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Colbea and Invest ESSEX Launch ‘Back in Business’ Course

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In conjunction with Invest ESSEX, The Colchester Business Enterprise Agency (Colbea) are running a fully funded business start-up package for those looking to run their own business – including those who are retired, recently redundant ex-services or just looking for change.

The six courses will be running weekly from Tuesday 22nd October 2019 to Tuesday 3rd December 2019 from 6pm – 9pm at The Colchester Business Centre in Colchester.

About the course
The programme includes:
6 expert training workshops covering key business areas
Dedicated support in writing your business plan
12-month virtual tenancy at the Colchester Business Centre (worth over £550)
A free test-trade spot on Colchester Market – sell, showcase, survey or sample your business on the buying public
Professional business support from experienced advisors & expert speakers

Course dates
22nd October 2019 – Workshop 1: Corporate Structures/Business Planning/Operating a Business
29th October 2019 – Workshop 2: Marketing Strategies
12th November 2019 – Workshop 3: Finance Workshop/Forecasting and Budgeting
19th November 2019 – Workshop 4: Legal Frameworks/Terms and Conditions/Contracts/HR & Staff Issues
23rd November 2019 – Market Day
3rd December 2019 – Workshop 6: Summary/Review and Reflection/Review Business Plans
Access to other networking and training opportunities

If you are interested in this course, please register here.

Places are limited so please book your place to avoid disappointment. 

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Franceska on 01206 548833 or email


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