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Training from Google for North East businesses

Did you know that businesses with a strong web presence grow more than twice as fast as those without?

You too can use the web to grow your business, your career or even just your confidence.  We are delighted to be working with Google who are about to launch  their first Digital Garage in our area at Newcastle City Library on Friday 22 April. The Garage will be open until summer 2016. You’ll be able to register for free training and/or a one-to-one mentoring session.

More than 90% of jobs will require digital literacy in the near future and small companies can grow twice as fast when they have a strong web presence, so it is crucial that both employers and employees keep up to date with the opportunities presented by online technology.

Over 88 per cent of businesses that have previously attended a training session at The Digital Garage state that they have changed the way they run or promote their business online; 68 per cent of people surveyed say they’ve seen positive results – in either increased sales, bookings, web traffic or social media following – after Google’s free training.

Eileen Naughton, Google’s managing director for UK & Ireland said: “In the digital age, a basic understanding of how the online world works is useful; and when it comes to business, it’s essential. We are bringing the Google Garage to Newcastle because we believe Google can be a growth engine for businesses all across the UK — from start-ups to established companies. We are also welcoming individuals, be they recent graduates or aspiring entrepreneurs, to attend seminars at the Garage and learn more about how digital can help them grow.”

The Digital Garage in Newcastle is being delivered in partnership with Newcastle City Library,
Newcastle City Council, North East LEP and the North East Business & IP Centre.

If you can’t make it to the Google Garage, you can create your own personalised learning plan online, and benefit from Google’s in-depth training, wherever you are.

Register here to get your digital tune up at Newcastle’s Google Garage.