This spring many of us have been spending more time at home, and this could be the trend for the coming weeks or months. Despite the circumstances, this can be seen as an opportunity to keep learning, gain skills applicable in the workplace or to manage your own business, or even venture into new realms of knowledge.

If social media is one of the pending subjects on your wish list, this may be something for you. We have two basic induction packs on how to use social media for small businesses. These contain basic information for business owners, managers or employees of independent businesses or franchises that are responsible for marketing their products and services to their audience, without the support of an external agency or a dedicated in-house marketing team.

Have a look at our Dos and don’ts for small businesses and at this Facebook for small businesses to get started with social media and connect with your customers new, old and potential. If you’re already using social media for your business but would like to get the most out of it, this may be helpful too.

Don’t forget to keep your skills current by continuing your training with more courses and workshops. Organisations such as Business Gateway and Federation of Small Businesses, among others, may have free courses on offer for those who want to continue developing their professional self.