Business Training Courses

Colbea runs a variety of specific business training courses; all designed to help you at every stage of your business journey.
Our training courses are hands-on, interactive, and will help you take proactive steps towards business success.

Latest Training Courses

Colbea offers a range of business training programmes and courses to help you successfully start-up and grow your business.

 

See below for further details on our forthcoming business training courses. Book today to develop the skills to take your business to the next level.

First Steps to
Start-up Success

29-30th September 2021

What will I learn?

First Steps to Start-up Success is a comprehensive training course for those starting up or developing a new business.

 

This business training workshop – split into three bite-sized sessions – will take you step-by-step through the process of setting up and structuring your business.

 

It’s all about getting started – how to prepare yourself and your finances, and exploring your business idea in depth.

 

WHAT’S COVERED?

  • Getting yourself ‘business ready’
  • Making your marketing work
  • Business banking
  • Managing your business money
  • Preparing for business planning
  • Your next action steps

We’ve helped thousands of new businesses get started. Will you be our next success story?

 

This course takes place at the following times:

 

  • Wednesday 29th September, 14:30 – 17:30 (3 hours)
  • Thursday 30th September, 10:00 – 13:00 (3 hours)
Who is this course for?

Anyone looking to start-up or develop a new business or idea.

No prior business knowledge is required.

A £5 booking fee applies.

Hello
Future!

27th October 2021

What will I learn?

We will identify your strengths and capabilities, build your confidence, support you to find the right opportunities, and prepare you to be a successful candidate in business or employment.


Entrepreneur or employee? Either way, finding your ideal role can be a daunting process. This training is delivered by real people; business owners and employees, sharing real experiences, tips, hints, and resources to support you taking your next step to successful entrepreneurship or employment.

 

WHAT’S COVERED?

  • Help you understand the differences and commonalities between running your own business and employment.
  • Work through some exercises to identify the best route for you at this point in your life.
  • Give you tools and strategies to prepare you for your next steps.
  • Give you the opportunity to try out your networking skills in a safe environment with a group of people making similar decisions.

WHEN IS IT?

This course takes place at the following times:

Wednesday 27 October – Wednesday 15 December 2021.

  • 27th October
  • 3rd November
  • 17th November
  • 24th November
  • 8th December
  • 15th December

Each session starts at 12.00 midday and finishes at 3.30pm.

Who is this course for?

18-24 years-olds in Tendring and Colchester who want to start their own business or learn skills to help them get a job.

 

You may benefit from this course if you:

 

  • Have left education or an apprenticeship and are finding it difficult to move on.
  • Have been made redundant or lost your job for other reasons.
  • Are in a job which pays the bills, but you don’t feel it’s taking you forward.

First Steps to
Start-up Success

9-10th November 2021

What will I learn?

First Steps to Start-up Success is a comprehensive training course for those starting up or developing a new business.

 

This business training workshop – split into three bite-sized sessions – will take you step-by-step through the process of setting up and structuring your business.

 

It’s all about getting started – how to prepare yourself and your finances, and exploring your business idea in depth.

 

WHAT’S COVERED?

  • Getting yourself ‘business ready’
  • Making your marketing work
  • Business banking
  • Managing your business money
  • Preparing for business planning
  • Your next action steps

We’ve helped thousands of new businesses get started. Will you be our next success story?

 

This course takes place at the following times:

 

  • Tuesday 9th November, 09:30 – 12:30 (3 hours)
  • Wednesday 10th November, 09:30 – 12:30 (3 hours)
Who is this course for?

Anyone looking to start-up or develop a new business or idea.

No prior business knowledge is required.

A £5 booking fee applies.

First Steps to
Start-up Success

11-12th January 2022

What will I learn?

First Steps to Start-up Success is a comprehensive training course for those starting up or developing a new business.

 

This business training workshop – split into three bite-sized sessions – will take you step-by-step through the process of setting up and structuring your business.

 

It’s all about getting started – how to prepare yourself and your finances, and exploring your business idea in depth.

 

WHAT’S COVERED?

  • Getting yourself ‘business ready’
  • Making your marketing work
  • Business banking
  • Managing your business money
  • Preparing for business planning
  • Your next action steps

We’ve helped thousands of new businesses get started. Will you be our next success story?

 

This course takes place at the following times:

 

  • Tuesday 11th January, 14:30 – 17:30 (3 hours)
  • Wednesday 12th January, 09:30 – 12:30 (3 hours)
Who is this course for?

Anyone looking to start-up or develop a new business or idea.

No prior business knowledge is required.

A £5 booking fee applies.

Hello
Future!

2nd February 2022

What will I learn?

We will identify your strengths and capabilities, build your confidence, support you to find the right opportunities, and prepare you to be a successful candidate in business or employment.


