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The Digital Skills for Entrepreneurs program provides training on computer basics, social media and e-commerce to help you grow your business online.

Program Overview

Are you looking to enhance your digital skills and help your business reach new audiences? Join the Halton Small Business Centre and Code Mobile (external link) for a free weekly digital skills boot camp to take your business online. Workshops will cover computer basics, social media and e-commerce.

Note: Registration for the Digital Skills Modules closes on Monday, October 11, 2021. Spots are limited!


Module 1: Google Apps for Your Business

Location: Video conference

Workshop: Getting Started With Your Google Account

Description: Learn how to use Google applications including Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Slides.
Date and time: Wednesday, October 13, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Workshop: Using Google Applications to Connect and Collaborate

Description: Explore the capabilities of Google Calendar and Google Hangouts to stay organized and collaborate with others.
Date and time: Monday, October 18, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Workshop: Using Google Sheets to Manage a Budget

Description: Learn how to use Google Sheets to create helpful resources like budgets and revenue models.
Date and time: Wednesday, October 20, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Module 2: Digital Tools to Brand and Market Your Business

Location: Video conference

Workshop: Digital Tools For Branding

Description: Learn the tools used to build a logo and create a style guide.
Date and time: Monday, October 25, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Workshop: Introduction to Social Media

Description: Create four different social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram) and learn how to navigate each platform from a business perspective.
Date and time: Wednesday, October 27, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Workshop: Social Media Best Practices

Description: Learn about social media ethics, privacy, and customer experience.
Date and time: Monday, November 1, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Workshop: Promoting Your Business

Description: Learn to promote your business using Google My Business and use Canva to create your own business cards.
Date and time: Wednesday, November 3, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Module 3: Creating an Online Presence For Your Business

Location: Video conference

Workshop: WordPress Basics

Description: Begin building a website for your business.
Date and time: Monday, November 15, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Workshop: Building and Customizing Your WordPress Site

Description: Add products and services, pages, and customization to your WordPress site.
Date and time: Wednesday, November 17, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Workshop: What is E-Commerce?

Description: Learn what e-commerce is, and how it applies to your business.
Date and time: Monday, November 22, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Module 4: Building A Business Network In Your Community

Location: Video conference

Workshop: Using Google Sheets to Pitch Your Idea

Description: Learn to pitch your business using Google Slides, and showcase what you've created so far.
Date and time: Wednesday, November 24, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Workshop: Digital Skills Expo Work Session

Description: An opportunity to spend time with the instructors of the course to ask questions, work on stretch goals, and polish your presentations.
Date and time: Monday,ovember 29, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Workshop: Digital Skills Expo

Description: The Digital Skills Expo is a chance for you to 'pitch' your business idea to friends, family, and community members and showcase your digital creations!
Date and time: Wednesday, December 1, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


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