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Your website can be both your shop-window and your business card. Your customers can find you and learn more about you. Your website is the best way of telling them more about your business.

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The Business Growth Programme is a Liverpool City Region business support project that aims to build both the capacity and confidence within SMEs who are reluctant to engage with existing business support providers for either lack of knowledge, understanding or simply because they are reluctant to pay for existing commercial provision.

The Project will provide participating SMEs with direct advice, guidance and information that will provide a clear route to growth and sustainability. Dedicated face to face interaction coupled with a range of complementary support, will help businesses to begin the journey to growth. Advice will not be prescriptive and will cover core business functions such as finance, business planning, creating sales & marketing, operational review, HR, etc; this will be drawn out within the diagnostic process.

Participating Liverpool City Region (LCR) Local Authorities (LAs) and Chambers of Commerce (CCs)   will work together to deliver a consistent and quantifiable business support programme for eligible LCR SMEs. The project will be delivered through the LCR Local Growth Hub which is co-ordinated by the Local Enterprise Partnership to help bring a more cohesive approach to business support across the city-region.

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An exciting new programme for potential exporters designed to address your concerns, highlight the opportunities and guide you through the initial steps into export markets.

The programme is free-of-charge for Small and Medium-sized Businesses based in the North West but is limited to companies that have never exported or who have not exported at all over the past twelve months.

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Social media is a great way of talking with your customers and promoting your business.. The largest networks – like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ – are all free, and have millions of users.

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Practical guidance to help you improve Basic Digital Skills in your local area.

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Go ON UK actively seek out and work with partners across the public, private and voluntary sectors to identify opportunities and develop programmes that improve Basic Digital Skills among people and organisations.

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Do you run a successful business or social enterprise and are looking to grow?

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Programme is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education and business support services. 10,000 Small Businesses is funded by Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs Foundation
The programme provides high-quality, practical education specifically tailored to the needs of UK small business leaders.  Participants will receive 100 hours of teaching designed by leading experts and delivered through online and residential sessions led by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, together with Aston University, University of Leeds and Manchester Metropolitan University. The programme is fully funded for successful applicants. Participants will benefit from:
•    Specialist workshops
•    Business coaching
•    Networking opportunities 
•    Exposure to a network of professional experts and one-to-one support
•    A network of 10,000 Small Business graduates

Deadline for applications is the 14 May 2018.                                                        

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There are now more options than ever before when it comes to promoting your business and services on the web. Whether it is through Facebook, Google or banner ads, or even through an online newsletter, there are many quick and cost-effective ways of getting your message out to the people that matter most: your customers.

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UKTI’s E-Exporting Programme aims to help UK companies sell their products or services to millions of global consumers and grow their business through online exports.

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