FREE advice is being offered to independent retailers about how to grow their business out of the coronavirus recession using social media.
It is being offered as part of a £5million package of support from Warwickshire County Council to boost the immediate economic recovery of the county.
Online taster sessions are being delivered by the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce working with retailers on how to drive footfall and online traffic to their business using Facebook and Instagram.
It will also explain how to accept online payments.
The first taster session will be held on Wednesday September 23 and others will be held until next March.
County council leader Izzi Seccombe said: “In this climate of uncertainty, it’s wonderful to see small retailers and high street businesses embracing social media, changing the way they interact with customers and gaining new customers as they do so.
“I would urge retailers to sign up for the workshops, to help improve their business resilience, as well as their town and trading environment.
“As internet shopping and the convenience of out of town retail play an ever-increasing part in serving the needs of consumers, it’s even more vital our town centres provide safe, interesting, social and unique experiences for locals and visitors. This will in turn provide jobs for local people and support the Warwickshire economy.
Visit bit.ly/Warwickshire-Digital-Retail-Skills-Training for more information.