training

One size doesn’t fit all. We have a range of different workshops, 121 sessions and clinics to cater for your individual needs.

 

121 Advice Sessions

Whether you are starting a new business or have been running your company for 20 years, our experienced business advisors 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 a personnel, 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.

Workshops

We have a wide range of half-day and one-day workshops, 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 workshops are hands-on, so you will leave each workshop with a plan in place of how to make progress. If you are based in Bath and North East Somerset or within Swindon and Wiltshire area you might be entitled to funded support.

Find below a list of workshops we currently run. We regularly add new workshops 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.

Evening Workshop

Starting in Business

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:

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Have a better understanding of what starting a business will mean to you.

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Know what you need to do to make it successful.

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Know what you need to do to plan the business.

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Know what you need to do to execute the plan.

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Know what you need to do to plan the business.

All Day Workshop

Business Essentials for New Businesses

A one-day workshop following on from the Starting in Business workshop. This is a practical workshop which will provide you with the essential tools and information you need to set up and run your new business.
During the day, we will explore key topics such as:

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Planning your business

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Understanding your customers

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Marketing your business

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Creating the right image

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Planning the numbers

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How to keep adequate financial records

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Tax issues for start ups

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Action planning & next steps

 

4 hour Workshop

Making Your Website Work For You

During this workshop you will get a lot of tips on how you can make your website really work for you and how you can apply SEO in order to move your site higher in the Google search results. We will also cover best practices for creating effective and visitor friendly websites.

3 hour Workshop

Win More Customers

This 3 hour workshop is for you if you want to increase your customer base and learn how to go about it professionally and legally.

During this workshop you will cover:

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How to identify potential customers and understanding their needs

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Understanding the sales process, customer buying behaviour and decision making

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Understanding the different marketing methods to reach your potential customers

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Implementing and using a CRM database

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LinkedIn and other social media platforms - benefits and results

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How to plan and implement a marketing campaign

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Sales closing techniques - asking for the business

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

 

4 hour Workshop

Creating Content for Digital Marketing

This workshop is for businesses looking to grow, raise awareness or enhance their digital presence, through creating compelling content online.

Marketing in the digital space offers many opportunities to businesses, but poorly planned and written content can do more harm than good to your business. Learn how to write inspiring content for variety of digital marketing channels such as websites, blogs, social media and email.

The outcome of the workshop is to understand how Digital Marketing is much more than just a website; but using its potential to bring in, and retain, customers to grow your business.

All Day WorKSHop

Finance Essentials for Business Owners

If you find business finance and forecasting daunting or want to understand what your bookkeeper or accountant is telling you, this workshop is for you.

By the end of the workshop you will:

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Have an understanding of commonly used business financial terminology

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Understand the importance of and difference between cash & profit

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To be able to set up and complete a cash flow

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To be able to complete bookkeeping tasks & understand the importance of financial record keeping

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To be able to cost & price your product or service

Strategy and Business Planning

All Day Workshop

This workshop is aimed at owners of established businesses looking to grow – by whatever measure you use. It could be turnover, staff, number of outlets or any other variable that you want to increase, but the bottom line is the real key.

This workshop will outline the steps you need to take to move closer to your goals and help you understand some of the challenges you could face in transforming your business.

Clinics

Clinics provide our clients with an opportunity to be trained on a specific topic of running a business. Examples of topics could be, setting up your social media, managing cash-flow, submitting your tax return or writing a marketing plan. We will start with talking about your business needs and then go down to practical training to provide you with the knowledge you need to put it into practice.

If you need training on a specific topic, get in touch with us to discuss how we can help.

If your business is based in Bath and North East Somerset or Wiltshire 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 enterprise to flourish and grow.

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

Fromeforde House, Church Rd, Yate, Bristol BS37 5JB