Regardless of what sector you operate in, embracing the future of business is never easy. Increased competition, increased costs, and the impact of the pandemic have been a catalyst for businesses to think differently about how they run and operate. And that means thinking differently about how they leverage technology.
SME Digital Growth Peer Network provides FREE support to Liverpool City region business leaders who do not have a technical background but do have responsibility for driving digital strategy and innovation within their organisation.
By joining our Network, you gain access to a community of peers; you will hear the latest thinking from our thought leaders, access learning materials, and can request facilitated action planning meetings with our industry experts or other community members to help drive your ongoing growth.
This free 5-month programme of learning and support helps our SME business leaders to develop a strong mindset for digital growth. By the end of the programme you will have greater knowledge, understanding and confidence around the key business areas where technology can leverage improved business performance and growth.
It is free to join the SME Digital Growth Peer Network but places are strictly limited. Your business needs to be:
The applicant must be:
This programme provides the opportunity to improve your learning around business technology, discuss your own challenges, gain valuable feedback, and implement practical solutions to help you overcome business challenges and improve productivity and efficiency.
Including the questions that innovative SMEs are addressing at board level; the barriers to driving a digital mindset culture within your organisation and how to overcome them.
Including is your IT infrastructure fit for purpose; is it scalable and efficient, does it help deliver the firms business strategy.
We discuss how most SMEs hold, store and report data, their over-reliance on Excel, and how the likes of Microsoft Power BI is transforming business intelligence.
Here we discuss the automation of manual processes, the drive for increased transparency to clients, and how to improve customer service levels using digital platforms and portals.
Including the demand by younger employees for new technologies and how this impacts recruitment; the use of technology in learning, development, and skills-based training; maintaining an engaged and motivated hybrid workforce.
Currently, it is free to enrol on the SME Digital Growth Peer Network Programme. Our next cohort starts March 2022 and runs through the following dates:
Currently recruiting for next cohort starting 10th March
The SME Digital Growth Peer Network is free to join but we do have an application and vetting process in order to keep our community focused and relevant for our members. Peer groups are made up of non-competing businesses. This is an end-user only community and is not open to technology suppliers.
Members need to commit to attending a minimum of 75% of sessions.
Members are expected to share information and participate in surveys to help us gain a better understanding of
level and pace of digital innovation across Merseyside SMEs. Members receive priority access to survey results.