• Digital Know How

    Our vision is to help Britain prosper by giving everyone the chance to gain and improve their digital skills.

  • The most digital small businesses are twice as likely to report increase in turnover than the least digital.
Charities that are more digitally mature are 28% more likely to report an increase in funding than those who aren't.
    • Building your website

      Building a websiteOnly 51% of small businesses and 57% of charities have a website. Yet the Lloyds Bank Business Digital Index has shown that the most digitally mature firms report a strong turnover. Setting up a website is an effective first step in developing the digital maturity of your business.*
      This guide covers some of the essential areas you need to support your business.

      Discover how your company can benefit from having a website

    • Setting up and using email

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      Email gives current and potential customers a constant point of contact with your business. 85% of small businesses and 87% of charities say that saving time is an advantage of being online. Digital services, such as email, can help your business or charity save valuable time.*

      Find out how your company can benefit from using email

    • Marketing online

      Marketing online

      The UK has the highest percentage of ecommerce users in Europe. With 81% of individuals buying online in 2015, the opportunity ecommerce presents to your organisation is huge.* Tap into this growing audience and strengthen your brand by taking advantage of cost-effective digital marketing opportunities.

      Click here to see how you can benefit from marketing your brand online

    • Using social media

      Using social media

      There are 2.3 billion active social media users worldwide. Every single day there are over 500 million tweets, 4.5 billion Facebook likes and 95 million photos and videos uploaded to Instagram.* Each of these provides your business with a cost-effective opportunity to build meaningful relationships with customers.

      Find out how you can build valuable relationships with social media

    • Improving search engine ranking

      Improve search engine ranking

      93% of online experiences begin with a search engine*. This means, simply having a website is no longer enough. You need to ensure customers can find your website easily through a search engine.

      Find out how your company can benefit from ranking higher in search engines

    • Interacting with suppliers online

      Interacting with supplies online

      Reduce your overhead costs and ensure quality by working with the top suppliers available. By researching and comparing suppliers online, you can locate those that offer the best value for money.

      See how your company can benefit from interacting with suppliers online

    • Banking online

      Banking onlineSignificantly reduce the time and resource it takes to manage your company's finances by switching to online banking. With safe, accessible and automated services, you can spend more time meeting targets and less time bookkeeping.

      Find out how your organisation can benefit from banking online

    • Receiving money online

      Receiving money onlineBy using the Internet to accept payments or donations online, you can reach new customers, reduce costs and sell more efficiently. There are a range of online payments providers available today, for example Cardnet.

      Find out how your company can benefit by transacting online

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  • Digital Workshops

    Improve the digital presence of your charity/business and the digital skills of your colleagues.

    We offer free ½ day, digital skills workshops for small businesses and charities through our exciting partnership with Google and Reason Digital.

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  • UK Business Digital Index 2016

    The Lloyds Bank UK Business Digital Index uses actual online behaviour and survey analysis of small businesses and charities to understand their attitudes towards digital technology.

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    We understand the challenges of starting up a new business. We've brought together a wealth of practical guidance and comprehensive guides to help you plan ahead and get off to the right start.

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    Trading internationally can open up many opportunities to your business. Before trading globally, however, you will need to do your homework. We’ll guide you through the steps you’ll need to consider.

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    A close eye on today and a keen eye on tomorrow – they’re two ingredients for a successful business. Our range of practical guides and resources can help you manage your business to support you’re your current and future ambitions. You'll find links to useful websites and organisations, as well as helpful business tools.

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