EAST Lancashire businesses are learning to move their sales operations online, with the support of a regional law firm.

With the current lockdown resulting in many companies unable to carry out business as normal, Napthens has been advising business owners on the best methods to continue trading online.

Jon Esner, partner and head of commercial at Napthens which has an office in Blackburn, has been offering key advice on selling goods online through a range of webinars and personal advice. While some businesses have been selling online for years, many others are embracing the technology for the first time.

Mr Esner said: “With retail outlets closed, many businesses are moving to online selling for the first time ever. This type of diversification is great to see and a fantastic example of entrepreneurship. We are keen to help businesses who are looking to take this step.

"We provide the expertise and guidance they need to keep their companies trading and to stay on the right side of the regulations that come with selling on the internet."