Google and Go Digital Newcastle team up for digital masterclass ahead of International Women’s Day
Google is bringing its free ‘Juice Bar’ Internet masterclass to Newcastle as part of Go Digital Newcastle, a multi-million pound scheme aiming to bring superfast broadband to 97 per cent of the city by 2015.
The event, which takes place 7 March, will see experts from Google meet with local business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to offer advice and tips on making the most of the internet and growing their business online.
Celebrating female success in the digital sphere, Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah and YouTube businesswoman Lauren Luke are set to share their experiences and knowledge in digital entrepreneurism, ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March.
Dan Cobley, managing director, Google UK, said: “A recent Boston Consulting Group report found that small businesses actively using the Internet can grow eight times faster than those companies with no web presence.
“Our goal is to get businesses of all sizes to understand the importance of the internet and how easy it is to get online and contribute to the overall growth of their enterprise and the local economy.
“We hope that local businesses in and around Newcastle will take advantage of these free digital sessions.”
Women are particularly encouraged to attend the workshop, which is part of Google’s drive to help small businesses grow using the internet and harness new ‘e-skills’.
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