Superfast Business Cornwall (SFBC) is a new service for SMEs across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly which offers SMEs, start–ups and social enterprises a tailored programme of high quality information, advice, and digital skills development.
We are recruiting a small network of private sector ICT specialists to deliver support either 1-2-1 or for small groups in a Digital Masterclasses. The opportunity to become a specialist is open to either businesses or individuals.
The overview of where the support of ICT specialists fits within the overall service is illustrated below
Online Business Advisers 1-1 advice and guidance from an experienced Online Business Adviser. An opportunity to explore the benefits of digital technology for business. A bespoke diagnostic and support plan to map out how the service can help a business, including; accessing new markets, implementing flexible working, increasing productivity.
Inspiring Action Workshops Interactive workshops delivered in a non-jargon and easy-to-understand way. Exploring how digital technology can benefit a business, increase profits, improve communications and reduce costs through using easy to adopt technology. The workshop will cover current thinking and best practice, giving time for local businesses to collaborate and to create an individual digital action plan.
Specialist Advice and Support A Business Adviser will undertake a diagnostic to review digital opportunities based on the priorities for a business. They will work with the business to identify quick wins and develop an action plan to include prioritised tasks, resources and timescales. The Adviser will link to specialist support to help deliver the action plan including:
ICT Specialists Access to private sector ICT specialists in a range of digital technologies to enable progress of the digital action plan. Up to eight hours of consultancy delivered at the business premises. Covering a range of technology areas including; moving to the cloud, VOIP, collaboration technologies etc. This support is fully funded by the service with one of our preferred ICT specialists.
Digital Masterclasses Full day specialist masterclass for groups of up to 10 like-minded businesses focused on a specific area of technology. An opportunity to hear from an expert, benefit from the lessons learnt from businesses that have implemented similar projects and address tasks in the action plan.