVID-19.

Rushcliffe Borough Council has launched the project with funding from the European Regional Development Fund to help high street businesses recover and operate safely in the aftermath of the pandemic.

The opportunities include one to one coaching support to help business owners improve their digital marketing and online training to introduce digital technology to businesses.

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A range of webinars is also available to help businesses focus on the customer experience to readjust in difficult times and optimise marketing performance.

Programmes will be delivered by expert business consultancy firms Shamshad Walker Marketing and Grounded Places, both of which boast extensive experience in guiding and advising businesses to maximise their success, adapted to the challenges some business owners may face.

Consultants have already begun visiting businesses across the Borough to help advertise the range of support available to retailers, health, beauty and hospitality sectors through the programmes.

Businesses can find further details and book their place on the Business Support Programmes here.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Business and Economic Growth Cllr Andy Edyvean said: “I’m absolutely delighted that we’re able to launch this new package of free support and offer training, guidance and advice from experienced consultants who can help local businesses navigate their way out of COVID-19.

“These programmes will not only enable business owners to enhance their digital skills and consider new ways of operating to help them, their staff and their customers, but also provide them with insight that can help them adapt in this new era.

“We enjoy a wide breadth of brilliant high street businesses across the Borough and I hope they take advantage of this new support and book a free session with our consultants.”

Businesses seeking advice on any matter can find out more at www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/businesscoronavirus or contact econdev@rushcliffe.gov.uk

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