Small Business Guide to GDPR

Everything you need to support your journey to GDPR compliance


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affects most small businesses – including sole traders and freelancers. The law has changed about how personal data can be collected, used, stored and shared. 

If you don't have the right processes in place, you could be liable for a fine.

Does GDPR apply to your small business?

Almost definitely.

  • Are you collecting information about individuals such as emaill address, postal address, name, IP address?
  • Do you have a marketing mailing list?
  • Do you send out e-newsletters?
  • Do you have any kind of spreadsheet, database or software that holds personal details of people living in the UK or EU?

If so, you need to be aware of your obligations under GDPR. You can’t ignore this legislation, and a breach could prove expensive both in monetary terms but also your reputation could suffer.

I’m Lesley Cooley, a BCS qualified Data Protection Officer with over 15 years data protection experience. I’ve created a simple guide for small businesses that takes you through the legal minefield of GDPR and tells you simply what YOU need to do.

I guide you through the business basics;

  • How and where the law applies to your business.
  • What changes you must make NOW.
  • When you are a ‘data controller’ or a ‘data processor’ – and what the difference is.
  • How to make sure that your email marketing sticks to the rules.
  • How long you can store information.

GDPR and Small Businesses

I was asked to create this course because the information available to small business owners about GDPR was over-complicated and confusing. Small business owners like you and I are busy enough without trying to detangle complicated legal terms and interpret regulations. We need simple, accurate and easy to use information.

So – I’ve stripped out all of the unnecessary jargon and made this training easy to understand and implement. I know you don’t have the time to wade through pages of legal speak so I’ve decoded the law for you and made it easy to find the parts that apply to your small business.

I’ve created a complete guide that doesn’t just quote the law, it explains what YOU have to do. I explain in simple terms how to implement GDPR into your small business, what you MUST do now and what will place you in the spotlight and in line for a fine.


The training is presented in bite-size chunks and I’ve created a set of documents you can take away and use in your business NOW.

  • OVER 30 ‘How to’ videos.
  • Clearly presented information about GDPR targeted to YOUR small business.
  • Sample documents you can take away and use straight away.
  • Customisable downloads that can be adapted to your own small business.
  • A FREE Facebook Group.

We all know that legislation can change; I’ll also keep a close eye on any updates and news and keep adding useful information.


All of this useful content and support for a one-off payment of £199.

Buy now and get the support and knowledge you need to be able to comply with the new data protection rules!

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Course Curriculum

Welcome to the Small Businesses pack
Collecting information
Subject Access Requests
What happens when it goes wrong?
Data Portability, right to be forgotten, right to object

What's included?

42 Videos
2 Quizzes
3 Texts
3 PDFs

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