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ICT support for community groups and small business


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Paul Duschinsky looks at ICT Support for community groups and small businesses at the Bright Ideas conference in Newham November 3 2006

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ICT support for community groups and small business

  1. 1. ICT Support for community groups and small businesses London 2012 Securing a Business Legacy Peter Duschinsky The Imaginist Company
  2. 2. Who are we? <ul><li>The Imaginist Company is a leading independent consultancy specialising in helping public sector organisations and their suppliers change and modernise to realise the benefits of e-government </li></ul><ul><li>A key part of our work is to help smaller local enterprises manage the change to e-commerce required to cope with public sector e-procurement </li></ul><ul><li>We have run the KickStart e-enabling project in Newham since 2004. This has now been brought into Newham’s Securing a Business Legacy project </li></ul>
  3. 3. London 2012 Securing a Business Legacy a fully funded programme sponsored by the London Borough of Newham Neighbourhood Renewal Fund which aims to help local enterprises increase their capacity to win contracts for work arising from the 2012 Olympics opportunity
  4. 4. What are we offering?
  5. 5. What are we offering?
  6. 6. To whom? <ul><li>All Newham-based small companies and voluntary enterprises, with a particular focus on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>minority businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>women-owned businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>businesses owned by disabled persons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>social enterprises and community voluntary organisations </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Why change to e-commerce? <ul><li>Evolutionary Change driven by technology </li></ul><ul><li>Your Buyers are Changing all implementing e-Procurement </li></ul><ul><li>Your Business is under threat and the early birds are already getting the worms </li></ul>
  8. 8. What do you need for e-commerce? <ul><li>A Basic PC This technology will work with most computers </li></ul><ul><li>An Internet Connection Broadband is not essential, but it helps! </li></ul><ul><li>An Email Address A simple, free email address such as one from BT or Freeserve will suffice </li></ul>
  9. 9. e-Commerce: Newham’s Aims <ul><li>To increase the number of local small companies and voluntary enterprises using modern e-trading methods </li></ul><ul><li>To increase the number and percentage of Newham-based suppliers trading with Newham-based public sector agencies </li></ul><ul><li>To promote local awareness of the benefits of the types of e-trading available to them and their customers </li></ul>
  10. 10. The e-Commerce Offer <ul><li>Fully featured e-commerce website provided by @UK PLC </li></ul><ul><li>Online catalogue with up to 50 products or services </li></ul><ul><li>Full support to help you build and develop the site </li></ul><ul><li>Free domain registration if needed </li></ul><ul><li>First year’s licence paid </li></ul><ul><li>Usual cost at least £350 </li></ul>
  11. 11. What you get <ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><li>e-Invoicing </li></ul><ul><li>Customer database </li></ul><ul><li>Account management </li></ul><ul><li>Multi Level Pricing </li></ul><ul><li>Hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Sage Line 50 Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Online catalogue editing </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic and purchase tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-currency </li></ul><ul><li>VAT Calculation </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with Merchant accounts </li></ul>
  12. 12. Do you want to find out more? Complete a registration form and we will contact you or email: