Free Event: Shopappy

For many small business owners, trading online is a daunting prospect as not only can sourcing the right platform be expensive – but ‘getting found online’ in what can be a very noisy marketplace is also difficult.

Dorset LEP have funding for businesses in Bridport, Bournemouth, Gillingham, Sherborne Wimborne Poole &  Sturminster Newton a FREE subscription until March 2022 on, a national “Shop & Support” local scheme enabling small businesses to compete with online retail giants, by using their collective identity as a town. 

This free one-hour virtual business support session will:

  • Explain the proposition for Bridport, Bournemouth, Gillingham, Sherborne, Wimborne, Poole & Sturminster Newton and the opportunities available.
  • Explain how your business can trade online through this scheme (even if you already have your own e-commerce website)
  • Explain your next steps and how you can get involved.
  • Talk to you about the economic effects of COVID and the national shopping trends that have emerged.
  • Hear from Alan Reade from ‘A Little Decorum’ in Wimborne, about how he’s been using the scheme and getting positive results
  • Answer your questions.

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