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10 January 2018

FREE Google Digital Garage Event for Dorset businesses: Friday 16 February

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We are delighted to be working with Google Digital Garage to offer you an exceptional, FREE, business-led event on Friday 16 Feb. It will take place from 10am – 2pm at the council offices.

Book your FREE tickets now by clicking here! 

Boosting your digital skills will help you to understand your customers purchasing journey, know their habits and their attitudes, and how best to reach them. The digital landscape constantly changes and evolves, so why not come and learn from industry professionals who have their finger firmly on the digital pulse?

Three, one hour long workshops are available

     Build a Digital Marketing Plan

You’ll find out how to build a bespoke digital marketing plan for your small business —and ways to measure its success.

     Reach New Customers Online

Discover how to attract new customers by optimising your presence on Google, learn to gather consumer insights, and get started with online advertising.

      Social Media Strategy

Discover exactly where your small business needs to be seen and heard on the web in this short course designed for aspiring social media marketers. You’ll get a rundown of the best social media platforms to use in 2018, plus your trainer will explain how to create a social media strategy that delivers the right goals for your business. We’ll cover the importance of defining a set of marketing guidelines too, so you can always stay on brand and on message.

 We will also provide some drinks and nibbles for you to enjoy.

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How can the council help you? 

Additionally, our economic regeneration team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about business in Dorset. We can advise on grants, offer advice on planning or financial queries or point you in the direction of our partner agencies that may be able to support you and your business.

Our Commitment to the Western Dorset Economic Growth Strategy 

The Western Dorset Economic Growth Strategy is a joint commitment between North Dorset District, West Dorset District, Weymouth and Portland Borough and Dorset County CouncilsWe pledge to keep economic growth at the forefront of our policy development and implementation.
Our vision for Dorset is to thrive and prosper. We have committed to supporting this through 5 key strategic themes.
Infrastructure, Homes and Employment sites, Employment and Skills, Business and Sectors, Assets and Policy.
By 2033 the Economic Growth Strategy will have supported and delivered:
  • 20,000 new homes
  • 13,200 new full-time equivalent jobs
  • minimum of 70 hectares of new employment land
  • An increase from 25% to 35% in the proportion of workforce with Level 4 qualifications or higher
  • An additional £564 million of GVA to the Western Dorset Area

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