Do you know about funded social media training in East Sussex?
As a local business owner, you may or may not be aware of the local business support organisations that cover the county of East Sussex.
The two main agencies that provide business advice and support are
- Business East Sussex (also known as a Growth Hub)
- Eastbourne & District Enterprise Agency Ltd (EDEAL),
The two agencies have similarities in what they can support business owners with – but there are differences between the two.
Access professional advice for your business
Both have access to a trusted network of professional consultants that can support and give specialist advice to local business owners covering main areas such as
- Business Planning
In most cases, funding can be obtained which means the advice and support from these consultants is free to the business owner.
Commissioned Social Media Training for local businesses
Since 2015, Ditzy Media has been commissioned by the Eastbourne & District Enterprise Agency to provide training for local businesses and organisations based in Eastbourne and Wealden.
This offer has recently been extended to include businesses and organisations in the Lewes district. The training is funded by each council via EDEAL and provides for up to two hours of support.
Over the years, Ditzy Media has seen and helped hundreds of local businesses and organisations. We are also part of EDEAL’s LEAP Programme for Lewes Entrepreneurs which supports new businesses with an extensive training and business planning program.
Winners of the LEAP Programme that have worked with Ditzy Media include:
- Dolly Fixtures
- Treatment Tents
- The Patchwork Cat – owner Sara Williams said “Social Media is one of the most important advertising platforms in today’s society, but it can often be a minefield. With Mina’s help I was able to navigate my way through in an easy and stress free way!”
To find out more about the business support available to businesses, start-ups, and organisations based in Eastbourne, Wealden & Lewes contact Sandra Walker at EDEAL on 01323 641144 or visit www.edeal.org.uk
Business East Sussex
Business East Sussex has commissioned Ditzy Media as a Social Media Consultant since January 2018 to provide support to businesses in developing social media marketing to gain custom and meet their objectives.
Consultancy can cover technical aspects of social media as well as looking at content marketing and creating a social media marketing plan.
One recent beneficiary was Darren Casey of DJ Casey Tree Surgery.
Mina said “Darren of DJ Casey Tree Surgey was referred to me for Social Media Consultancy through the Business East Sussex – South East Business Boost – where he qualified for funded time with me.
During our time together – we were able to optimise his existing social media accounts and create new ones on platforms Darren was not familiar with eg. Instagram and Twitter. We also explored content creation and social media advertising.
As a direct result of our time together – Darren has achieved his objective of using Social Media to grow his business – as new customers have found him as a result of his social media marketing.”
Darren was also able to access extra training time via EDEAL.
To find out more about how Business East Sussex can help you please visit http://www.businesseastsussex.org.ukor call 0844 4152260.