Free webinars, online short courses and cyber support ‘buddy sessions’ for businesses

New dates of the most popular Bounce Back Digital workshops added!

During June and July the Heart of the South West Digital Skills Partnership commissioned a range of experienced digital Training Providers to deliver Bounce Back Digital; a series of free, online webinars, short courses and cyber support buddy sessions for small businesses to adapt to new ways of working in light of Covid-19. We’re pleased to be able to continue this support for small businesses in the region and have released a final wave of our most popular workshops that will run through September and October 2020.

Through working in partnership with the Growth Hub and getting feedback from the local business community, Bounce Back Digital has been designed to meet five key knowledge gaps cited by micro and small businesses:

  • How to set up an e-commerce website
  • Moving to cashless payments and digital bookkeeping
  • Using online productivity tools
  • Using digital marketing tools
  • Being cybersecurity confident

Click on the course titles below to find out more about each webinar or course and register to attend.  

Moving to E-Commerce

Course TitleWhen?Duration
Webinar: Moving to Cashless Payments17-Sep-201 hour
How Shopify can transform your business21-Sep-207.5 hours
E-commerce Course: Using Etsy, Facebook, Instagram and Ebay to sell online25-Sep-202 hours
Cashless Payments and Digital Payments Workshops30-Sep-202.5hours
Build a Quick & Easy Website with Wix19-Oct-209 hours

Moving to Cashless Payments and Digital Bookkeeping

Course TitleWhen?Duration
Online & Cashless Payments Course: Using Paypal, Stripe, Worldpay, Go Cardless and iZettle30-Sep-202.5 hours
Digital Bookkeeping Course: Using Xero5 Oct-20/ 7-Oct-20/ 9-Oct-206 hours
Digital Bookkeeping Course: Using QuickBooks Online21-Sep-20/ 23-Sep-20/ 25-Sep-206 hours

Using Digital Marketing Tools

Course TitleWhen?Duration
Webinar: Accelerate your digital marketing24-Sep-201 hour
Getting the best from LinkedIn01-Oct-201 hour
Master Instagram, Facebook & TikTok09-Oct-202 hours
Guide to YouTube & Instagram16-Oct-202 hours
Everything you need to know about MailChimp20-Oct-202 hours
Discover membership platforms21-Oct-202 hours
Guide to Websites and Search Engine Optimisation22-Oct-202 hours

Using Online Productivity Tools

Course TitleWhen?Duration
Webinar: Discover Digital Tools to Improve Productivity21-Sep-201 hour
Digital Productivity Course: Trello and Microsoft Planner Deep Dive02-Oct-202 hours
Digital Productivity Course: How to Use Canva to Create E-books & Flyers05-Oct-201 hour
Guide to G Suite7-Oct-201 hour
Digital Productivity Course: Guide to Microsoft Office 36512-Oct-201 hour
Smartphone Photography for Business13-Oct-202 hours
Virtual Conferencing – Ms Teams/ Zoom/ Meet19-Oct-201 hour

Digital Compliance Considerations

Course TitleWhen?Duration
Webinar: Thriving with sustainable digital decisions07/10/20201 hour

Become Cyber-Security Confident

Course TitleWhen?Duration
Webinar: Cyber Security – Keeping Your Business Secure07-Oct-201 hour

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      David Ralph

      Chief Executive

      David Ralph started as Chief Executive of Heart of South West LEP at the beginning of June 2018. Previously, he had spent 5 years as CEO of the Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (D2N2) LEP from 2013 where he oversaw the development of the D2N2 Strategic Economic Plan and sector strategies, 3 Growth Deals with HM Government to deliver a £1billion capital investment programme, securing and implementing £200m ESIF programme, the Derby and Nottingham Enterprise Zone, the D2N2 Skills Deal and Time for Innovation programme, community fund and led the executive team to develop the HS2 East Midlands hub. He was also closely involved in the proposed North Midlands Devolution Deal and one of the key architects in establishing the Midlands Engine, chairing the officer steering group. Whilst in this role David was a NED of the Nottingham Enterprise Zone, and Marketing NG, the Outer Estates Foundation and a Governor of Nottingham College and on the advisory Board of Nottingham Business School.

      Before the East Midlands, David was CEO of the Have Gateway Partnership working closely with local stakeholders including the ports of Felixstowe, Harwich and Ipswich and BT Adadastral Park across Suffolk and Essex and prior to that was Chief Exec of the Barton Hill New Deal for Communities programme in Bristol and the Nelm Development Trust in Norwich.

      David is a keen sailor, walker and trail runner.