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Right now, we’re in challenging times. From self-isolation, missing our family and friends – to working from home, being furloughed or facing worrying decisions about the future of our businesses.

Posted Thursday, April 23, 2020

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Thinking of brighter times ahead when the world’s ready to recover again, it’ll be really important to be ready and waiting to seize new opportunities that come your way. Which is why now is a great time is a great time to train and learn.

In support of this, last Thursday, the government issued the following advice to employers of staff on furlough (a leave of absence): “A furloughed employee can take part in volunteer work or training, as long as it does not provide services to or generate revenue for, or on behalf of your organisation.”

The advice goes on to say that furloughed workers “must be paid at least the NLW/NMW for the time spent training, even if this is more than the 80% of their wage that will be subsidised.” Which isn’t an issue if your/your employees wage at 80%, meets the NLW/NMW.

You may find yourself working from home struggling to connect with your customers. You may find yourself on a leave of absence, but keen to be ready to connect with your customers on your return.

Whether now or in the future, a key way to engage with your current and prospective customers is through social media, but you might not even know where to start.

Well, Astute Media are here to help. We offer two training courses that are delivered live online and in an interactive, workshop way – meaning you can get your burning questions answered and really get the most out of each course.

Social Media - the basics’ takes you through:

  • Why Social Media Matters
  • The difference between the social media platforms
  • Setting up a Facebook Business Page
  • Linking social media accounts
  • Creating a Facebook campaign and audience
  • Creating engaging Facebook adverts

This course has been designed to enable you to use Facebook to grow your business – better equipping you for the challenges that lie ahead.

Social Media – Technical Training’ covers:

  • How to take great mobile photos and videos
  • Great apps for editing and how to use them
  • How to posting the media you’ve created
  • The importance of post frequency
  • How to schedule posts
  • What impact your social media posting can have on your business

This course has plenty of practical activities to ensure you’re confident to apply what you’ve learnt and you can execute it the right way.

So, stay home, stay safe – but keep growing and learning and things will be soon back on track. And if, in the meantime you’re interested in booking a place on one of these courses or you’d like to find out more – contact Chris on 0121 705 0000 or click here.