The Digital Accelerator Programme offers specialist advice, support and seminars to help a broad range of start-ups and early-stage businesses develop their business plans and maximise their use of technology - to create new revenue streams, access new markets and attract investment. These support services are FREE of charge as the programme is funded by Enfield Council and delivered by Enterprise Enfield
The programme offers regular one-to-one meetings and advice clinics with our Entrepreneur in Residence to help with your digital strategy
We will review your online presence and digital channels and, if you are looking for funding, we will ensure your plan and pitch deck are investment ready
Register with the Let's Go! Business Hub at Enfield Business Centre and benefit from hot desking facilities, a business mailing address, access to networking events and meeting room/training room hire.
Access to a range of digital seminars and a network of preferred suppliers to help you implement your digital strategy
The Digital Accelerator Programme can help with a range of digital topics to help develop your business
Create a user friendly and visually appealing online presence which matches your offline branding
Ensure your website appears at the top of search results for the most popular keywords
Transact online and access a new customer sales channel
Harness the power of social media to reach new customers and develop a community of loyal followers
Navigate Financial Services regulation and ensure your business complies with the relevant legislations
Understand the 'Know Your Customer' requirements for your business and adopt a risk based approach
Manage your customer base and maximise conversion through relationship management
Improve customer service and conversion through online chat and integrated technologies
Friday 8th March 2019, 10.00am – 1.00pm
This is a more in-depth 3 hour seminar in which participants will learn how to use social media effectively to promote their business effectively. It covers:
How to navigate your way through the ever-changing world of social media
How to build an effective social media presence for your business
How social media and blogging can grow your business
How to choose which social media platforms are most relevant to your business
How to develop social media content and key messages relevant to your audience
How to attract more customers to your business via social media
How and when to automate your social media marketing
What are the essential social media tools
Learn how to use content, paid ads and social media to drive traffic to your website and how to optimise:
Understand why Buyer Personas are so important to everything you do in marketing
Learn about WHAT fits in WHERE and WHY
Why campaigns are how you focus and why
How to create optimised content for your blog and your website
How Chatbots and Conversational Marketing fit into your strategy and why
How to perform keyword research and understand what keywords to use
Why you need marketing automation tools
Getting Started with Social Media: an Interactive Workshop
This is a hands-on 2-hour workshop on computers specifically designed to help participants set up social media accounts for their business. It will cover:
Social media platforms – which are best and how to use them
The benefits of using social media for businesses
How to set up accounts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram – we will guide participants through the process on the computer
Different ways to use social media
Participants will need to bring a smartphone/mobile and a USB stick with their business logo image (large) and a short paragraph about their business.
Our business experts can advise on traditional and alternative methods of financing for your business and the eligibility criteria for each one
We can advise on how to obtain bank financing to fund your growth plans
We work with angel investors and networks who are interested in investing in early stage tech businesses
We can advise on this new form of financing and help you build a successful crowdfunding campaign
Venture Capital provides corporate-backed investment to firms with high growth potential
The Digital Accelerator Programme is committed to helping individuals maximise the use of technology to launch or expand businesses and create employment opportunities in the Borough of Enfield.
Full Time Jobs
We can empower you to maximise the use of digital technology in your business
The Digital Accelerator Programme is managed by a team of professionals with a passion for helping start-up and early stage businesses.
Despina Johnson has been the Chief Executive of Enterprise Enfield since 2009 and has been working in economic regeneration for over 20 years. She has led on many business support programmes funded through local and central government, as well as the European Union. Despina sees the Digital Accelerator Programme as a wonderful new opportunity to support young and dynamic businesses to grow in this part of London.
Marija Butkovic is a digital marketing and business consultant, public speaker, blogger and startup mentor who has worked across a range of projects in different industry sectors, including legal, journalism, tech, IoT, wearable tech and fashion tech. She is also a STEM ambassador.
Liz has spent more than 20 years in the IT and business service industry in the UK and USA, holding senior positions within the private and public sector. Accredited as a SFEDI Business Adviser, she is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs overcome challenges to start, manage and run their businesses successfully.
With a background in banking, Geoff has over 18 years’ experience advising and supporting small and medium sized businesses in and around London. He advises start-ups and established businesses in a range of areas including: preparing business plans, raising finance, locating premises as well as sales and marketing
Entrepreneur in Residence
Vernette John-Joiles, is a website designer/developer, workshop and seminar facilitator and online branding consultant. She has worked with start-up and small to medium businesses to assist with the development of their online presence. She is the winner of the 2018/19 BeMogul Award for being recognised as being an influential business owner and entrepreneurship, and also an expert contributor partner for Women on the Web.
The Digital Business Accelerator Programme is open to early stage business owners who are either trading or have registered a business under 42 months old. These business must either have premises located in the London borough of Enfield, or be willing to relocate to the borough - this can include registering with Enterprise Enfield’s Let's Go! Business Hub*
*If you don’t have business premises in Enfield, you can join the Let's Go Business Hub at Enfield Business Centre and access this digital support. The Hub offers a range of facilities for businesses including: business advice, hot desking, a mailing address and mailbox, discounted meeting room hire and access to networking events via the North London Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise.
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