Herald - Issue 458

v SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE HERALD v ASK A PROFESSIONAL Helen Sparks Mortgages & Financial Services Offering professional advice since 1985 Mortgages Residential Life Time Equity Release Buy to Let – first time landlords Property Portfolios Help to Buy Insurance Buildings & Contents Insurance Life Assurance Critical Illness Income Protection YOUR PROPERTY MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS This firm usually charges a fee for mortgage advice. The amount of the fee will depend upon your circumstances and will be discussed and agreed with you at the earliest opportunity. Some forms of buy to let mortgage are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. 023 8084 4108 enquiries@helensparks.com Helen Goodall T/A Helen Sparks Mortgages & Financial Services is an appointed representative of PRIMIS Mortgage Network, a trading name of First Complete Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority Page 72 • The HERALD • 30th May 2024 Simplify AI Workshops – Embracing New Technologies in your Business Solent Partners is o ering a series of fully-funded training courses, Skills for Successful Business, on a range of topics for businesses based in the Solent region. e Simplify AI workshops aim to clarify basic fundamentals of arti cial intelligence (AI) for small businesses, freelancers, and marketeers. AI technologies presents real opportunities for SME’s in enhancing operational e ciency, customer experience, and business growth, however this topic can leave non-tech businesses feeling overwhelmed and alienated. Solent Partners have designed these workshops to be accessible and inclusive to those who are yet to begin their AI journey. Run in collaboration with Intergage Group, the workshops are free to attend and provide an introduction to AI, looking at tools like Chat GPT, Google Gemini and Microso Co-Pilot and more. ese types of tools can be used by small businesses to transform their operations and strategies, especially where they do not have a pool of people and resources to enable growth. e workshops will include: • A comprehensive introduction to AI • Information about practical applications of AI for small businesses • Explore how attendees can leverage these in their current operations and strategic planning. • Consider risks with implementing certain technologies. e next course taking place locally is on Tuesday 11th June, 4pm–6pm in Southampton, in partnership with Southampton City Council To book a place please visit: solentpartners.com/our-services/ business-support/simplify-ai