Date(s) - 23rd November 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A course of 4 workshops for SME Online Retail Businesses in Northern Devon and surrounding areas.

About this Event

We will work with you to make the most out of your business with our 4 workshops and up to 4hrs worth of 1:1 support.


1. LOST & FOUND: How to get your retail shop seen online.

Is your website ranking on the first page of google?

Are you getting direct sales from your website?

Are links to your landing pages showcasing the right offering/services?

Are your descriptions featuring the keywords you want to be found in?

Are you familiar with your google analytics?

Have you thought about blogging but not sure how to get going?

Do you have enough backlinks to your site?

Are you appearing enough in Local searches?

Are you getting enough reviews?

If the answer to any of those questions is ‘no’ or ‘maybe’ then this is the perfect workshop for you to explore how Search Engine Optimization and visibility online can help you make the most of your online retail business. We will guide you through your website and help you make it more visible and searchable, and turn more visitors into paying customers.

Book online here.

Becky from Cosmic will be leading this workshop. Becky is a professional creative marketeer with a background in specialist in creative industries, leisure and hospitality marketing. Combining her marketing and photography expertise, her passion is to support businesses to create high-impact visual content that sets local businesses out from the crowd. She loves to share her knowledge of everything digital from basics such as account set up and posting through to marketing strategies and campaigns.

For many years Becky has lectured at prestigious Universities developing students creative and visual communication skills, running programmes on digital photography, editing and marketing strategy. Outside Cosmic Becky works as a professional commercial photographer working with hospitality, architects and tourism industry.


Workshop dates / times: All sessions 2pm – 4pm

Session 1 – How to set up an online shop: Thursday 12th November –

Session 2 – Social Media for Retail: Tuesday 17th November –

Session 4 – Smartphone, video & photography for online retail: Wednesday 2nd December –

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1:1 support:

As well as the workshops you will be entitled to up 4 hours’ worth of free 1:1 digital support. You will be assigned a trainer who will take you through a digital diagnostic survey, which will result in an action plan being produced specifically for your business, allowing you to implement changes that are relevant to you.


Sign up now, today to be part of this fantastic initiative. (The online meeting details will be sent to you after registration).

This workshop is being delivered in partnership with Bideford Bay, Chamber of Commerce , Barnstaple & District, Chamber of Commerce, Digital ND and South Molton Business Association to support businesses in this region.

This course is part of Digital Advantage, a programme of free business support and training, delivered by Cosmic, in partnership with Devon County Council, European Regional Development Fund and Her Majesty’s Government.

Businesses must meet eligibility criteria to be able to receive support and attend events as part of this funded project. Beneficiaries must be from SMEs (meeting EU definitions), and live or work within the project area of North Devon, West Devon, Torridge and parts of Mid Devon.

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