training

We have a range of WEBINARS and VIRTUAL one-to-one sessions to cater for your individual needs.

 

Virtual One-to-one Advice Sessions

Whether you are starting a new business or have been running your company for 20 years, our experienced business advisers are available to discuss any business-related issue with you in a confidential meeting.

Simply book an advice session and we will be pleased to help, whether it is human resources, marketing, finance or other challenge you are facing. If we are unable to provide the answer in the meeting, we have specialist advisers available to help.

Webinars

Please note that all our face-to-face workshops are on hold due to COVID-19. Please scroll down this page to view our webinar programme.

We have a wide range of webinars available, which will give you a whole host of tools with which to start or progress your business.

Our trainers are all experts in their fields and webinars are hands-on, so you will leave each webinar with a plan in place of how to make progress. If you are based in Bath and North East Somerset area you might be entitled to funded support.

Find below a list of webinars we currently run. We regularly add new webinars onto the programme so why not sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media to keep up to date on what’s new on offer.

 1 .5 Hour WEBINAR

Effective Virtual Networking – Coffee & Cake

17th of November 11am-12.30pm

We will start with a 20 minute networking tips session on how to effectively network to achieve results, followed by the chance to Zoom network with other likeminded small businesses and discuss hot topics along with the current challenges we are all facing and how we can overcome them. This will be a facilitated networking session to help everyone get the most from it.

 1 .5 Hour WEBINAR

Facebook for Beginners – a webinar for small businesses

24th of September 11am-12.30pm

This course is aimed at those who have already set up a Facebook business page and would like to know how to best use it to reach their potential customers.

We will cover:

Z

Moving between personal and business accounts

Z

Navigation around a business page and which feature to utilise

Z

Types of posts

Z

Content ideas

Z

Getting your posts seen

1.5 HOUR Webinar 

LinkedIn Webinar

6th of October 10am – 12.30pm

Many people have set up a LinkedIn profile, have a few connections but then what? This hands-on 1 hour workshop will focus on getting the best out of LinkedIn.

During this webinar we will cover:

Z

An overview on the benefits and results you can expect

Z

Building an effective profile page

Z

Growing and nurturing relationships with your connections, who to connect with and why

Z

Targeting your audience, market and identifying opportunities

3 HOUR WEBINAR

Making Your Website Work for You

22nd October 10am – 1pm

In the UK, almost all adults are regular users of internet (99% of those between 16 and 34 and 99% of those older than 35) and about 95% of them turn to Google when they are looking for something.

 Having a website which delivers is really important to any business which uses internet as part of their marketing strategy. 

This webinar will help you to understand:

Z

how you can make your website really work for you

Z

how you can apply SEO in order to move your site higher in the Google search results

Z

how to monitor and measure performance of your website.

3 HOUR WEBINAR

Starting in Business

 17th of November 10am-1pm

This workshop helps aspiring entrepreneurs understand what it means to set up and run a business. Starting with enjoyable and interactive one hour session we will introduce you to the basic concepts of running a business and help you decide whether it is right for you.

After you have attended this event you will:

Z

Is setting up a business right for me?

Z

How will I know if my idea is viable?

Z

What funding is available & how can I apply?

Z

How do I do market research?

Z

Do I need a business plan and what should it include?

Z

What should my legal status be and who do I have to tell?

Z

What legislation do I have to comply with?

3 hour webinar

Create Your Own Job

1st October 10am – 1pm

Unemployed, redundant or at risk of redundancy?

Want to explore whether you could create your own job through starting a business?

If you answered “Yes” to these questions, our Create Your Own Job webinar is for you! During this session we will introduce you to the essential things you will need to consider and explain what support may be on offer to help you start a business.

During this webinar we will cover:

Z

The pros and cons of starting a business

Z

Ways of creating a business idea

Z

Setting goals and how to stick to them

Z

How to tell if your idea is viable

Z

Funding sources for your startup costs

Z

How starting a business could impact on any benefits you receive, both immediately and in future

Z

Basic early stage considerations – e.g. business structure, insurance, legalities and licences

Z

Next steps and where you can access more support

1.5 Hour Webinar

How to Succeed on Instagram – 3 Key Factors for Success

9th of September 10am-11.30am

Instagram turns a big 10 years in 2020 and it’s safe to say that the social networking app has changed many lives during its existence. The visual-centric platform that began as a photo-posting app has grown into a source of income for creators and a new sales channel for businesses.

