The Optimising Business Technology in the Black Country programme (OBT), available to all eligible SME businesses, will not only provide free expert IT advice, but bespoke coaching at your premises on a 1 to 1 basis, including a review of your current systems and development of an action plan to improve your use of technology and broadband.
In addition to the free IT consultancy, the OBT programme has a free series of workshops and seminars taking place across the Black Country. The first series of workshops will cover numerous issues, including digital marketing, making the most of social media, and implementing new IT systems and approaches to drive efficiency and productivity; all delivered in a friendly, step by step environment.
To secure your free place, click on the workshop links shown to the right. The OBT programme, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growing Places Fund aims to encourage Black Country SME businesses to achieve a step change in the way they use IT technology, and also consider how superfast broadband connectivity can help to:
• Increase competitiveness
• Improve performance
• Open up new markets
• Enhance global reach
Further funding may also be available from the Black Country Growth Hub to assist you to make changes in your business.
The attached flyer tells you all about the events within The Back Country.