Louth businesses can boost their websites at free seminar

Businesses in Louth can learn about the ins and outs of developing websites thanks to a free seminar this month.

The eBiz byte seminar, Effective Website Development, will be led by John Ownes between 8.30am and 10.30am on Wednesday, October 31 at the Brackenbrough Hotel in Louth.

The course will look at what to consider if you’re at the planning stage; the best ways to design and structure your website; basic copywriting and where to get stock images; content management systems; and getting professional help from web developers or freelancers.

The seminar is being delivered by the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce and is funded by Lincolnshire County Council’s onlincolnshire broadband project.

Only businesses based in Lincolnshire are eligible to attend the event.

The Chamber is involved in delivering the event as part of the Broadband Means Business campaign, which it is spearheading on behalf of the council along with the Federation of Small Businesses and the Institute of Directors. It is hoped the seminar can go some way towards increasing people’s understanding of the Internet and encourage more businesses to register with the onlincolnshire.org website.

All the sign-ups will eventually be used to demonstrate to commercial suppliers that there is an appetite for superfast broadband in the county.

The initiative is part of Lincolnshire County Council’s Lincolnshire Broadband Plan, which aims to bring next-generation broadband (a minimum of 24Mbps) to 90 per cent of county premises and a guarantee of at least 2Mbps by 2015.

Spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis and must be booked in advance. To make a booking either email Charlotte.Baxter@lincs-chamber.co.uk or call 01522 846293.