Worcestershire Women2Web returns after a funding boost from the Equalities Office.
The women only scheme aims to help women increase their digital know how and offers support to anyone who is looking to return to work, start their own business or branch out online.
The free scheme is open to any Worcestershire Women who registers and more info can be found on the website: http://www.business-central.co.uk/info/22/starting_up/78/women_2_web_worcestershire
The scheme offers networking, business mentors, training on a range of topics such as social media, designing your own website to online job searches.
Last year the scheme helped over 300 women and Project Manager Lorna Jeynes is hopeful that this year can be bigger and better. "Women2Web has been amazing, it's been such a pleasure to work with so many interesting ladies who are all on their different business journeys. The buzz in the room always amazes me. If you are interested but unsure on your next steps, please email me or call me".
Sis Kaur from the Rangoli Bakehouse joined the course last year and found the scheme very beneficial: "Social media is an essential tool for business today. Women2Web has been great, as a middle aged woman, it's been daunting to tackle sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. It's fantastic that Women2Web recognises this barrier and offers training on social media sites for free.
Sis has seen direct benefits for her business to, "Prior to attending the Women2Web course, my experience of using Social media for my business was limited. Since the session I have created and regularly update Facebook. I have linked it to my website which has increased likes and views to my page."
Following the Women2Web session, Sis saw the traffic to her website rise from 45 visitors to 344 visitors a month.
"This has shown me how important the social media is to my business. Also I have secured three orders online which I hadn't done previously".
For more information email: Ljeynes@worcestershire.gov.uk or telephone: 01905768404