There are over 23m Instagram users in the UK alone. It’s become an essential platform for travel, fashion and lifestyle brands and can be great way to tell your brand story.

In this session we will cover:

Z

How Instagram works and why you should prioritise it for your brand

Z

Instagram's algorithm

Z

3 key factors for success

Z

How you can elevate your brand and reach new clients and customers

1.5 Hour Webinar

Introduction to Search Engine Optimisation

Waiting for a new date

 Despite the increase in the use of social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter more than 80% of people still rely on search engines, such as Google, Bing and Yahoo, to find what they are looking. However, getting your site listed is just the beginning, did you know that only 50% of search users ever go past page 1 of the results and only about 10% look beyond the second page so it’s vital that your website features as highly as possible.

What’s covered:

Z

What is Search Engine Optimisation [SEO]

Z

Why search engine optimisation is vital to every business using the internet

Z

Understanding the needs of your customers through appropriate questioning

Z

How search engines work

Z

How people are searching for your business online

Z

How to optimise your website to push it up in the Search Engine Results

1.5 HOUR WEBINAR

Understanding Google Analytics

4th August 11am-12.30pm

Wouldn’t it be great if you knew how customers found your site, what they did on your site, and if they did something that you wanted them to do.The ability to get a better understanding of your customers is one of the greatest perks of doing business online. Google Analytics is a great tool that is provided, without charge, by Google and can help you understand precisely how your website is performing.

This webinar will explain:

Z

How to install Google Analytics on your website

Z

The meaning of the key data provided by Google Analytics

Z

How you can use this data to understand customer activities

Z

How you can use this data to improve the performance of your website

1.5 Hour Webinar

Finance Essentials for Limited Companies

12th August 1.30pm-3pm

If you have started or are looking to set up as a Limited Company, then this webinar is for you. It is designed to provide you with the essential tools and information you need to manage your financial records.

In this session we will cover:

Z

Understanding key financial terms

Z

How to keep adequate financial records

Z

Tax and national insurance requirements and issues to consider

Z

Action planning and next steps

1.5 Hour Webinar

Record Keeping for Sole Traders & Partnerships

12th August 3.30pm – 5pm

 If you have started or are looking to set up as a Sole Trader or a Partnership, then this webinar is for you. It is designed to provide you with the essential tools and information you need to manage your financial records.

This event is the third of three webinars.Our Business Essentials series are a must for those individuals who are close to, or who have recently started their business and forms part of our Business Start-up programme. 

What’s covered:

Z

Understanding key financial terms

Z

How to keep adequate financial records

Z

Tax and national insurance requirements and issues to consider

Z

Action planning and next steps

1.5 hour webinar

Advanced Facebook for Business

18th August 11am-12.30pm

This course is aimed at those who have already completed the Facebook for Beginners webinar or people that are already using Facebook to market their business but would like to understand it in more depth.

Z

Engage with customers, past, present and future

Z

Using Facebook insights/analytics

Z

Directly advertise your product and services through Facebook Ads

Z

Target specific sets of people through demographics, location and interests

3 hour webinar

Win More Customers – The MFactor

4th November 9.30am-12.30pm

This 1.5 hour webinar is for you if you want to increase your customer base and learn how to go about it professionally and legally.

During this webinar we will cover:

Z

How to identify potential customers and understanding their needs

Z

Understanding the sales process, customer buying behaviour and decision making

Z

Understanding the different marketing methods to reach your potential customers

Z

Implementing and using a CRM database

Z

LinkedIn and other social media platforms - benefits and results

Z

How to plan and implement a marketing campaign

Z

Sales closing techniques - asking for the business

Z

Keeping it legal - General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and changes in the law

1.5 hour WEBINAR

5 Blogging Myths – Introduction to Blogging

19th November 10am – 11.30am

If blogging is on your radar but you don’t know how to make it work for your business, join this introductory session and Q&A.  We will tackle the 5 most common myths and misconceptions about blogging for business, with plenty of pro tips and actionable information.

