Last week I was delighted to co-host a Google Digital Garage at the Hazlitt Arts Centre in Maidstone.
Digital Coaches from Google brought free digital skills training to over 70 local businesses, the largest Digital Garage event that Google have hosted so far this year. It was great to have Google come to town to help out our small businesses.
The last couple of years have been tough for all small businesses, but the pandemic hit those without an online presence the hardest. It can be tricky to know how to get started online, and that’s why meeting Google’s experts was such a good opportunity.
The event was designed to help people grow their business online and find new customers. Workshop topics ranged from social media strategy to tips on Google analytics.
It was such a pleasure chatting to some of our amazing local entrepreneurs. I’m determined for them to have the tools they need to succeed as we re-set our economy, increase productivity, and boost growth.
I’m determined to do everything I can to help local businesses back on their feet in the wake of the pandemic. I recently launched by new business newsletter to keep local businesses up to date on what's going on.