Are you thinking about starting a business? Before you do, here are 5 courses that could help you.

Bookkeeping

Accounting in a small business can make the difference between a smooth tax payment and a stressful end of tax year. You can learn the basics of manual accounting and the computerised accounting using the SAGE software. Take a look at the bookkeeping courses here.

Web Design for Business

WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. Businesses have adopted in to create and manage their websites.On this course you will take a step-by-step tour through a WordPress site and see how the different functions work and how to make your site your own. You will learn to plan your site, create pages & posts, and use themes & plugins to add the functionality you need. Take a look at the Web Design for Business courses here.

Social Media for Business

Social media is vital for most businesses in today’s world. We will help you find a direction to take your social media and make the most of it. Developed to help groups, charities and businesses alike, attendees will learn how to link online activity to the aspirations and objectives of their organisation.

Learning will focus around six key areas of Forming Objectives, Governance, Activity Management, Listening and Engaging, and Measuring and Refining. Attendees use their own social media activity to create a Social Media Strategy that can be implemented whilst it’s being developed. Take a look at the Social Media for Business courses here.

Confidence in Public Speaking

It’s quite likely at some point, if you’re running your own business, that you’re going to have to talk to someone. This might not be a huge presentation in front of hundreds, but more likely a pitch in front of a group of clients or investors.

Gain confidence and practice techniques for public speaking to give yourself the best chance. Take a look at the Confidence in Public Speaking course here.

ECDL Level 1-3

For those looking for something a little more advanced, take a look at our ECDL courses. These look at using the popular Microsoft office programmes including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. You will also gain a recognised qualification.

Find our more about these courses here.