Free training on how to boost online trade

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MORE free training sessions are to be held for local businesses on how to make the most of their websites. It follows a highly successful one last month.

The training provides practical advice on ways to create more attractive web pages. It also gives tips on techniques for boosting businesses’ online profile, including how to get their names higher up a Google search.

People from a wide range of businesses took advantage of the informal training at Hereward Hall, March, in July.

Led by Wahid Kahn, an expert tutor from Bedford College, it highlighted the financial gains to be had from a top-quality website. It also emphasised how online improvements can help the environment by cutting down on mail and fuel consumption.

The training was made possible by a partnership between Fenland Green Business Club, Bedford College and Cambridgeshire County Council that had secured funding from the European Union.

Last month’s participants included owners of a chip shop and a caravan park and staff from a gardening and DIY firm and a packaging company.

Their enthusiastic response has resulted in plans to repeat the two-part session on November 1 and November 16.

To book a free place for the November training, visit