HotSW Growth Hub launches digital support

The Heart of the South West Growth Hub has launched a new service offering free, fully funded one-to-one digital business support. Businesses in North Devon, the rest of the county and Somerset can receive dedicated time with their digital business advisers, tailored to meet their unique business needs. An initial digital business review will identify … Read more

Mobile Boost vouchers help fund improved indoor 4G coverage for businesses

North Devon businesses and households with poor indoor mobile coverage are being supported in improving ‘not-spots’ by a voucher programme administered by Connecting Devon and Somerset. The Mobile Boost Programme provides vouchers worth up to £1,200 towards the cost of one of a number of 4G mobile signal booster options from a registered supplier. The … Read more

Unsocial media

Duncan Casburn of Flint Hosts asks how social is social media? Is the term ‘social media’ the ultimate oxymoron? Have we become victims of Orwellian doublespeak by delving into the depths of social media addiction, in doing so becoming ironic social hermits, all hidden away behind iPads and smartphones with no interest in the outside … Read more

A business power tool

Business Action editor and communications specialist Robert Zarywacz thinks many businesses neglect one of the most powerful tools available to them Technology has a major influence on how we communicate. I remember sending telexes in my first job, while faxes came and went, followed by email, SMS texts, tweets and now ‘posts’ on various online … Read more