Make a pledge to help small businesses Do It Digital
Do It Digital kicked off 2017 with a call to all organizations to make a commitment to accelerating the pace of small business digital engagement.
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Do It Digital is helping 1 million small businesses with digital in 2017 and needs your support. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss making a pledge on [email protected]
Pledges to help small businesses so far
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is supporting its 200,000 members in 2017 with a range of digital initiatives. This includes partnering with Facebook on #shemeansbusiness campaign to inspire women to start their own business and improve digital skills, using webinars and videos. It will also provide its members with free cyber-security insurance to drive confidence to expand online safely.
Google pledged to expand its digital skills training programme to make five hours of free digital available to everyone in the UK, with specialist training for small businesses. The Google Digital Garage will bring face to face free training to 100 cities and towns and add new workshops to both its online and offline courses.
eBay UK launched ‘eBay for Business’, a new UK campaign to help British SMBs to get online in 2017. eBay also pledged to reach out to small businesses across the country offering support, guidance and access to tools and resources as well as training on a range of topics, from visual merchandising to becoming a fully online retailer.
The UK domain, operated by Nominet, will deliver a programme of campaigns throughout 2017 that will support and advise over 100,000 UK small businesses on how to successfully get their business online. It will provide free digital advice, including top tips and guidance on key topics such as building a winning website and keeping your business safe online.
Good Things Foundation pledged to support 10,000 small businesses through its community digital skills programme with Google, as well as building new partnerships and growing existing ones to extend its reach even further.
The British Library, through its network of Business and IP Centres, is helping 10,000 small businesses in digital engagement this year.
123 Reg is introducing over 150k small businesses to its online resources, in order to help them improve their basic skills online. To achieve this, 123 Reg is focusing on three key resources – their business advice blog, online business training platform and digital skills assessment.
Web.com has pledged to give away 10,000 free ‘Get me online starter packs’ to small businesses across the UK. The packs include a ‘Google My Business Page’; an Online Business Card – a one page responsive website showcasing your important business details, and a Priority Business Listing on a leading online business directory.
Enterprise Nation committed to train 20,000 small businesses this year with its Go and Grow Online campaign.
Create.net pledges to get 10,000 new businesses a website by the end of the year.
Lloyds Banking Group have committed to helping 50,000 small businesses and charities to increase their digital skills in 2017.
Barclays is running a minimum of 1500 training events – covering cyber security, data analytics and digital marketing – for businesses through face to face training and webinars