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New Programme Helps Derry and Strabane Accelerate Digital Growth
by Startacus Admin
Owning a business nowadays means that you need to ensure that your digital footprint is as big as it could possibly be. In a world immersed in technology and the online world, in order for your business to succeed it needs to have a strong online presence. This can be daunting for some people and may seem like a large task, but when done right, it is extremely effective for business growth.
If however you are based in Northern Ireland, specifically in the Derry or Strabane District and are a budding entrepreneur with a digital business that is in the early stages or perhaps have a business that is already quite established, there is something that can definitely help you…
Local companies hoping to establish or enhance their digital profile are being encouraged to sign up for a new programme in the Derry and Strabane area which can help transform their business.
The Growing the Digital Economy programme will play a key role in accelerating the expansion of the digital economy throughout the North West Region. As a thriving digital hub the North West already offers businesses access to a first rate digital infrastructure and the programme is the latest in a series of initiatives driving the local digital economy.
The programme is geared towards pre-start, fledgling and established digital businesses, and is ideally suited to advancing the creation of aspiring digital entrepreneurs. Support will be delivered through a series of business boot camps, meet the digital buyer events in Derry and London, networking opportunities, peer-to-peer mentoring, concept clinics as well as one-to-one specialist mentoring and technical consultancy support tailored to individual business needs.
The programme will also offer digital literacy support and one-to-one mentoring for companies whose core business is not digital but who could achieve significant growth by increasing their digital capability in areas such as online sales and social media strategy.
The scheme aims to open up new opportunities for indigenous companies and boost investment for the digital sector by developing and promoting the region’s unique digital proposition. Digital technology can ultimately transform any business and the strong benefits and relevance of the programme opens it up to all businesses regardless of size, location or sector.
The programme will run until June 30th 2015 and if you’re interested in finding out more about how your company can benefit with the help of some of the leading experts in the digital sector and register for mentoring you can do so on the council’s website.
If you prefer, you can call Rosalind Young, Programme Manager on 028 71 253253 Ex 6662
You can also follow the programme on Twitter and Facebook to find out more and keep up with what they’re doing!