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Festival of Business events

More events are appearing for the Weymouth & Portland Chamber of Commerce and Growth Hub Festival of Business.

All events take place in Weymouth.

How to Build a Website With Website Builder

Tue, 5 March 2019 09:30 – 13:30 GMT

You may be thinking that building a website is only for professionals. Well In a new digital age of drag and drop website builders and pre-made website templates are now accessible and look professional.

Wix is one of the most popular drag-and-drop website builders specifically for all abilities to be able to produce fast professional websites. This workshop is aimed at those who want an easier option for building a website than other harder options such as WordPress. With this workshop, we will go through everything you need to know to be able to create your very own website using Wix. For more information about what Wix is, go to

FREE Business Start-up Course in Weymouth: Business Essentials

Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 09:15 – Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 16:00 GMT

Thinking of Starting a Business? Then don’t miss our FREE 2 Day Business Essentials Workshop. This event is only for Dorset based businesses / individuals as part of eligibility criteria. There is one place available for each business.

When you’re starting in business it’s important that you get the essentials right. This comprehensive, fully funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), two day workshop will provide information and guidance to help deal with the key issues that are going to be fundamental to setting up and succeeding in Business. They are delivered by experienced trainers – real business people who will give you the opportunity to ask questions and invite discussion. The workshops are provided for people planning on starting a business or those who have recently started.

How To Use Instagram In Your Business

Thu, 14 March 2019 09:30 – 13:30 GMT

Instagram is a hugely popular social network that boasts higher engagement rates than other the likes of Facebook or Twitter.

This workshop is an introduction to using Instagram for business. If you’re thinking of using Instagram, or have made a start but struggling to get results, this is for you.

Blogging & SEO Workshop: Boost the visibility of your business

Tue, 19 March 2019 09:30 – 13:30 GMT

Give your business a Search Engine Boost: Blogging and SEO Workshop

Help your business to be found more easily through online searches by adopting a consistent approach to blogging, and by paying attention to the factors that affect where your site appears in Google and Bing – search engine optimisation (SEO).
Whether you already blog, or you’re not sure whether you should, come along and learn how creating online articles can make a huge difference to the visibility of your website, and your business.

More events are in the process of being scheduled.

Paul Appleby
Author: Paul Appleby