Grow your business with Google

Get free face-to-face digital skills training with Google

We're visiting towns around the British coastline to offer free face-to-face coaching to boost your confidence or your business online.

Join us at a town near you

What's on?

10.00 - 11.00 Reach New Customers Online

Learn how to boost your businesses on Google Search and how advertising and analytics can boost your visibility to customers.

How long is it? Up to 1 hour per session.

Who is it for? SMBs who would like to make their business visible on Google.

What will I learn?

  • Helping your business show up on Google Search
  • Using analytics to find more customers
  • Understanding the benefits of advertising online 
11.30 - 13.30 Build a digital marketing plan

Gain an introduction to the main digital marketing channels and how to use them to build a strategy.

How long is it? 2 hours

Who is it for? Small businesses or aspiring digital marketers.

What will I learn?

  • Learn about the main digital marketing channels and how they are used to help businesses
  • Learn how to create and structure a practical digital marketing plan for a small business utilising the main digital marketing channels
  • Learn about how to measure your plan for success
14.00 - 15.00 Social media strategy

Learn about creating a social media strategy based on your business goals.

How long is it? 1 hour.

Who is it for? Small businesses or aspiring social media marketers.

What will I learn?

  • The key social media platforms for businesses to use in 2017
  • How to build a social media strategy for a business based on business goals
  • How to define a set of brand guidelines for a business on social media
15.30 - 16.30 Understanding Google Analytics

Boost your business by using Google Analytics to better understand who is visiting your website.

How long is it? Up to 1 hour per session.

Who is it for? SMBs or aspiring digital marketers

What will I learn?

  • How to set up an analytics account
  • Define business goals and discover insights through GA reports
  • Learn how to take action on real business questions



What’s the Google Digital Garage?

The Google Digital Garage is a project where everyone can come in for face-to-face digital skills coaching from Google - for free!

There are several different courses available - from taking your first steps online, through to learning to build a CV, setting up your own business, learning about coding, increasing your digital marketing skills and more.

We're available in permanent locations in Sheffield and Birmingham and in pop-ups across the UK. There is also an online digital marketing course certified by the IAB.

Who’s it for?

Everyone is welcome. From people hoping to find work, change career or get a promotion to students, businesses and charities or even those who've never used a computer!

We’ve got a range of courses and over 40 hours of learning available to help take you where you need to go. If you’re keen to come and learn, we’re keen to meet you!

How much does it cost?

It’s all completely free. No catches.

How can I book to join a course?

Sign up for the location near you to guarantee a space, or simply pop along on the day.