business.connected

Get free digital tools and training to keep your business connected.

Kick-start your digital journey with business.connected

We’ve partnered with Enterprise Nation to deliver a free training programme – delivered exclusively online. Consisting of workshops, webinars and e-learning modules, it will empower small and medium sized businesses to kickstart digital change, adopt new technology, and stay safe online.

We’re committed to helping 800,000 small and medium-sized businesses to digitally transform with these free tools and training over the next three years.

How do I get connected to the support available?

business.connected is for all small and medium sized business owners, regardless of skills or experience. Whether you’re just starting your online journey or need more specialist support, we’ll provide training that matches your needs.

Fortnightly webinars

Sign up for a webinar, where experts will unpack key digital topics and provide the latest insights & thought leadership.

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Playback

Don’t miss a thing. You can now watch back some of our most popular expert workshops and lunch & learn sessions.

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e-learning modules

Get specialist, solution-based training on how to get the most out of collaboration, online trading, security tools and more.

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Webinars

Sign up for our regular webinars, where our experts will be unpacking key digital topics and providing you with the latest insights and thought leadership to help you on your digital journey.

13 June | 13.00-14.00pm | Free

Digital series: Online and in-person customer engagement

Sophie Eglin will share effective strategies designed to engage your online audience and in-store customers seamlessly, including techniques to harmonise the online and in-store shopping experiences.

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11 June | 12.00-12.30pm | Free

Lunch and Learn: How to use storytelling to grow your brand

In this Lunch and Learn, Sophie Turton will unveil powerful storytelling frameworks to help you craft a compelling brand narrative that leaves a lasting impression.

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25 June | 12.00-12.30pm | Free

Lunch and Learn: How to create your first business strategy

In this Lunch and Learn, Jo Lee will demystify the process and explore the essential components of a business strategy that will support your business growth and success.

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Tools, training and podcasts

Tech Hub by EnterpriseNation

Tech Hub is a new-generation, one-stop-shop solution that allows businesses to access industry-leading digital tools, training, support, and know-how to succeed, all in one place.

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The Small Business Sessions

The Small Business Sessions is our new weekly podcast sharing top tips and success stories from some of Britain’s best entrepreneurs and foremost digital experts. Learn while you listen today.

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FAQs

Vodafone recently commissioned market research with Atomik Research which found that Britain’s small-and-medium-sized business (SME) community is being held back by a lack of digital skills:

41% of SMEs are not investing in digital skills

27% of SMEs have not taken any steps to learn new technology

25% of SME owners are buying digital tools but not activating them

Only 35% of SMEs have basic cybersecurity protections in place

There’s huge appetite among SMEs to boost their digital skills, though Enterprise Nation and Vodafone recognise that it’s vital they get the right support, guidance and training to support them on their journeys.

That’s why we’ve joined forces to commit to giving free, expert training to 100,000 SMEs to help them digitally transform by building the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to use digital tools – and to get the best out of them.

Any small or medium-sized enterprise is welcome to register for the programme.

business.connected is for all small business owners, regardless of skills or experience. Whether you’re just starting your online journey or need more specialist advice, we’ll provide training that matches the position you’re in – and where you want to get to.

This is a 12-month free training programme - providing online training to help business owners boost their digital skills, adopt the best technology and stay safe online.

Digital Workshops: workshops and events run by our business.connected advisers are available to select and sign-up to, and will start at the end of May and run throughout the rest of the year.

Webinars: webinars hosted by our subject experts will unpack key digital topics and run fortnightly throughout the year.

e-learning courses: A brand new e-learning programme to boost digital skills. The courses will include specialist solution-based training across collaboration, e-commerce, managing cyber security and more.

Offers: Exclusive Vodafone offers will be accessible via the campaign throughout the next 12 months.

No – it’s completely free.

V-Hub advisers are available Monday-Friday 8am-6pm to discuss a range of digital topics, including digital skills, digital security and remote working. The specific topics they can advise on are:

Digital skills: building a digital presence, creating a website, tracking, get your products online, SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and social media advertising.

Digital security: common security threats, security for multiple devices and protecting company data when employees are working remotely.

Remote working: productivity when working from home and online collaboration tools for your team.

Free one-to-one support

Available Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm, our friendly team are here to provide guidance and support on the topics that matter to your business.

0808 005 7400

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