Develop Your Website with Free Workshop

News release

17th October 2012

Businesses in Louth can learn about the ins and outs of developing websites thanks to a free seminar this month.

The eBiz byte seminar, Effective Website Development, will be led by John Ownes between 8.30am and 10.30am on Wednesday 31st October at Brackenbrough Hotel in Louth.

The course will look at what to consider if you’re at the planning stage; the best ways to design and structure your website; basic copywriting and where to get stock images; content management systems; and getting professional help from web developers or freelancers.

The seminar is being delivered by the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce and is funded by Lincolnshire County Council’s onlincolnshire broadband project.  

Charlotte Baxter from the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce said: “As the business world becomes ever more digital, it’s vital that firms have a good website to showcase what they do.

“It can be difficult to know exactly where to go for advice or how to get started, so this workshop is the perfect jumping off point. This seminar is aimed at any business owner or manager who wants to create a new website or redesign an existing one to effectively promote their business.

By the end of the seminar delegates will be able to understand what is required to plan a new website or redesign an existing one, whether they wish to provide a detailed brief to an external developer or do it themselves. You don’t need to have any technical knowledge to come along – that’s what the seminar is there for!”

Only businesses based in Lincolnshire are eligible to attend the event.

The Chamber is involved in delivering the event as part of the Broadband Means Business campaign, which it is spearheading on behalf of the council along with the Federation of Small Businesses and the Institute of Directors. It is hoped the seminar can go some way towards increasing people’s understanding of the Internet and encourage more businesses to register with the onlincolnshire.org website.

All the sign-ups will eventually be used to demonstrate to commercial suppliers that there is an appetite for superfast broadband in the county.

The initiative is part of Lincolnshire County Council’s Lincolnshire Broadband Plan, which aims to bring next-generation broadband (a minimum of 24Mbps) to 90% of county premises and a guarantee of at least 2Mbps by 2015.

Spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis and must be booked in advance. To make a booking either email Charlotte.Baxter@lincs-chamber.co.uk or call 01522 846293.

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Notes to editors:

  • The Broadband Means Business Campaign is being spearheaded by the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Small Businesses and the Institute of Directors. It will run between July and November this year.
  • Businesses can add their names to an online register calling for better services at www.onlincolnshire.org. Those without access to the Internet can still add their voice by calling Lincolnshire County Council’s Customer Service Department on 01522 782066 and giving their details.

Cerri Delaney
Shooting Star PR
01522 528540
cerri@shootingstar-pr.co.uk
www.shootingstar-pr.co.uk
t: @CerriDelaney

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As the business world becomes ever more digital, it’s vital that firms have a good website to showcase what they do.
Charlotte Baxter from the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce