Business gateway offer digital workshops
West Lothian businesses looking to enhance their digital skills are being urged to sign up to a range of workshops. the DigitalBoost workshops and online tutorials including an important new training programme on the general Data protection regulation.
the new gDpr online tutorial and guide is a crucial addition to the DigitalBoost portfolio.
new data protection regulations will replace the current rules on May 25, 2018, and will apply to every business no matter what its size.
the gDpr will give greater protection and rights to individuals on how personal information can be used by organisations holding it.
as a result, businesses that do handle personal information will need to review how they manage personal data and how that data can be used to ensure they conform with the new regulations.
the free seminars offered by Business gateway, provide local businesses with an opportunity to improve their technical and digital knowledge and help them use digital technology to enter new markets, trade internationally, increase efficiencies and potentially, employ more staff.
Jim Henderson of Business gateway West Lothian, said:“Digital technology opens up new opportunities for all businesses and can help with growth aspirations sMEs may have. Knowing how to make best use of digital and how it can impact and protect your business is at the heart of the DigitalBoost programme.”
as well as online and face-to-face training on the important forthcoming gDpr regulations, other areas of digital business skills include cyber resilience; Digital Marketing strategy; paid for advertising; Email Marketing;Facebook for Business; twitter and Hootsuite; Cloud for Business Essentials and Effective E-commerce.
In addition to the free half day workshops, one to one adviser sessions with digital specialists are also available.
sMEs can also benefit from a free online Digital Healthcheck which will assess the businesses digital readiness through a series of questions. the results direct the business owner to relevant guides, online tutorials and workshops that might assist them further.
to take the Healthcheck visit: www. bgateway.com/digitalboost. DigitalBoost’s online tutorials can be found at www.bgateway.com/ online-tutorials