Do you need to overcome digital barriers to get the best out of your business? Our free digital skills training will develop your knowledge in creating an online presence and productivity through digital tools, ultimately building a more resilient business.

Digital Skills Intro
Digital Skills - What's Covered

What’s covered in our Digital Skills Course?

The digital landscape for businesses is constantly changing and it can be hard to keep pace. Our free digital skills courses focus around core aspects of digital skills from social media and online advertising through to social media and web design. If you are from Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Maldon, Tendring or Uttlesford, you can boost your digital skills across a broad array of areas.

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Digital Skills - Driving Traffic

Driving Traffic to Your Website

Getting no visitors to your website? Then this short course can help you better understand online behaviour and putting your website in front of your core audience. It offers support with both offline and digital marketing, including SEO, PPC advertising, online adverts and public relations. Our course experts will also advise on how to set budgets for your campaigns and improving your return on investment.

Digital Skills - Website Development

Website Development

Your website is your digital shop window and should be easy to use, simple to navigate and push users towards your desired result. This short course covers everything from planning in the essentials to building an effective website with strategies on how to get visitors to perform how you require and some usual key platforms to utilise. Book now if you are looking to develop your own website and have little to no experience in web design.

Online Sales & Ecommerce

Online Sales & Ecommerce

Selling online is exhilarating and can soon turn your business into a highly profitable venture, but how do you drive them? Our short course teaches you how to best attract and convert leads, as well as the basic principles of good online sales. Book onto this free workshop if you want to create a top-level digital marketing plan and learn more about the some of most used and successful tools and methods for online sales.

Digital Skills Social Media

Social Media

Don’t fall into the traps and bad habits that so many businesses do when trying to promote themselves on social media. Our social media course and training gives new business owners insight into the right social media channels for their business and the top tips for successful social media marketing, whether it’s organic or paid. You’ll also learn about how to use tools and tricks to help boost the management and effectiveness of your social media platforms.

 

Digital Skills - Project Management

Project Management Tools For Digital Marketing

There are so many tools for digital marketing around that you can easily get overwhelmed separating the good from the poor. This short course will introduce you to the most trustworthy online marketing tools, used by industry leading firms to help support their digital activity. You’ll learn about customer relationship management programs, email marketing providers, project management tools and a range of technology which can make your business run smoother and increase sales.

Digital Skills - Refresher

Refresher Session

These refresher sessions will cover off all of the topics in the previous digital marketing workshops and allow you to put any questions you may have to our expert tutors across any topics that can help you streamline your digital activity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When is it?

Training courses are held multiple times throughout the year, and we would encourage attendees to participate in as many workshops as possible.

 

Courses take place during the following weeks:

Monday 23 May

09:00 – 1200

Courses run until

Friday 27 May

1pm-4pm

Monday 25 Jul

9am-12pm

Courses run until

Friday 29 Jul

1pm-4pm

Monday 26 Sep

9am-12pm

Courses run until

Friday 30 Sep

1pm-4pm

Monday 24 Oct

9am-12pm

Courses run until

Friday 28 Oct

1pm-4pm

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Make Happy

Make Happy is a marketing and innovation agency with a focus on using workshops to equip SMEs and start ups with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to thrive. Make Happy has worked with hundreds of SMEs over the last decade. We provide specialised training and consultancy services to businesses covering everything from business modelling, to marketing to people management.

 

Sophie, your trainer, is a highly experienced marketer and facilitator. She has designed and delivered training programmes for entrepreneurs at organisations including London College of Fashion, Hatch Incubator, De Montfort University, UCL. Prior to joining Make Happy, Sophie drove marketing and communications at a number of high profile organisations including mac Birmingham and Centre for Contemporary Arts. She is a CIM qualified marketer and certified by the Market Research Society in Market and Social Research

“I have attended two courses with Colbea – First Steps to Start Up Success and Web Design and have found them both invaluable. The courses walk you through everything that you need to know step by step in a way that makes sense and is logical. The trainers are incredibly knowledgeable from their own business experience and are also responsive to questions and concerns from those of us just starting out. They help you to identify risks and pit-falls without you needing to make them. Having under-taken these courses, I now feel able to move forward with confidence to set up my own business. Thanks to Colbea, my dream of being a counsellor and helping people with their mental health will soon be a reality!”

Claire Jennings, Claire Jennings Counselling and Hypnotherapy

“I have attended two courses with Colbea – First Steps to Start Up Success and Web Design and have found them both invaluable. The courses walk you through everything that you need to know step by step in a way that makes sense and is logical. The trainers are incredibly knowledgeable from their own business experience and are also responsive to questions and concerns from those of us just starting out. They help you to identify risks and pit-falls without you needing to make them. Having under-taken these courses, I now feel able to move forward with confidence to set up my own business. Thanks to Colbea, my dream of being a counsellor and helping people with their mental health will soon be a reality!”

Claire Jennings, Claire Jennings Counselling and Hypnotherapy

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