Grow your business with Google

Google is coming to a town near you

Attend free training from Google in your hometown. This year, Google Digital Garage is visiting market towns around the UK offering digital marketing workshops tailored to start ups, small businesses, and anyone starting out in digital marketing.

All courses are free to attend but spaces are limited. Book now to confirm your availability.

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Join us for a day of courses covering social media and digital marketing strategy, website building and how to answer questions with data.


Join us at a town near you

Our event will run from 10am - 4pm and will provide a full immersion on all things digital. So whether you would like to attend the whole day or just a specific session, book today to reserve your spot.

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Build a digital marketing plan gives small businesses an introduction to the main digital marketing channels and how to use them to build a strategy.

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

How long is it?
1 hour.

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. 

Social Media Strategy explores how to create 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. 

Get Your Business Visible on Google shows how to start appearing on Google Maps, plus ways to get your business more visible on Google.

*Special requirements: As this is a practical workshop we recommend that you bring your own device.

How long is it?
1 hour and 30 minutes.

Who is it for?
For small businesses looking to get their business visible online.

What will I learn?

  • The opportunities that digital can bring to your business.
  • How to create an online presence for your business.
  • How to be found in local search. 

An Introduction to Digital Advertising shows small businesses how to attract new customers by optimising their presence on Google, gathering consumer insights, and online advertising.

How long is it?
1 hour.

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

What will I learn?

  • The key advertising options available to you and their benefits.
  • How to make sure that you’re doing the right things with your advertising.
  • How to set up online advertising campaigns. 

Know Your Business With Data - Learn the value of insight-based marketing and discover how interpreting data in the right way can help your business grow.

How long is it?
1 hour.

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

What will I learn?

  • The role of web analytics in online marketing and what 'data-driven’ decisions mean for a business.
  • Understand the different insights available through online analytics platforms.
  • Learn how to interpret data and how to take action on it to help a business grow.


What's on?

We will deliver tailored advice to equip businesses and entrepreneurs who work in market environments with digital skills to thrive online and offline.

While our courses are tailored to market businesses, we will cover best practice advice on all things digital which is suited to all audiences. 

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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 Birmingham and Manchester 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.