Elevate your business presence

Please find below a message from Mims Davies MP for Mid Sussex, Mims urges all small businesses to make use of this digital skill training to grow their businesses.

Good Ideas Deserve To Be Found

A fantastic opportunity for SME’s has arisen with Facebook which showcases and champions small businesses across the length and breadth of the UK, with the aim of training over 300,000 UK businesses in digital skills by the end of the year.

New research commissioned by Facebook reveals that consumers are likely to shift away from shopping on their local high street as restrictions completely lift. Despite 81% of people sharing a passion for supporting the businesses on their doorstep, and over two thirds (68%) citing this passion grew throughout the pandemic, more than half (55%) admit larger chains may creep in as time becomes limited (29%) and they are commuting to and from work again (21%).

That is why Facebook is offering all UK small businesses free ‘Boost with Facebook’ digital skills training in July to help them grow their business and reach new audiences. The initial sessions will be held 12.00-13.30 on Wednesday 21 July and Wednesday 28 July on their Facebook for Business Page. They will be streamed live on the day but will be recorded so that they can be watched back at any time. The first session will cover how to establish your presence and build awareness of your business online, and the second will explore how to reach new audiences and build customer loyalty. Constituents can also view additional training sessions from their Boost with Facebook programme on their dedicated Watch channel here.

I strongly recommend all businesses in Mid Sussex to apply. We have some wonderful Farm shops, local stores and small businesses who could really benefit from more publicity!!