 Perhaps you’re worried blogging will take too long?

Or you don’t know what to talk about or how to make it interesting?

 Maybe you’re unsure how long a blog should be or how often you need to do it?

 Perhaps you don’t know what a blog is and why you would consider it?

 We will cover all above questions and more in this short but insightful webinar.

1.5 hour webinar

Introduction to Search Engine Optimisation

 Waiting for a new date

 Despite the increase in the use of social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter more than 80% of people still rely on search engines, such as Google, Bing and Yahoo, to find what they are looking. However, getting your site listed is just the beginning, did you know that only 50% of search users ever go past page 1 of the results and only about 10% look beyond the second page so it’s vital that your website features as highly as possible.

What’s covered?

Z

What is Search Engine Optimisation [SEO]

Z

Why search engine optimisation is vital to every business using the internet

Z

How search engines work

Z

How people are searching for your business online

Z

How to optimise your website to push it up in the Search Engine Results

Understanding Google Analytics

 1.5 hour Webinar

4th August 11am-12.30pm

Wouldn’t it be great if you knew how customers found your site, what they did on your site, and if they did something that you wanted them to do.

The ability to get a better understanding of your customers is one of the greatest perks of doing business online. Google Analytics is a great tool that is provided, without charge, by Google and can help you understand precisely how your website is performing.

This webinar will explain:

Z

How to install Google Analytics on your website

Z

The meaning of the key data provided by Google Analytics

Z

How you can use this data to understand customer activities

Z

How you can use this data to improve the performance of your website

1.5 HOUR Webinar

Finance Essentials for Limited Companies

 12th August 1.30pm-3pm

If you have started or are looking to set up as a Limited Company, then this webinar is for you. It is designed to provide you with the essential tools and information you need to manage your financial records.

This webinar will cover:

Z

Understanding key financial terms

Z

How to keep adequate financial records

Z

Tax and national insurance requirements and issues to consider

Z

Action planning and next steps

This event is the third of three webinars.Our Business Essentials series are a must for those individuals who are close to, or who have recently started their business and forms part of our Business Start-up programme.

1.5 Hour Webinar

Record Keeping for Sole Traders & Partnerships

12th August 3.30pm – 5pm

 If you have started or are looking to set up as a Sole Trader or a Partnership, then this webinar is for you. It is designed to provide you with the essential tools and information you need to manage your financial records.

This event is the third of three webinars.Our Business Essentials series are a must for those individuals who are close to, or who have recently started their business and forms part of our Business Start-up programme. 

What’s covered:

Z

Understanding key financial terms

Z

How to keep adequate financial records

Z

Tax and national insurance requirements and issues to consider

Z

Action planning and next steps

1.5 hour webinar

Advanced Facebook for Business

18th August 11am-12.30pm

This course is aimed at those who have already completed the Facebook for Beginners webinar or people that are already using Facebook to market their business but would like to understand it in more depth.

Z

Engage with customers, past, present and future

Z

Using Facebook insights/analytics

Z

Directly advertise your product and services through Facebook Ads

Z

Target specific sets of people through demographics, location and interests

1.5 hour webinar

Win More Customers

8th September 2pm-3.30pm

This 1.5 hour webinar is for you if you want to increase your customer base and learn how to go about it professionally and legally.

During this webinar we will cover:

Z

How to identify potential customers and understanding their needs

Z

Understanding the sales process, customer buying behaviour and decision making

Z

Understanding the different marketing methods to reach your potential customers

Z

Implementing and using a CRM database

Z

LinkedIn and other social media platforms - benefits and results

Z

How to plan and implement a marketing campaign

Z

Sales closing techniques - asking for the business

Z

Keeping it legal - General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and changes in the law

 

1.5 Hour WorKSHop

How to Succeed on Instagram – 3 Key Factors for Success

9th September 10am-11.30am

Instagram turns a big 10 years in 2020 and it’s safe to say that the social networking app has changed many lives during its existence. The visual-centric platform that began as a photo-posting app has grown into a source of income for creators and a new sales channel for businesses.

There are over 23m Instagram users in the UK alone. It’s become an essential platform for travel, fashion and lifestyle brands and can be great way to tell your brand story.

