To help improve the digital expertise for small business owners TSB has launched a nationwide programme.
The scheme was based on a pilot by the bank with Enterprise Nation earlier this year which is aimed at helping people to grow their small businesses with the help of digital advisors.
The trial was originally in four branches and has now expanded to 25 branches across the UK.
The service providers said that small businesses and self-employed workers are in need of greater support due to the shift in digital business activities.
Emma Jones, Enterprise Nation founder said, “We realised it was not always easy for busy business owners to get this kind of support, so wanted to find a way we could make it more accessible.
“Having advisers in branches across the country will mean business customers can talk through these issues face to face to make their lives easier and make their businesses more productive.
“The key areas people wanted support was in sales and marketing, and digital accounting.”
Catherine Douglas, SME banking director at TSB said, “Digital capabilities are becoming increasingly crucial for small businesses and there are a lot of compelling reasons why firms must find the time to embrace the digital world once and for all.
“With more fundamental services like tax moving to digital submission, and an increasing portion of sales driven from online sources, acquiring digital skills is no longer a choice, but a necessity.
“Small business owners’ needs are changing, and they need a banking partner that goes beyond banking with fresh thinking that will help them start, run and grow their business.”
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