Over the last 25-30 years digital technology has fundamentally changed the way we do business.
And the rate of this change is only going to increase. GPS. Big Data. The Internet of Things. Social Media. The Cloud. These words weren't in the Oxford English Dictionary 30 or even ten years ago, yet many businesses now use one or all of these technologies every day. Whether you're collaborating with suppliers or communicating with customers, navigating procurement processes or finding and accessing new markets – digital technologies will continue to change how things are done.
How you grow your business is no different.
Who this workshop is for
This workshop is designed for SMEs who would like to find out how to make the most of digital growth opportunities
What you will learn
How to grow your business in a digital era You will learn how to take advantage of marketing tools and techniques to grow your business in a digital era, including:
- marketing today
- the benefits of an engaged customer
- how to take advantage of digital marketing tools (including social media)
How to connect to superfast broadband– for FREE
Digital Birmingham will explain how you can easily and simply sign up for a FREE voucher worth upto £3,000 to connect to superfast broadband, and explain briefly how Birmingham SMEs are already taking advantage of superfast broadband to grow their businesses. Representatives from the leading superfast broadband providers in Birmingham will also be present to explain the many different ways businesses can connect.
|8:00am – 8:30am||Networking breakfast|
|8:30am – 9:45am||How to grow your business in a digital era by Richard Beevers, Customer Plus|
|9:45am – 10:00am||Superfast Broadband – myth or fact? by Kate Rennicks, Metronet|
|10:00am – 10:10am||Introduction to the voucher connection scheme by Richard Williams, Digital Birmingham|
|10:10am – 10:30am||Networking|