Business Training – Free and Subsidised

Colbea runs a variety of specific business training courses, designed to help you at every stage of your business journey. Colbea training course are hands on, interactive, and will help you take proactive steps towards running a more successful business. You will find courses covering topics such as;

• How to start a business
• Marketing
• Finances
• Trading legally eg. insurance, tax, national insurance and other legislative advice
• Creating your Business Plan
• Accessing Funding
• What to do next

Running courses specific for start up, new businesses, pre start and even Women in Business, check below to find out more about which Colbea course is made to help you improve your business.

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Business training

Current Courses

BEST Growth Hub – Tuesday 1st December – An Introduction to Running Your Own Business 9.30am – 4.00pm

        The BEST Workshops Programme for Start-up Businesses Day 1: Introduction to running your own business – Tuesday 1st December 9.30am – 4.00pm: Chelmsford Central Baptist Church, Victoria Road South, Chelmsford CM1 1LN Led by business professionals who have already assisted hundreds new  entrepreneurs to build their own successful enterprises, these FREE […]

Small Steps Big Changes – 11th January from 10am – 12pm

Women in Business Business Start-up Training exclusively for women. If you have an inspired idea to start your own business or dream of becoming self-employed then Small Steps, Big Changes is for you! Small Steps, Big Changes is a funded business training programme designed to help women in and around Colchester start their own business. The […]

Our Trainers

Trevor Edwards

Business Trainer
Trevor Edwards originally formed his own business development and training consultancy in 1991, having previously gained 20 years business management experience with several blue-chip companies. During this time he headed up operating divisions for three companies, managing strategic product development, marketing and sales initiatives. As an independent consultant and business advisor he has worked with clients in a variety of market sectors including retail, leisure, print and publishing, computer systems and ICT in the UK and in France. He also has extensive specialist knowledge in the development of new technologies. Trevor is a director of People Spark Co. Ltd, specialising in developing and implementing training and education programmes built round the specific needs of individuals and organisations.

To enquire about prices and availability, please contact us on 01206 548833 or