Power up

your business with our FREE 12 Hour Business Support Courses

Business Support Courses running throughout 2022

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

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. 

Essentials for early stages of Business

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!

New dates being launched shortly! 

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.

Digital Marketing

Find out more about how Digital Marketing can help you to grow your business. Using Social Media platforms, develop a Marketing Strategy and more.  

Session 1 – Monday 24th January 2022

Session 2 – Monday 31st January 2022

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 Strategy Development

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.   

Session 1 – Wednesday 12th January 2022

Session 2 – Wednesday 19th January 2022

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. 

Video and Graphic Content Creation

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.

New dates being launched shortly! 

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.

How to Sell More

Increase your confidence and motivation for closing sales and winning more business.

Session 1 – Thursday 3rd February 2022

Session 2 – Thursday 10th February 2022

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.

Management and Leadership Skills

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. 

New dates being launched shortly! 

Who should attend? 

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

Project Management

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. 

New dates being launched shortly! 

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.

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

Session 1 – Accounting Essentials –  Monday 10th January 2022       
Session 2 – Managing Cashflow & Measuring financial performance –  Monday 17th January 2022
Session 3-  Financial Forecasting – Wednesday 26th January 2022
Session 4- Raising Finance –  Wednesday 2nd February 2022

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


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.