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."