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The Covid-19 Business Support Tool & Self Help Resources

The Covid-19 Business Support Tool

The Covid-19 Business Support Tool has been commissioned by the Solent LEP to provide businesses in the Solent with an invaluable review of their current position in a range of key areas, including; business strategy and operations, sales and marketing, supply chain, customers and clients, employees and people management and finance.

This self-assessment tool is designed to be completed by members of a company's management team that have oversight of all operations - e.g. CEO, CFO, COO etc. It takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete and is divided into six sections. Each section represents a key performance area for your business and has only four questions. All you have to do is select the score that you think most accurately describes your current level of performance.

Developed to support Solent-based businesses adjust to the gradual easing of measures taken in response to Covid-19, the tool allows firms to create a bespoke report on their current position and bench-mark themselves against others in their industry, as well as providing tailored information on what actions to take to access support in the areas it is most required.

The Skills Toolkit

The Skills Toolkit is now available with access to free, high-quality courses to help people develop their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects. The courses are available to everyone and were chosen in conjunction with top businesses and educational experts.

The toolkit enables users to develop digital and numeracy skills which are sought after by employers and offers furloughed employees the opportunity to improve their skill set whilst at home.

Introductory, intermediate and advanced level courses are available, from bite-size learning opportunities, all the way up to 70 hour courses to learn how to code in Python. All courses are flexible, and learners can work at their own pace. Courses available include presenting your work with impact, using social media and staying safe online to more advanced training in digital marketing, cyber security and coding for data analysis.

Focusing on skills many employers value the most, The Skills Toolkit is a first step towards boosting the nation's growth and recovery.

For full details, and to register for a course, click here.

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