12 live webinars to support businesses in Havant borough

Wednesday, 11 May, 2022

Havant Borough Council (HBC) has partnered with Digital Islands to provide a digital support programme for small businesses across the borough.

Businesses can join an online community which will provide one year of free membership to the Havant Business Hub, with live webinars, monthly newsletters, up to four hours of 1-2-1 support, and pre-recorded video sessions on marketing, selling online and HR matters.

The programme of 12 live webinars is:

Friday 13 May - 10am
How to get the most appropriate card payment service for your business

Friday 20 May - 10am
The top 5 things to consider when moving to EPOS

Tuesday 24 May - 10am
Key steps in creating a marketing plan

Tuesday 31 May - 10am
Why you should be using Instagram

Tuesday 7 June - 11am 
How can small independent retailers create an exceptional customer experience?

Tuesday 14 June - 10am
How can small independent retailers understand the modern customer of today

Monday 20 June - 11am
How to create create consistent levels of excellence across multiple channels

Monday 27 June - 10am
Recruiting and retaining great people

Monday 4 July - 10am
How to use social media to drive traffic and footfall 

Wednesday 13 July - 11am
How to ensure the right people find your website (SEO for small businesses)

Monday 18 July - 12noon 
Creating a brand that stands out from the crowd

Tuesday 26 July - 10am
The importance of getting the basics right when employing people

Councillor Tim Pike, HBC Cabinet lead for Regeneration and Estates, said:

"The pandemic has caused a shift in the way that customers want to access goods and services.

"If you've been struggling to keep up with the change, or just want a bit of reassurance that you're doing the right thing, I encourage you to sign up for the hub."

Find out more on the HBC website.