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30 September @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Course Details

Duration:  6 sessions @ 2 hours per session via Zoom 

Course Dates: Thursday 30th September – 11th November 12.30-2.00pm (no session 28th October)

Our Local Women Local Enterprise in Gateshead project supports Gateshead women to develop their business ideas. This course consists of 6 weekly workshops to support you to set up and start running your online business.

Course Outline

Session 1: Creating a plan for your Online Business
During this session, you will identify what you want to achieve from taking part in this course and set yourself targets.

Session 2: Getting Set Up Online
During this session, the tutor will provide you with an overview of online selling platforms available including Etsy, Facebook Market Place and Social Selling (direct message to buy). This session will also cover the main online payment platforms you may consider using e.g Paypal and sumall.

Session 3: Developing Your Brand Online
This session will support you to explore your own Brand Identity and will look at Examples of other online brands and how they use their brand strategy to attract & engage customers.

Session 4: Showcasing your Product Online
This session will cover tips for taking professional looking photos and how to write engaging and effective product descriptions.

Session 5: Etsy  & Facebook Market
During this session, the tutor will take you through the steps of setting up & running pages on Etsy & Facebook Market Place including how to list products & tips for maximising visibility.

Session 6:  Engaging Customer Through Social Media
This session will look at how to engage people through social media to drive to your sales page including key content & hashtags to use.

Participants will also have the opportunity to receive one-to-one support through zoom or face-to-face at our Gateshead Venue: Greenesfield Business Centre.

Some useful information …

  • This project is funded by European Structural & Investment Funds.  Eligibility criteria applies – Please enquire within.
  • This course will be running via zoom.  In order to join virtual workshops, you will need to create a free Zoom account.  We will email you with the login details prior to the meeting.
  • If you are unable to attend this course, please get in touch and we will arrange an alternative method for you to take part in this course.
  • Click here to book your place


30 September
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Event Category:


Local Women Local Enterprise in Gateshead


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