The last 18 months have taught us how vital digital skills are to our social, economic, health and wellbeing. Also, if you are starting or developing a business you have to brave the new world of digital marketing for business continuity. Yet 10 million people in the UK lack the very basic foundation skills needed for our digital world (Lloyds Bank EDS, 2021). Your age, gender, education, income and disability could be a barrier, but it does not need to be.
To highlight the importance of digital inclusion the Good Things Foundation runs the #GetOnlineWeek. This year it runs from the 18-24 October 2021. So, what could you being doing this week to get your business online? Here are 3 ideas:
1. Join a digital or IT network that can inform, educate and support you in developing your digital know how and skills. For example, We are One Tech and Tech Up Women.
2. Sign up to digital marketing for business courses, workshops or training events. Local libraries, FE colleges and/or the British Library are a great place to start if you want to meet in-person . If you are comfortable in taking an online course Udemy is cost-effective and has a wide catalogue to choose from.
3. Books, templates and toolkits from web design to social media marketing can guide you through what you need to know to get up and running. Check out your favourite book shop, BCS and Etsy for resources.
Want to know more?
For resources and events during #GetOnlineWeek visit: https://uk.getonlineweek.com/
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