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Hitting high notes with our E-business programme

Across our boroughs small and medium sized enterprises are successfully developing their digital capabilities to grow their businesses.

With over 1,100 SMEs signed up, our E-business programme is proving bespoke digital training that has created £10 million increase in business turnover across our boroughs and safeguarded over 750 jobs.

North and south of the river, business owners are discovering how to use online software and technology to their enterprises and reach new audiences thanks to expert advisors at South East Enterprise, Enterprise Enfield and Newham College.

Helping SMEs in Enfield, Redbridge and Waltham Forest

Working with SMEs in Enfield, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, Enterprise Enfield has been actively engaging with local businesses. As well as building relationships with local businesses, and creating an online library of Events, Workshops, Webinars and Online Tutorials, Enterprise Enfield have been reaching out directly to businesses which has resulted in around 200 SMEs getting on board.

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One of the SME’s they have helped is The Music Place, in Wanstead, Redbridge, where people to learn instruments and engage with music.

Business owner, Liliana, approached Enterprise Enfield looking to expand the reach of the business and to develop a marketing plan that connected The Music Place to its local community.

After conducting a digital audit of The Music Place, Enterprise Enfield’s experts advised Liliana on how to upgrade the website; implement a CRM system and create new digital marketing campaigns to attract adults to music lessons.

Taking on board both the Digital Adviser’s and Business Advisers’ guidance, The Music Place engaged a design company to help rebrand, develop public communications, and create a new website with a pupil’s and teachers’ account offering online Zoom music lessons through a ‘music education portal’. Liliana received guidance on making the most of social media – with better ways to plan and schedule posts using digital tools – and financial forecasting advice and systems to manage finances in real time.  ​

E-business programme successes are music to our ears

Liliana said:

​”Our organisation was very fortunate to have been a part of the E-Business Programme. The one-on-one sessions and live webinars with my mentors were invaluable. Their support and guidance helped us launch a brand-new digital marketing campaign, develop an online music lesson portal, and improve our bottom line.”

The Music Place has already reaped the benefits and seen a significant impact – with an 18% increase in turnover since embarking on the E-business programme. Liliana has ambitious goals for the future and will be expanding ways to partner with local schools to offer online tuition and community circles to provide more music therapy workshops to residents.

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Discover the E-business programme in your borough

Local London have appointed 3 expert providers to deliver the programme:

Enfield, Redbridge and Waltham Forest – Enterprise Enfield.
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Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Newham – Newham College of Further Education.
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Bexley and Greenwich – South East Enterprise.
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