Google has developed a free online course to bring digital skills to small businesses and entrepreneurs so they can strengthen their online presence, reach more customers and grow their business.
If you already run or work for a small business or want to start your own you can learn about
and much more. There are 23 topics to choose from.
Anyone aged 19 or over who is the owner, an employee, or a likely future employee of a business. This could include:
You need to spend at least one hour doing the course and complete a minimum of 7 short lessons.
An initial quiz will help you find out which lessons to take, although you can take as many as you wish. This can be spread out over multiple sessions in a library or anywhere with a connection to the Internet.
Lessons consist of a short video and review and take about 10 minutes. You can do the course on the library computers or bring your own device.
You can sign up for a free Digital Garage course in ten libraries across Essex:
For further information, please contact any of these libraries.