FSB is continuing its partnership with Google to bring much needed digital skills to High Street businesses. A key stop on the High Streets tour this summer was sunny Eastbourne on the south east coast of Sussex.
The Google trainers were greeted by MP, Stephen Lloyd (left) and FSB member, David Plummer (right), who co-owns Buzzing Bee Media, in the town. Both introduced the training which was held at the View Hotel overlooking the English Channel.
They emphasised the importance of digital skills to running a business, especially in the highly competitive retail sector. David Plummer said that whilst tens of thousands of small businesses already engage with shoppers online, research shows that whilst 94% of adults carry smartphones, as many as three quarters of high street shops have no social media presence.