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your business with our FREE 12 Hour Business Support Courses


*New Courses and Dates added*

Business Support Courses running throughout 2021

South East Business Boost
FREE 12 Hour Courses are split into
4 x 3 hour workshops
Businesses are required to attend the 4 dates listed

The South East Business Boost 12 hour courses are open to new and established businesses in the Essex, Southend and Thurrock local authority areas. 

Designed to help to get your business moving again post pandemic. 


Option 1 - Essentials for early stages of Business *NEW COURSE*

The business essentials for the early days of your business journey. Covering, Products and Customers, Channels and Relationships, Running the Business and Making the Numbers stick!  

8th September (Module 1) 

15th September (Module 2)

22nd September (Module 3) 

29th September (Module 4)

Who should attend? 

New Businesses owners that want to ensure they have all the right things in place to trade.  Businesses owners trading less than 3 years that want to review their current business strategy.

Option 2 - Digital Marketing and How to Sell More

Find out more about how Digital Marketing can help you to grow your business. Using Social Media platforms, develop a Marketing Strategy and more. Followed by, How to Sell More, increasing your confidence and motivation for closing sales and winning more business.

20th September (Digital Marketing – Module 1)

27th September (Digital Marketing – Module 2)

7th October (How to Sell More – Module 1)

15th October (How to Sell More – Module 2)

Who should attend? 

 Businesses that want to understand the best Social Media platforms for their business. Businesses that want help to develop a Digital Marketing strategy. People who want to grow their business via Digital Marketing.  Business owners that need confidence with selling. Business owners that want to increase sales to the right customers. 

Option 3 - Business Strategy Development including Financial Planning

Achieve a  thorough understanding of your entire business on a single page with an action plan of what needs to get done in a timely manner with our Business Strategy workshop, followed by the insights of Financial planning for your business.   Whether you are experienced in running a business or just starting up, understanding the numbers is a key ingredient for success. These bite-sized courses will give you an introduction to the key financial considerations for any business. 

9th September (Business Strategy – Module 1) 

14th September (Business Strategy- Module 2)

4th October (Finance – Module 1)

11th October (Finance – Module 2)

Who should attend? 

Businesses that want to review and develop their current business strategy. Businesses that need to develop a new way of finding and communicating with customers. Businesses owners that want to know how they are perceived by their customers. Experience or start up businesses wanting to understand the numbers. 

Option 4 - Video and Graphic Content Creation for Marketing *NEW COURSE*

This exciting new course allows businesses to learn how to how to create visually appealing digital content to help your business stand out online and create engaging video content for your business.  Given the importance of visual media in today’s society, the moving image is by far the most important form of advertising that exists.  This course shows you how to create stunning video & Graphic content for use online.

3rd November (Video Creation – Module 1) 

4th November (Graphic Content Creation – Module 1) 

10th November (Video Creation – Module 2) 

11th November (Graphic Content Creation– Module 2) 

Who should attend? 

 Aimed at small to medium sized businesses, this course will show you how to use free design software to create graphic materials for your business whilst being guided by an expert tutor.

Option 5 - How to Sell More including In-depth Customer Engagement

Increase your confidence and motivation for closing sales and winning more business, followed increasing your knowledge and gain insights about how to retain & grow your clients and increase your revenue with in-dept Customer Engagement. 

7th October (How to Sell More – Module 1)

15th October (How to Sell More -Module 2)

15th November (Customer Engagement – Module 1)

23rd November (Customer Engagement – Module 2) 

Who should attend? 

  Business owners that need confidence with selling. Business owners that want to increase sales to the right customers.  Established business owners that have an existing client base.  Business owners that want tools & processes to increase client retention levels and grow revenue from existing clients & customers.

Option 6 - Digital Marketing Strategy and Graphic Content Creation

Find out more about how Digital Marketing can help you to grow your business. How to use Social Media platforms, develop a Marketing Strategy and much more.  Followed by how to make Graphic Content for your business, learn how to create visually appealing digital content to help your business stand out online. 

