The problem

Although most small businesses recognise the need to adopt digital technology they often struggle to find the time and don’t have access to the knowledge required to:

  • Identify which technologies could add value to their business
  • Judge which options offer value for money and will deliver the highest return on investment.
  • Understand how different technologies will integrate with their existing systems and processes
  • Implement and manage the technology on an ongoing basis

The solution

With the expertise of our Digital Technology Consultants and a broad range of other options, Digital Tech Cumbria is here to help you identify and implement the solutions that are right for you, so you can save time and make more money

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Who is it for?

We’re here to support Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) across Cumbria. The project is partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). We’re able to support tourism, manufacturing, professional services and a wide number of businesses that sell directly to other businesses. You need to have been trading for at least 12 months, be registered in Cumbria and not be owned by a non-SME organisation

What do you get?

In a word, plenty!  Over the course of this two year programme, we will provide a variety of activities to stimulate thinking and action.

Access to local Digital Technology Experts who will help you review your current levels of adoption and assess what more you can do to improve the profitability, resilience and performance of your business, without breaking the bank;

Ground breaking Digital Maturity Assessment tool to help you understand current levels of attainment, but more importantly pinpointing areas for development towards a brighter and more sustainable future;

A broad range of inspiring Digital Technology Events & Webinars, covering a variety of key topics including strategy development, selling more, increasing promotional effectiveness, operating more efficiently, developing new and improving existing products and services, and protecting your business through cyber security and effective financial management;

Digital Skills Academy: evolving range of digital masterclasses and workshops, designed to develop digital skills across your business. Resources, expertise and funding: impartial brokerage to the resources, expertise and funding required to support to the implementation of your plan;

Exemplar Visits, showcasing how other, similar Cumbria businesses have used technology to help drive up their performance, and to give you ideas about technologies you could adopt to achieve the same;

Technology Showcases, supported by major digital players that provide you with the opportunity to learn about, interact and test-drive a range of digital technologies.