Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Last week, the government announced the start of the Do More Online Scheme, which Axis Telecoms believes can help your small business increase its customer base.

Capitalise on Your Presence Online

Because we are a telecoms and energy supplier who are passionate about providing effective customer service to small business all over the UK, Axis Telecoms is always looking for ways to help SMEs do more online.

If you develop and maintain an online presence, you can reach a wider customer base with minimal effort. However, there are a fair share of SME decision makers who don’t know have the knowledge of how to use the tools they need to capitalise on the opportunity to build a presence for their business online.

Government Helps SMEs Do More Online

Those decision makers were given a life line last week, as the government announced the launch of the Do More online campaign – its newest effort to help small businesses do more with their online presence.

Through Local Enterprise Partnerships, the government will channel £2 million into 22 projects which are designed to help SMEs increase their digital presence. Projects include the development of a digital TV outlet in Manchester which will equip businesses with easily-accessible and cost-effective advice, as well as a partnership with Go ON UK that has already created a database of resources for SMEs.

Addressing the Digital Skills Gap

Commenting on the new initiative, Matthew Hancock, Minister of Business and Enterprise said: “To make sure consumers get the best deal and small businesses spread their nets far and wide, the government is investing in a range of advice to help them do more online. I am committed to making the UK the best place in the world to start up and grow, and this is integral to achieving that.”

The initiative has already been endorsed by Go ON UK’s CEO, Rachel Neaman. Neaman said: “Go ON UK welcomes the government’s investment in addressing the digital skills gap for small businesses.”

Giving You the Tools to Reach a Wider Customer Base

By addressing this digital skills gap, the Do More Online campaign gives you the tools you need to reach a wider customer base. By reaching out to your potential customers online, can you attract new sales and bump up your profit margins.