In this session we will cover:

Z

How Instagram works and why you should prioritise it for your brand

Z

Instagram's algorithm

Z

3 key factors for success

Z

How you can elevate your brand and reach new clients and customers

 1 .5 Hour WEBINAR

Effective Virtual Networking – Coffee & Cake

10th of September 11am-12.30pm

We will start with a 20 minute networking tips session on how to effectively network to achieve results, followed by the chance to Zoom network with other likeminded small businesses and discuss hot topics along with the current challenges we are all facing and how we can overcome them. This will be a facilitated networking session to help everyone get the most from it.

1.5 hour WEBINAR

5 Blogging Myths – Introduction to Blogging

15th September 10am-11.30pm

If blogging is on your radar but you don’t know how to make it work for your business, join this introductory session and Q&A.  We will tackle the 5 most common myths and misconceptions about blogging for business, with plenty of pro tips and actionable information.

 Perhaps you’re worried blogging will take too long?

Or you don’t know what to talk about or how to make it interesting?

 Maybe you’re unsure how long a blog should be or how often you need to do it?

 Perhaps you don’t know what a blog is and why you would consider it?

 We will cover all above questions and more in this short but insightful webinar.

2 HOUR WEBINAR

Starting in Business

16th September 2pm-4pm

This workshop helps aspiring entrepreneurs understand what it means to set up and run a business. Starting with enjoyable and interactive three hour session we introduce you to the basic concepts of running a business and help you decide whether it is right for you.

After you have attended this event you will:

Z

Is setting up a business right for me?

Z

How will I know if my idea is viable?

Z

What funding is available & how can I apply?

Z

How do I do market research?

Z

Do I need a business plan and what should it include?

Z

What should my legal status be and who do I have to tell?

Z

What legislation do I have to comply with?

 1 .5 Hour WEBINAR

Facebook for Beginners – a webinar for small businesses

24th of September 11am-12.30pm

This course is aimed at those who have already set up a Facebook business page and would like to know how to best use it to reach their potential customers.

We will cover:

Z

Moving between personal and business accounts

Z

Navigation around a business page and which feature to utilise

Z

Types of posts

Z

Content ideas

Z

Getting your posts seen

3 hour webinar

Create Your Own Job

1st October 10am – 1pm

Unemployed, redundant or at risk of redundancy?

Want to explore whether you could create your own job through starting a business?

If you answered “Yes” to these questions, our Create Your Own Job webinar is for you! During this session we will introduce you to the essential things you will need to consider and explain what support may be on offer to help you start a business.

During this webinar we will cover:

Z

The pros and cons of starting a business

Z

Ways of creating a business idea

Z

Setting goals and how to stick to them

Z

How to tell if your idea is viable

Z

Funding sources for your startup costs

Z

How starting a business could impact on any benefits you receive, both immediately and in future

Z

Basic early stage considerations – e.g. business structure, insurance, legalities and licences

Z

Next steps and where you can access more support

1.5 HOUR Webinar

LinkedIn Webinar

6th of October 10am – 12.30pm

Many people have set up a LinkedIn profile, have a few connections but then what? This hands-on 1 hour workshop will focus on getting the best out of LinkedIn.

During this webinar we will cover:

Z

An overview on the benefits and results you can expect

Z

Building an effective profile page

Z

Growing and nurturing relationships with your connections, who to connect with and why

Z

Targeting your audience, market and identifying opportunities

3 HOUR WEBINAR

Making Your Website Work for You

22nd October 10am – 1pm

In the UK, almost all adults are regular users of internet (99% of those between 16 and 34 and 99% of those older than 35) and about 95% of them turn to Google when they are looking for something.

 Having a website which delivers is really important to any business which uses internet as part of their marketing strategy. 

This webinar will help you understand:

Z

how you can make your website really work for you

Z

how you can apply SEO in order to move your site higher in the Google search results

Z

how to monitor and measure performance of your website.

If your business is based in Bath and North East Somerset you may be entitled to free business support. Visit our Funded Support page to find out if you meet the criteria.

Get In Touch

Why not get in touch to see how we can help your business to flourish and grow.

Customer Services
Tel: 01225 580850
email: info@coolventures.co.uk

Registered address: Old Bank House, 79 Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol BS37 6AD

Company registration number: 07713005