A new online service has been introduced to provide a digital boost for businesses in East Suffolk.
Launched on behalf of East Suffolk Council by not-for-profit company MENTA, the Digital Springboard offers access to support, resources, workshops and grants for businesses hoping to create or improve online presence.
The project is the latest component of a wider Digital Towns programme already being rolled out across East Suffolk with the installation of free-to use public Wi-Fi linked to footfall counter technology and accompanying analytics.
The ambitious programme has been funded by the New Anglia LEP’s Innovative Projects Fund, the Getting Building Fund, and East Suffolk Council internal funding, and aims to strengthen the local economy and improve connectivity within the district's market towns.
Alongside masterclasses on various digital themes, the launch of a ‘Digital MOT’ profiling tool will provide analysis and insights for businesses on their current digital capabilities, while businesses that progress through the programme will also be able to apply for a small Digital Grant to support their business growth journey.
The Digital Springboard website is simple, quick, and fun way to access the full programme including free resources, one-to-one support and events, to help people grow their digital skills and business reach.