Entrepreneur or employee? Either way, finding your ideal role can be a daunting process. This training is delivered by real people; business owners and employees, sharing real experiences, tips, hints, and resources to support you taking your next step to successful entrepreneurship or employment.

 

WHAT’S COVERED?

  • Help you understand the differences and commonalities between running your own business and employment.
  • Work through some exercises to identify the best route for you at this point in your life.
  • Give you tools and strategies to prepare you for your next steps.
  • Give you the opportunity to try out your networking skills in a safe environment with a group of people making similar decisions.

WHEN IS IT?

This course takes place at the following times:

Wednesday 27 October – Wednesday 15 December 2021.

  • 27th October
  • 3rd November
  • 17th November
  • 24th November
  • 8th December
  • 15th December

Each session starts at 12.00 midday and finishes at 3.30pm.

Who is this course for?

18-24 years-olds in Tendring and Colchester who want to start their own business or learn skills to help them get a job.

 

You may benefit from this course if you:

 

  • Have left education or an apprenticeship and are finding it difficult to move on.
  • Have been made redundant or lost your job for other reasons.
  • Are in a job which pays the bills, but you don’t feel it’s taking you forward.

Change &
Grow

Ongoing Program

What will I learn?

The Change & Grow programme consists of three elements: a Diagnostic of the current business, Development and identification of new skills, and Delivery of putting your newly acquired skills and learning into practice. It will ultimately prepare businesses for the long-term future and the changing world around us whilst promoting sustainable growth.

 

Diagnostic & Mentoring Support

Each business will undergo a ‘diagnostic session’, which will focus on three core areas of Capacity, Connections, and Cash. After the diagnostic session, your advisor will recommend a minimum of three online workshops for you to attend.

 

Development – Workshops / Webinars and Mentoring

Your advisor will recommend workshops for you, but you are able to choose from any of the following sessions:

  • Leadership – injecting you and your business with positivity
  • Creativity – new approaches to problem-solving
  • The Innovative you – don’t fight the competition outthink them
  • Fit – three steps towards growth
  • Sustainability – keeping the world intact
  • Teams – forming, growing and leading
  • Sales – creating a process for success
  • Marketing – right message, right place, right time
  • Financial heaven – avoiding financial hell

Delivery

Follow-on sessions with your business mentor to help you continually develop your business.

 

This is an ongoing course and can be booked at any time.

Who is this course for?
This programme is for residents of Tendring and Colchester, for businesses of any size, at any stage, and in any sector, but would be more beneficial to existing businesses (i.e., those who have been trading for at least three months) or businesses looking to grow and diversify.

First Steps to
Start-up Success

1st-2nd March 2022

What will I learn?

First Steps to Start-up Success is a comprehensive training course for those starting up or developing a new business.

 

This business training workshop – split into three bite-sized sessions – will take you step-by-step through the process of setting up and structuring your business.

 

It’s all about getting started – how to prepare yourself and your finances, and exploring your business idea in depth.

 

WHAT’S COVERED?

  • Getting yourself ‘business ready’
  • Making your marketing work
  • Business banking
  • Managing your business money
  • Preparing for business planning
  • Your next action steps

We’ve helped thousands of new businesses get started. Will you be our next success story?

 

This course takes place at the following times:

 

  • Tuesday 1st March, 14:30 – 17:30 (3 hours)
  • Wednesday 2nd March, 09:30 – 12:30 (3 hours)
Who is this course for?

Anyone looking to start-up or develop a new business or idea.

No prior business knowledge is required.

A £5 booking fee applies.

Hello
Future!

18th May 2022

What will I learn?

We will identify your strengths and capabilities, build your confidence, support you to find the right opportunities, and prepare you to be a successful candidate in business or employment.


Entrepreneur or employee? Either way, finding your ideal role can be a daunting process. This training is delivered by real people; business owners and employees, sharing real experiences, tips, hints, and resources to support you taking your next step to successful entrepreneurship or employment.

 

WHAT’S COVERED?

  • Help you understand the differences and commonalities between running your own business and employment.
  • Work through some exercises to identify the best route for you at this point in your life.
  • Give you tools and strategies to prepare you for your next steps.
  • Give you the opportunity to try out your networking skills in a safe environment with a group of people making similar decisions.

WHEN IS IT?

This course takes place at the following times:

Wednesday 27 October – Wednesday 15 December 2021.

  • 27th October
  • 3rd November
  • 17th November
  • 24th November
  • 8th December
  • 15th December

Each session starts at 12.00 midday and finishes at 3.30pm.

Who is this course for?

18-24 years-olds in Tendring and Colchester who want to start their own business or learn skills to help them get a job.

 

You may benefit from this course if you:

 

  • Have left education or an apprenticeship and are finding it difficult to move on.
  • Have been made redundant or lost your job for other reasons.
  • Are in a job which pays the bills, but you don’t feel it’s taking you forward.

Call 01206 489352 or contact us here.

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