20th September (Digital Marketing – Module 1)

27th September (Digital Marketing – Module 2) 

4th November (Content Creation – Module 1)

11th November (Content Creation – Module 2) 

Who should attend? 

Businesses that want to understand the best Social Media platforms for their business. Businesses that want help to develop a Digital Marketing strategy. People who want to grow their business via Digital Marketing. All businesses wanting to learn how to create their own graphic content. 

Option 7 - Developing Effective Teams *NEW COURSE*

This course helps businesses to develop effective teams, how to motivate staff, retain talent and grow your business developing a strong team.  Including remote management of people issues, how to resolve conflicts and effective communication. 

13th October (Module 1)

20th October (Module 2)

12th November (Module 3

17th November (Module 4) 

Who should attend? 

Businesses who want to improve their productivity. Businesses always dealing with staff issues, and absences. Businesses who do not necessarily have a designated HR person. 

Option 8 - Business Strategy Development including How to Sell More

 Achieve a thorough understanding of your entire business on a single page with an action plan of what needs to get done in a timely manner,  followed by how to increase your confidence and motivation for closing sales and winning more business.

9th September (Business Strategy – Module 1)

14th September (Business Strategy – Module 2)

7th October (How to Sell More – Module 1)

15th October (How to Sell More – Module 2) 

 

Who should attend? 

Businesses that want to review and develop their current business strategy. Businesses that need to develop a new way of finding and communicating with customers. Businesses owners that want to know how they are perceived by their customers. Business owners that need confidence with selling. Business owners that want to increase sales to the right customers. 

Option 9 - Business Strategy Development including Digital Marketing

Achieve a thorough understanding of your entire business on a single page with an action plan of what needs to get done in a timely manner, followed by finding out more about how Digital Marketing can help you to grow your business. How to use Social Media platforms, develop a Marketing Strategy and much more. 

9th September (Business Strategy – Module 1) 

14th September (Business Strategy – Module 2)

20th September (Digital Marketing – Module 1)

27th September (Digital Marketing – Module 2)  

Who should attend? 

Businesses that want to review and develop their current business strategy. Businesses that need to develop a new way of finding and communicating with customers. Businesses owners that want to know how they are perceived by their customers.  Businesses that want to understand the best Social Media platforms for their business. Businesses that want help to develop a Digital Marketing strategy. People who want to grow their business via Digital Marketing. 

Option 10 - Project Management *NEW COURSE*

Obtain a thorough understanding of the tools and techniques that modern project managers use to deliver simple and complex
projects on time and within budget. This course covers, The Project Management Canvas,  Starting a project the right way, Running the project and managing risk and completing projects. 

19th November (Module 1 ) 

25th November (Module 2)

3rd December (Module 3)

9th December (Module 4)

Who should attend? 

Businesses owners that want to introduce project management methodologies into their business. Businesses who already run projects but feel that they do not wholly succeed in meeting the needs of their customers. Businesses owners that have projects management already underway and would like an overview of the current best practice tools and techniques.

Option 11 - Managing Your Finances, Cashflow and Forecasting

 Whether you are experienced in running a business or just starting up, understanding the numbers is a key ingredient for success. These bite-sized courses will give you an introduction to the key financial considerations for any business, provide you with the tools to enable you to measure financial performance and help you to consider funding options should they be required

4th October (Module 1) 

11th October (Module 2) 

18th October (Module 3) 

1st November (Module 4) 

Who should attend? 

Start ups or experienced businesses

Get the support you need for your business!

These programme spaces are limited so don’t delay

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If you have any questions or queries regarding the programme or require any assistance with completing the registration form, please do not hesitate to contact the team.

Please note that if your business has received any support via the SEBB Programme since 2017 (including a grant, advice or workshops) then unfortunately you will not be eligible to receive further support from this programme.