B-Global - Free Software for Your Business

Host: Nottingham City Council - Growing Nottingham

Location: Online Webinar

Date: Thursday, 24th September 2020 at 14:00pm – 15:30pm

Cost: FREE

About this Event

Setting up a business can be expensive and commercial software to assist in your day to day activities can add to this expense. There are, however, some excellent ‘cloud based’ software packages that are more than suitable as an alternative and do not come with an expensive monthly or annual licence.

This webinar and interactive workshop looks at the products available which can save you time and money in running your business. We will explore how several can also be used in conjunction with each other.

Who is the webinar for?

Sole traders - new starts

Sole traders - established but struggling due to COVID-19

Larger business

Existing business who wish to change their business model to online (or part of existing proceedings)

New business start ups

How do I join the webinar?

Once you have registered for a ticket and we have your contact details, we will send you an email shortly before the webinar date with further information and the link you need to join on the day.

B-Global is a black-led network for businesses of African heritage and the wider black and BAME business community in Nottingham. We are here to support start-ups, established and scale up businesses of African heritage and the wider BAME business community in Nottingham City to reach their full potential.

B-Global works in partnership with Nottingham City Council and the D2N2 Growth Hub to provide tailored business adviser-led support and a host of bespoke business support services.

B-Global aims to:

• Establish a fully functioning directory of black and wider BAME businesses in the city

• Bring businesses together to network, share and celebrate BAME cultures

• Create a robust black business community hub

• Develop a black and BAME business forum

• Provide a well-resourced platform for entrepreneurs

• Facilitate a network for growth, innovation and empowerment

• Help grow the black and BAME business sector locally, nationally and globally

Find out more and join the network by visiting our page on the D2N2 Growth Hub website.


About David Prescod

David has always had a passion for marketing, technology and learning. Therefore becoming a digital marketeer was a perfect choice for him!

Having spent seven years lecturing in Business and Marketing at FE colleges across the midlands, in 2001 David joined BECTA as an Educational Consultant and Programme Manager advising government education departments on e-learning. He was responsible for the successful delivery of the £22 Million internationally acclaimed NLN e-learning materials programme.

In 2010 David left BECTA to found Digital Marketing Mentor Ltd, an exciting new training provider offering accredited training courses across the UK. Among his achievements, he is credited with writing the first BTEC in Social Media for Business Award qualification.

David is also an internationally renowned public speaker, trainer, assessor, internal verifier, external verifier and end point assessor for several awarding organisations.

His focus is now helping small businesses rebuild their workforce through 1:1 and group mentoring. He also continues to provide apprentices to employers throughout the UK via his apprenticeship training company, Digital Marketing Mentor Ltd.

The D2N2 Growth Hub aims to power up your business by providing signposting, information and contacts for business services across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Our priority is to engage with business service providers (both public and private) directly for you to help small, medium and fully established sized businesses to grow and prosper.


In regulation with European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) the D2N2 Growth Hub can support your business if:

The business has fewer than 250 employees

The business is based in either Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire

Not more than 25% of the business is owned by an organisation that in itself is not an SME

Annual turnover is below £45 million

Find out more on the D2N2 website - d2n2growthhub.co.uk


Prior to attending the event, you will need to submit an SME enrolment form providing details of your business. If you haven’t already done so, you can complete this now by downloading the form HERE

Please fully complete the form, sign it and return it by email to danny.sneddon@nottinghamcity.gov.uk. We must receive the completed SME Enrolment form prior to the event date in order to confirm your booking.

This is used as a record of support for auditing purposes as our project is fully funded under European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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