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There is an exciting new world of digital technologies available to help you run your business more efficiently, freeing up time for you to concentrate on what you do best and connect with new customers.

By registering you will be able to join us at any of our events or just browse through our tutorial videos showcasing a diverse array of topics to help you navigate this exciting new world of digital. All could help your business be more profitable, strategic, analytical, and help you grow and future proof your business.

Digital is so much more than learning how to do social media; it’s also about:

  • Online accounting
  • Easier and more efficient ways to work from home
  • Being able to collaborate effectively in a non-office or event environment
  • E-commerce and optimising your business for online sales; and so much more.

We will be exploring all of this, plus much more, with experts in their field who will share their knowledge so you can walk away with the tools to implement and drive success in your business.

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Eligibility

  • You must be looking to adapt and innovate through digitisation,
  • Be registered and operating in East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend or Thurrock
  • Must have sole trader status or registered with Companies House and evidence at least one year of trading history
  • Social Enterprises, Community Interest Companies and charities engaged in economic activity are also eligible.

Grants

  • Grants of £500 – £2000 went live on 18th October and close on 28th March 2022.
  • Grants should help provide a solution to your business from the impact of COVID 19 which will assist in one of the following: business set up, safeguarding of your business or job creation, and to bring about operational change.
  • You must have received a minimum of three hours of support, including a 1-2-1, to be able to apply 

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Two courses that are designed for those who are looking to or recently started a new business, as well as those made redundant or have become unemployed as a result of COVID-19

The courses will cover a variety of subjects including:

  • Researching, planning, setting up and marketing your business
  • Developing your brand
  • Growing your business

Once registered you will have access to a free online only series of business start-up courses, 1-2-1’s and a specialist week-long event, supplemented by a 24/7 Start-up App and a range of wider learning materials.

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Eligibility

  • Located or trading in East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and/or Thurrock and can include Social Enterprises, Community Interest Companies and charities engaged in economic activity
  • A realistic business idea that has the potential to operate during and/or beyond a COVID 19 and/or have lost your job as a direct result of COVID 19 (BSUP course)
  • Start-ups are SMEs with either sole trader status or be registered with Companies House that have been trading for up to three years (BSP Course)
  • Businesses who have attended the BSUP course are eligible to attend the BSP course once they are officially registered as a business

Grants

  • Grants of £500 – £2000 went live on 18th October and close on on 28th March 2022.
  • Grants should help provide a solution to your business from the impact of COVID 19 which will assist in one of the following: business set up, safeguarding of your business or job creation, and to bring about operational change.
  • You must have received a minimum of three hours of support, including a 1-2-1, to be able to apply 

Upcoming Events

Adapting With Digital
Create your 2022 Content Plan...Live
Learn the step-by-step process to create your perfect content plan for 2022. Hosted by Andy Lambert, one of the founding…
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Learn how to effectively plan your digital communications
Learn how to effectively plan your digital communications About this event Join us for our free event where David Taylor…
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Starting & Succeeding in Business
Business Start-Up Programme - Webinar (South East LEP Region)
About this Event (PLEASE NOTE: This funded free course is only available to businesses in the South East LEP Region…
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The “L” Word – covering all things legal including the importance of securing your Intellectual Property
This session aims to uncover the legal landscape for early-stage ventures and how to navigate it successfully. One of the…
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The “F” Word – All Things Finance including finance and fundraising
This session digs deep into the financial fundamentals of an early-stage enterprise such costs and revenue models, funding sources and…
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Route to Market Options and Customer Engagement Channels
What is the best type of customer channel for your business? B2B, B2C or a Hybrid? Licencing or Joint venture?…
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Customer Discovery Journey - Finding Your "Why"
Customers comprise the heart of any business model. No company can survive for long without (profitable) customers. A key question…
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Introduction to Business Model Canvas, defining your “Value Proposition"
An entrepreneurial activity journey always starts with a Business Idea which was seeded either by an invention, innovation or an…
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Business Start-Up Programme - Webinar (South East LEP Region)
About this Event (PLEASE NOTE: This funded free course is only available to businesses in the South East LEP Region…
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Business Success Programme - Webinar (South East LEP Region)
We understand that this is an especially challenging time to be running and trying to grow your business. Whether you…
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