Keeping up to date with the latest computer software or advances in social media can be a daunting prospect for many businesses.
However, thanks to a new e-learning portal developed by Lincolnshire County Council’s onlincolnshire project, information and training on everything from social media to search engine optimisation is now available at the click of a button.
The Business Lincolnshire E-learning Portal, which is hosted on the existing BusinessLincolnshire.com website, is open to all small and medium sized businesses in the Greater Lincolnshire area.
As well as factsheets, how-to guides and videos it also offers a range of free online sessions; from courses on cloud computing through to developing a digital marketing strategy.
Cllr Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development at Lincolnshire County Council, explained: “As the digital revolution continues to gain pace, it’s becoming increasingly important that business owners are equipped with the skills they need to survive in this competitive market. A recent report commissioned by O2 stated that the UK will need more than three-quarters of a million digitally skilled workers by 2017 to satisfy the digital demand.
“The launch of the Business Lincolnshire E-learning Portal is a fantastic opportunity for local businesses owners and their staff to gain new skills and keep abreast of changes in online technology. Be they a small one-man band or a medium-sized business with aspirations for growth in 2015, I am confident it will prove to be an invaluable resource.
“The information will be regularly updated and new and emerging trends and technologies featured alongside the basics. I’d urge all local businesses to sign up free of charge and have a look.”
The portal has been funded by the Greater Lincolnshire LEP’s Digital Capability Challenge Fund, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Lincolnshire County Council.
For more information on the e-learning portal visit businesslincolnshire.com
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