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What is a small business course?

Small businesses courses will provide you with a comprehensive idea of everything you will need if you're interested in starting and running your own business! From appraising your business idea, to market research, to financial advice, these courses will guide you step-by-step through everything you will need to know to plan and establish your business.

Throughout these courses, certified and professional instructors will also hold talks and group discussions, during which key aspects of business planning will be extensively covered, primarily:

  • How to construct a focused and workable business plan
  • How to promote your business, what finance options are available and the best way to form the business and business regulations
  • How to set up and use social media ie Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest

Amongst many others. 

Why should you take up a small business course? 

Whether you think you've got the best idea of the century or else simply interested to learn more about the world of business, then these courses are definitely the place to begin! From strategy and business planning to pricing and marketing, these courses will get you all geared up and ready for your new endeavor. 

Failing will naturally be a big worry for you in the start, but both tutors, as well as professionals in the field, will make sure to offer you with all the best help and support you will need to ensure you have your feet on the ground to make your business a success. 

So, if you're aspiring on becoming the next Jeff Bezos, then have a look at our small business courses and see which one is most suitable to your level and needs! 

What will you learn throughout a small business course?

This course is principally comprised of five primary module areas which cover a range of other sub-topics, some of which include: 

  1. Thinking of Starting a Business
    • The problems and potential of small-business start-up
    • Sources of information
    • Why start a business
    • Financial and Legal Issues

  2. Finance for Business Start-Up
    • Looking after your money
    • Budgeting for personal survival
    • Financial Responsibilities
    • Common causes of financial failure

  3. Marketing for Business Start-Up
    • What is Marketing? 
    • Marketing in Practice
    • The 7Ps of Marketing
    • Marketing Plans
    • Marketing Strategies

  4. Business Planning for Business Start-Up
    • Purpose of a Business Plan
    • Demands and Limitations of Business Planning
    • Basic Aspects of Business Planning
    • SWOT Analysis

  5. Communicating for Success in Business
    • Networking
    • Defining Communication
    • The Communication Cycle
    • Written Communication

Through this curriculm, you will therefore have:

  • Learned key steps to increase your chances of success and minimise risk
  • Learned how to handle and recruit staff and administrative issues
  • Understood how to market your business, identify competition, pricing and branding strategies

In addition, by the end of this course, you will also have the opportunity to create your own business plan and pitch it to your tutor. This will not only provide you with the chance to put your knowledge to the test, but also gain valuable feedback and guidance which will help you improve and prepare yourself better for the future.

What study options are available for small business courses?

A quick search through our website will help you find over 200 small business courses all over the UK. From institutions to universities, to online, these classes are offered in various ways, giving you the option to choose the most ideal channel that best suits you!


A classroom course will take place at a designed time and location. This is a great option for the individual who wants to take training into their own hands or a small business who just needs to have a few employees trained.


Online training is an option for those who favor flexibility. Individuals can participate in the course at their own pace and on their own time.

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