Colbea – The Colchester Business Enterprise Agency

The Colchester Business Enterprise Agency (Colbea) is a not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting business. Colbea delivered over 1,000 training and advice sessions in 2014/15, so it’s fair to say that we know what we’re talking about.

Colbea’s Big Skills Takeaway brings you a series of six practical, bite-size, ‘How to…’ seminars where you will learn new skills that you can take away and enjoy using straight away. IF YOU BOOK AND PAY FOR FIVE WORKSHOPS, WE’LL GIVE YOU THE SIXTH WORKSHOP FREE!

From your experienced & accredited Colbea Business Advisors, who are here to help and encourage you as a new entrepreneur – PLUS a free, comprehensive start-up guide, worth £10 (£15 RRP).

Colbea provides a variety of training courses & workshops designed specifically to help you through the different stages of your business journey.

High quality, fully-serviced office space at very competitive prices across two Colchester locations – “The perfect environment to start a new business.”

Training workshops helping you tackle essential business topics, featuring expert guest speakers and a laid-back networking opportunity.

Meeting and Training rooms available at both of our Colchester offices for hire at competitive rates.

Our business advice / training services are either free of charge or heavily subsidised. This is made possible through the generous support of Colchester Borough Council and by sponsorship from other businesses in Colchester. Please use the links below to explore our current sponsors, directors and team.

Do you have a young business with raw potential? Are you looking to take your business to the next level? Or do you have a great business idea and need help to get started? The Big Business Boost is here to give you the support, training and maybe even the cash you need to be an Essex business success story. The Essex BIG Business Boost is an inclusive business competition which exists to celebrate the diversity of entrepreneurial ability across the county.

The BEST Growth Hub aims to help your business to identify and release its potential with free business support for growth. It provides a focal point for businesses that are looking to increase their competitiveness and grow. It offers a great choice of advice, training, networking and more, all tailored to your needs.








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