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

Check out our business advisors and coaches explaining key topics for the start-up businesses!

Trevor Edwards – ‘Vision, goals and purpose’ James Cracknell – ‘Building Networks. B.I.G.’ Michael Veasey – ‘Tips to Improve Profitability Within Your Business’ Keith Powell – ‘Advertising’    

BEST Growth Hub – Upcoming workshops

BEST Growth Hub       The BEST Workshops Programme for Start-up Businesses Led by business professionals who have already assisted hundreds new  entrepreneurs to build their own successful enterprises, these FREE workshops give you the opportunity to explore the essential requirements of planning , starting and running your own business. During the workshops you’ll […]

Small Steps Big Changes – 7th March from 10am – 12pm, FREE taster session 15th February 2016

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! What is Small Steps, Big Changes? Small Steps, Big Changes is a funded business support package worth over £2000, but costs you only […]

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