More than 65,000 SME businesses across the UK have been supported by the online training programme, with the most popular courses being digital marketing and boosting productivity.
Vodafone’s business.connected initiative with Enterprise Nation gets a boost from Samsung as it takes on the role of exclusive smartphone partner.
The initiative provides free expert training and resources to help small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) in the UK boost digital skills, adopt technology and stay safe online.
SME’s can access free digital training courses through the Vodafone V-Hub including cybersecurity, connectivity on the go and setting up a business online.
Launched in May 2021, the initiative plans to upskill 150,000 SME’s in the UK by mid 2022.
Vodafone’s head of small business Andrew Stevens said: “When we started the programme last year in partnership with Enterprise Nation, we had a simple goal – to ensure small businesses were effectively equipped with the right skills to help them navigate and maximise business opportunities across the digital environment.
“With partners such as Cisco and now Samsung coming on-board, we can continue to ensure that the level of guidance, resources and tools on offer are best in-class. This will help safeguard the long-term future of Britain’s small businesses – the backbone of our economy.”
Samsung’s director of B2B Joe Walsh added: “As the pillar of our communities and backbone of our economy, it’s imperative that large organisations go above and beyond to ensure small businesses get the support they need to ensure their long-term preservation.
We are delighted to be joining this great initiative with Vodafone as an exclusive smartphone partner, and hope our courses go a long way to helping entrepreneurs maximise online opportunities.”