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From superfast business broadband packages to dedicated internet access, we can give you the digital advantage to reach your full potential and stay well ahead of the competition.

If you believe anything is possible, we can’t wait to hear from you.

Virgin Media Pioneers

Virgin Media Pioneers is an incredible online community of enterprising people who use videos and blogging to share their ideas and experiences. They’re there for you to talk to, network with, collaborate with and get tips from. Join us to be inspired, build your network and access real-life insight and advise.

Virgin StartUp

Virgin StartUp is a not-for-profit organisation that helps entrepreneurs pre-trading or within the first 12 months of trading. We provide government-funded StartUp Loans, individual expert business advice and match you with your very own mentor. Join us to get funding, get a mentor and get ahead.

External Resources

Now you have begun your quest to upskill your entrepreneurial and business skills, here is a list of third party resources that will help you continue your journey to digital greatness. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you find any other outstanding resources that you think we should add!

You can head straight to the relevant resources by simply clicking on one module titles below:

Build a valuable online presence

Free Resources

Buffer

  • Buffer helps you manage multiple social media accounts at once. Quickly schedule content from anywhere on the web, collaborate with team members, and analyse rich statistics on how your posts perform

  • Upgrade option available for £5.20 per calendar month

Pic Monkey

  • ‘PicMonkey acts as an image editing tool for companies to use to build funky web content’

  • Upgrade option available for £1.66 per month

SMT

  • Social Media Today is an independent, online community for business professionals to gain in-depth insight into social media

  • Upgrade option available for £1.66 per month

Resource with a mini pricetag

Lynda

  • Lynda.com aids the learning of web-design, explains design techniques and partners design theory with practical steps of implementation

  • Starts at £25 per calendar month

Additional resources that are also worth checking out

Maximise your online presence

Free Resources

Google Analytics

  • Google Analytics helps companies understand site traffic conversion rates, reduce customer acquisition costs and maximise new opportunities within their market

  • Premium upgrade option is available for extended features

Survey Monkey

  • Survey Monkey is a tool that can help a business collect key information regarding a target market. Businesses can learn how to capitalise on surveys as a data collection method

Hubspot e-commerce

  • Hubspot e-commerce, supports business in the area of inward growth by helping you to understand how to convert site visits to sales

Resources where you have to splash a bit of cash

Wordtracker

  • Wordtracker allows companies to boost search engine rankings, improve SEO, attract site traffic and discover new opportunities

  • 7 day free trial, prior to a monthly charge of £16.22 per calendar month

Optimizely

  • Optimizely assists businesses to maximise the impact of their website platform and measure the level of engagement with specific audiences

  • 30 day free trial, prior to a minimum, monthly charge of £12 per calendar month

Here are some others if you fancy something else

Social media

Free Resources

Social Media Marketing Podcast

  • Social Media Examiner's, Social Media Marketing Podcaster - Helps your business navigate the social jungle with success stories and expert interviews from leading social media marketing pros. Discover and learn new strategies and tactics.

Tweriod

  • Tweriod informs businesses the best times to tweet after analysing both tweets and followers' tweets so a business can start tweeting when it makes most sense to reach others

SocialBro

  • Social marketing and community management solutions

  • Upgrade option available for access to extended features, starting from £13.95 per calendar month

Resources that will take a little chunk out of your wallet

Zuum

  • Allows businesses to connect with influencers on multiple social media platforms and target their desired market through analytics

  • Free trial for limited period of time prior to a monthly fee of £150.23 per calendar month

Commun.it

  • Commun.it turns the status-oriented world of Twitter to a relationship dashboard, enabling marketers to effectively analyze relationships & gain insights

  • 14 day, free trial period

Looking to set up your own social channel? Look no further...

Digital marketing

Free Resources

Wishpond blog

  • Wishpond blog is an advanced marketing blog committed to equipping companies with insight through the showcasing of case studies, ‘how to’ guides, videos and podcasts from industry experts

Buffer blog

  • Provides useful advice focused on creating, analyzing and converting traffic into sales via social media on a daily basis

KLOUT

  • KLOUT is a measurement resource which provides businesses with key statistics based on digital influence via social media channels. Users / businesses are scored in accordance with their digital marketing strategy

Resources that charge a small fee

Buzzsumo

  • BuzzSumo allows businesses to discover the most shared links and key influencers for any topic. It's free to use and helps businesses run a search in seconds

  • Subscription fee - dependent on how much data a business requires

Webapptool

  • Webapptool was created as a toolkit to help people develop web applications with creative flexibility and create memorable customer journeys on mobile devices

  • 21 day free trial period, prior to a monthly fee of £11.99

Want more? Check these ones out...

Create your own content

Free Resources

Canva

  • Canva is a tool that helps businesses communicate their ideas through an ‘easy to use’ design format and interface.

Content Marketing Institute

  • Helps businesses improve planning, execution and ROI via essential content marketing

  • Free subscription, however there are features and resources available for an additional cost

Mail Chimp

  • Over 6 million people use MailChimp to create, send and track email newsletters. Such form of communication is essential for any business, as it allows for easy and effective delivery of key messages. MailChimp enables businesses to deliver information in a creative and personalised format.

  • Free to use, however there is an option to upgrade for £6.01 per month

Resources with a little cost attached

Uberflip

  • Uberflip empowers marketers, publishers, professionals, educators and corporations with the tools to produce effective content marketing experiences that can be distributed and tracked everywhere’

  • Account hub registration is free, but a minimum monthly subscription fee is £30.02

Piktochart

  • Is an easy infographic design app that requires very little effort to produce beautiful, high quality graphics

  • Limited free trial period, prior to a minimum monthly premium of £17.43

Still want more? This ones are definitely worth a lookie...