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Free digital skills bootcamps to be held in Harrow

Next month, the London Borough of Harrow will launch a new series of free digital skills bootcamps, with applications now open. These bootcamps aim to help local businesses and entrepreneurs enhance their online presence and sales.

In collaboration with Enterprise Nation, a UK business support provider, the bootcamps will offer a comprehensive package of e-commerce and social media support. Participants will learn to use search engine optimisation, create engaging social media content, and sell on marketplaces like Amazon and Etsy.

The first bootcamp is scheduled for 29 June and will include both online and in-person workshops at Harrow College, Harrow on the Hill. A second bootcamp will follow in October, with each consisting of three consecutive weekly sessions. To secure a place in the Harrow Digital Bootcamp, interested individuals are encouraged to register today.

Cllr Norman Stevenson Portfolio Holder: Business, Employment and Property said: “We care about the growth of local businesses in Harrow. I’m delighted that the Council is investing in business support programmes, like these digital bootcamps. They go a long way in helping small businesses thrive. Every piece of knowledge gained is invaluable and can only be of benefit.

“So whether you’re a start-up or an existing business, please do make the most of this free digital training. It is a great opportunity for gaining new ideas, tools and techniques to help you grow your online presence.”

This programme is funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund by the London Borough of Harrow. It is free to all businesses in Harrow including sole traders, start-ups and voluntary sector enterprise.

Emma Jones, CBE, founder and CEO of small business support platform and membership community Enterprise Nation, said: “We know a thriving small business community creates better jobs, more innovation and contribution to the local community.

“Enterprise Nation lives and breathes start-up and small business support every day. We really admire the ambition of The London Borough of Harrow’s forward-thinking plans to deliver business support programmes like these, that will boost the borough’s economy and support self-starters.

“We look forward to working with all small business, no matter where you are on your business journey in this brilliant entrepreneurial borough.”

Find out more about business support in Harrow by visiting this link.