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Nwes is offering online video workshops for entrepreneurs




If you found yourself in the garden last week staring at the clear night skies as a refreshing alternative to the watching even more box sets on the TV, you may have experienced the rather surreal sight of Elon Musk’s fleet of Starlink satellites streaming past 550km overhead.

The rather graceful moving arc of bright lights was created by some of the 300 satellites now in orbit, a mere fraction of the 12,000 SpaceX intend to launch to improve global internet coverage to nearly everywhere they hope by 2021.

It made me think it’s hard to think what we’d do without the internet at the moment. Social media is filling our social distance, WiFi means we can continue to work (and live) at home and our mobiles keep us connected even in the garden staring at the stars.

Paul Gardner, of Nwes. (20309987)
Paul Gardner, of Nwes. (20309987)

Not surprising therefore that many entrepreneurs are using tech to help them adapt. Entrepreneur Sam McGee turned to Nwes to help him start his new café in Norwich which had been open just a few weeks before the lockdown.

But quick thinking Sam turned his outside seating area into a pop up stall selling essentials such as eggs and flour as well as fruit and veg stall which he also packs in boxes to deliver to a very grateful local community.

Social media helps him get the word out so he can keep connected with his customers and community whilst still keeping 2m apart.

Nwes (17698296)
Nwes (17698296)

If when the dust settles getting your own business of the ground is something you’ve thought of we can help right now. Visit our website at www.nwes.org.uk and book onto one of our online two-day video workshops where you’ll learn all about how to set up a new business.

We’re now running courses twice a week so take advantage of the lockdown and find out more about going self employed or starting your own business from your armchair. Or just give Charlotte or Zoe a call on 01553 970029.

Rather than stare at the stars, let’s trying reaching for them.



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