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Support for e-business in Greenwich

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is launching a new support programme for local businesses to give them training and advice on how to make the most of online opportunities.

Many businesses can benefit from using more services online – from marketing on social media to setting up a website and even trading online. Now local firms will be able to access expert advice via a three year programme being funded by the Royal Borough.

The E-Business programme has recently launched, and the Royal Borough has commissioned Chamber members South East Enterprise to run the programme, which aims to reach as many of the borough’s 7,000 businesses as possible.  It will provide help with websites, software design, search engines, social media, email, e-accounting, intranets and extranets.

Councillor Sizwe James, Royal Borough of Greenwich Cabinet Member for Business, Employment and Skills said, “We know that providing support for our local businesses on all aspects of online and digital services should be a great help. Using more online tools can be a great boost to businesses – whether it’s getting more exposure by setting up a website to using much cheaper ways of marketing online. It’s another way in which we really want to help our local businesses - of all sizes – which should help boost trade and hopefully profits too”.

The agency runs a range of business support courses funded by the Royal Borough of Greenwich with expertise available on launching and running a business and getting the maximum benefit from e-business, online trading and marketing.