Newcastle companies urged to sign up to free Digital event

Go Digital Newcastle is holding a free event for city firms to discover how to supercharge their online skills at Tyneside Cinema on April 8

A woman using a computer
A woman using a computer

Companies in Newcastle are urged to sign up for a free event and discover how to supercharge their online skills.

The Superfast Business Success event in Tyneside Cinema on Tuesday, April 8, is being organised by Go Digital Newcastle – a scheme to bring superfast broadband to 97% of the city by 2015.

The event gives Newcastle companies the chance to find out more about the project and how it can help them be more effective and profitable.

The day is made up of a series of short taster sessions on subjects including cloud computing, effective use of social media, search engine optimisation and online trading.

Businesses can discover which skills they feel would most benefit their company and sign up for free intensive support.

Coun Michael Johnson, deputy cabinet member for skills, business and enterprise, said: “Go Digital Newcastle aims to help Newcastle’s businesses to work smarter and take a bigger share of their markets. I would encourage all businesses to attend this event and take advantage of the support available.”

The Business Support Programme offers small and medium enterprises a wide range of free help and advice including interactive masterclasses and workshops about online marketing, making the most of Twitter and Facebook, website development and cloud computing.

Specialist advisers will give practical advice and help, including details on how businesses can get a grant of up to £2,000 for related equipment and consultancy projects.

In addition to the free business support Go Digital Newcastle is offering Connection Vouchers worth up to £3,000 towards the cost of getting connected to superfast broadband.

Full details about Go Digital Newcastle can be found at www.godigitalnewcastle.co.uk or by calling 0845 144 0041.

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