Google workshop to help boost local firms online

James Brokenshire MP will co-host a Google workshop in Sidcup offering local firms free advice and tips from a team of experts on how to make the most of the Internet and grow a business online.  The workshop is part of Google’s drive to help small businesses grow using the Internet and to help business owners harness new ‘e-skills.’

The workshop has been designed to support and advise businesses regardless of their technical expertise – from starting out and creating their first website, through to improving an existing website and online marketing.  A study by the Boston Consulting Group has indicated that businesses which have a presence online grow up to eight times faster than those who don’t.

Local businesses can sign up for the workshop which is being held on Friday 8 February 2013 between 3.00 – 5.00m at New Community Church Centre, 24 Station Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 7DU by booking a place onlineat:  Spaces are limited, so local firms are encouraged to sign up quickly. 

Commenting James said:

“I’m delighted that this national initiative is coming to our area.  I am sure that the expertise on hand will be of real interest and benefit to local firms.  A successful online presence is becoming increasingly important for businesses in Bexley and successful small firms mean a strong local economy.  I hope that as many businesses as possible take advantage of this opportunity.”