Business Training – Free and Subsidised

Business Training Courses Colchester

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 business 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


NEW to our range of Colchester Business Training Courses – Colbea’s Big Skills Takeaway, a series of practical, bite-size, ‘How to…’ seminars providing you with essential skills. See below for more information and dates…

Colbea offers business 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

Don’t miss out on your £2000 of FREE* business support

Do you have an inspired idea to start your own business? Have you ever dreamed of becoming a successful self-employed business woman? Let us help you take your business idea to market for FREE* Colbea is launching In the Market for Success. A brand new complete business start-up course for women in business – FREE* […]

Free workshop: Introduction to Business

ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT STARTING A BUSINESS IN 2016? POWER UP YOUR BUSINESS WITH EXPERT GUIDANCE AT OUR FREE ONE-DAY BUSINESS WORKSHOP. This free one-day workshop 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, your finances and explore your business idea in depth. We’ve helped […]

Grow & Change Workshop Programme

  Training for Business Leaders in Essex   Scheduled for April – June 2017   This 4-Step Grow & Change Workshop Programme is designed to support growing businesses that will benefit from boosting the leadership, change management and other personal and business development skills that will assist them in moving their businesses forward. Although each […]

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’    

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.

James Cracknell

Business Advisor
James Cracknell has had an extensive career in multiple industries including 28 years in finance. A former franchisee and social entrepreneur he uses his experiences to help others to achieve their goals. He is an advocate for his local community, a Trustee for Anglian Community Trust a health and well-being charity. He uses his extensive network to connect people as well as to offer others the chance to find new opportunity. He has a degree in Leadership and Management and specialism in Innovation and Design. A constant learner he uses social media to develop Colbea's brand as well as his own.

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