What do you want to learn?
- I want to know more about expanding our IT infrastructure
- I need to ensure we have the right data security practices in place
- I want to find the right software to improve my business processes
- I want to understand more about website design
- I want to know what IT and digital skills training is available
Although there is a lot of free or low-cost software available to meet your general needs as a start-up, your IT and digital needs may become more complex as your business expands and demand grows. In this section, our guidance and resources will help you understand more about the building blocks of expanding your IT infrastructure, what sort of specialist business software could be helpful to you, and how to ensure you are following best practice in data security. While you should not be expected to have the full range of experience and skills of an IT manager, understanding the key principles will help you be more informed when making key decisions.
Get the IT and digital support you need
As businesses grow, the need for more structured, complex IT systems and processes can increase.
A high-quality website is a vital piece of your overall marketing strategy – find out what yours will need.
Stay safe with tips on how to protect your business from threats to your premises and from rising cyber crime.
Ensure you and your team are equipped with the right digital skills by accessing the correct training for you.
Find out what particular advice is applicable to the sorts of software systems you need.
We are now planning our business support programmes for the next year, and we are looking to consult the local community of providers to work with the Growth Hub and support businesses.
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The York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub, in partnership with Lifted Ventures, has launched the 'North Yorkshire Stars' pilot project. This initiative is geared towards empowering budding start-ups and early-stage businesses, offering them a unique pathway to pitch their ideas and attract angel investment.
27th February 202410:00 am - 4:00 pmFREE
This free drop-in service based in Harrogate can help answer your questions and direct you to relevant business support, resources and programmes.
06th March 202410:00 am - 11:00 amFREE
In this 1 hour session we will take you through the best way to find, approach and pitch to a retail buyer. We will prepare you with an overview of the Buying cycle, review the considerations that you will need to be aware of, share questions a Buyer might ask and provide a clear outline for the perfect pitch.
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