SSDC wants to work with a group of ambitious local business
owners in Chard that want proactive business support delivered in
the community. The project is a new and innovative way of working
with local businesses as well as helping to promote the Chard
The pilot project will help you develop your marketing skills
and ability to implement them for the benefit of your business. In
return, we would like you to use your skills to help us launch the
Chard Business Hub that will enable businesses in and around the
area to thrive, flourish and grow.
The three day course will consist of marketing coaching,
training and facilitated 'doing'. You will cover the development of
a marketing strategy, understand the key marketing tools and
techniques, including social media, and learn how to implement the
techniques with effect.
During your time on the course, we will enable you to put your
skills and knowledge into action to help with the marketing of the
new business hub and also your business. You will have the skills
and knowledge required to market your business more
Councillor Carol Goodall, Chairman for the Chard Business Hub
project said, "The marketing project will enable keen local
businesses to develop some new marketing skills whilst also helping
to help launch the Chard Business Hub. Working on this project will
be a challenge, but the benefits gained for both you and the
Business Hub will help to boost the local economy."
Councillor Jo Roundell Greene, Portfolio Holder for Economic
Development said, "Giving local businesses the opportunity for
their staff to learn new skills will benefit the local economy. At
the same time, it will help support the Chard Business Hub. Good
marketing skills are an essential part of business today and I am
delighted that we can offer this three-day course in the new Hub to
support our local business community.
The workshops will run on Wednesday 1st March,
8th March and 15th March. Attendees will have
to commit to all three workshops and to working together with
others in order to produce and implement the marketing strategy for
the new hub. It is likely that participants will need to work on
the project outside of the workshop hours in order to meet the goal
of marketing the centre.
All three workshops are free to attend, but limited to 6 spaces.
To register your interest, please go to
For further information, please contact Dylan Martlew,
Neighbourhood Development Officer at SSDC on 01935 462695 or by
email at email@example.com.
Date issued: Friday 10 February 2017