The Government has launched a new campaign to help small businesses connect with online opportunities. With total website sales in the UK worth £164 billion, small businesses and sole traders could be missing out without a digital presence.

Measures to help businesses become more digitally active include:

  •  A campaign showing small business owners the new resources and advice on how to do more with their business online, at www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/domoreonline or by calling the business support helpline on 0300 456 3565;
  • Government working in partnership with Go ON UK to provide resources chosen specifically for small businesses on their new web page www.digitalskills.com/business;
  • £2 million of funding to 22 Local Enterprise Partnerships to help small local businesses increase their digital presence.

In the run-up to Cyber Monday on 1 December, which last year saw 115 million visits to retail websites by UK Internet users, Government is helping micro businesses and sole traders to increase their digital skills.

Further information can be found on the GREAT business website – www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/domoreonline