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Free workshop: Make your website work harder


Are you looking to drive more customers to your website?

Do you know how to successfully boost yourself and your business online?

Are you communicating effectively with your customers, generating qualified quality leads?

Join Cumbria Business Growth Hub on Thursday July 26th for this workshop aimed at businesses that have an online presence but aren’t seeing results.

It is FREE OF CHARGE to eligible businesses thanks to funding through Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, Allerdale, Barrow, Carlisle, Eden and South Lakeland Councils, and the European Regional Development Fund.

Places would normally cost £250.

The day covers:

  • How to manage your online reputation
  • Getting to grips with social media, mobile and location based services
  • Conversations and communications online and how they connect with the offline world
  • Development of a social media strategy
  • Effective and efficient use of hashtags

By the end of the day you will know how to:

  • Optimise your social media pages
  • Connect with existing customers
  • Make yourself easier to find
  • Use social media as a prospecting tool
  • Use free and low-cost tools to make social media simple

The workshop takes place at Newton Rigg Conference Centre, Penrith, from 10am to 4pm. To confirm your eligibility and book a place, or if you have any questions, email Catherynn@cumbriachamber.co.uk.

This is the latest in a series of free Growth Hub workshops to promote business growth. Others have covered time management, sales, management tools, writing to sell, purchasing, writing website content, market research, improving profitability, future proofing your business, and SEO.

The earlier sessions were well received.

Here’s what participants had to say:

“Thank you for course. It was very well constructed and I feel it will improve a lot of areas within our purchasing going forward.” Graeme, GT Tyres, Carlisle

“I really enjoyed the course and definitely got a lot out of it that I’ll be using to move forward with my businesses.” Sarah, Sarah Kay Photography

“Thank you for the information and thanks again for a very informative and interesting day.”  Aidan, Quattro, Penrith

The workshops are part of the wider business support offer provided by the Chamber’s Cumbria Business Growth Hub.

To find out more about how the Growth Hub can help your business, click here or call 0844 257 84 50.

ERDFThe funding that supports the Growth Hub comes from a range of sources including Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, the European Regional Development Fund, Allerdale Borough Council (Sellafield Ltd’s Allerdale SIIF, distributed by Allerdale Borough Council), Barrow Borough Council (FEDF Coastal Communities Fund Supply Chain Initiative, the Coastal Communities Fund is funded by the Government with income from the Crown Estates marine assets; it is delivered by the Big Lottery Fund on behalf of UK Government), Carlisle City Council, Eden District Council, South Lakeland District Council and Cumbria LEP. The Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information, click here.


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