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Access to Business won’t let COVID-19 get in the way of providing clients with the best of our services! Browse our new and existing courses and get a head-start back to work.

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Introduction to Self Employment

Ready to start and grow your own business? Get the best guidance and support you need to succeed!
Book your FREE place by emailing us at enquiries@access2business.co.uk or call Paula on 01902 572 397.

Free Online Webinars

  • Employment Support
  • Self-Employment Support
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • IT Training
  • Other Webinars

Tips to Improve Your CV

July Dates: 7th | 14th | 21st | 28th
August Dates: 4th | 11th | 18th | 25th
September: 1st | 8th | 15th | 22nd | 29th
October Dates: 6th | 13th | 20th | 27th

Discover the importance of having a strong CV, and identify exactly what the employer is looking for. Find out what you should and shouldn’t include on your CV and understand what to include in your cover letter.

Every Tuesday from 12PM – 1PM with advisor Simon Moore

For more information contact Simon on 01902 572 397 or email him at simon@access2business.co.uk

Interview Skills

July Dates: 10th | 17th | 24th | 31st
August Dates: 7th | 14th | 21st | 28th
September: 4th | 11th | 18th | 25th
October Dates: 2nd | 9th | 16th | 23rd | 30th

Learn how to effectively plan for your interview day and land the job you want! Establish what your potential employer is looking for, prepare strong answers and discover the secrets to shine through your interview.

Every Friday approx. 1 Hour with advisor Simon Moore

For more information contact Simon on 01902 572 397 or email him at simon@access2business.co.uk

Facebook for Business

Available Dates: Tuesday 15th December

Facebook is the biggest social network in the world, it is used by millions of organisations to showcase what they do and also to undertake targeted advertising.

This support is aimed at sole traders, SME’s and start-up businesses who do not have a Facebook page or have set one up which is not active.

The workshop will include:

  • How to Create a Facebook Page
  • Settings & the Menu Bar
  • Posting, Events & Scheduling
  • Engaging

Every 6 weeks | 9.30AM – 12.30PM approx 3 hours

For more information contact us on 01902 572 397 

Business Planning

Workshop 1: 27th | 28th | 29th | 30th July
Workshop 2: 24th | 25th | 26th | 27th August
Workshop 3: 21st | 22nd | 23rd | 24th September
Workshop 4: 19th | 20th | 21st | 22nd October
Workshop 5: 16th | 17th | 18th | 19th November

Receive advice and information about the legal implications of working for yourself, the need for a Business Plan, Health and Safety issues, different forms of trading. This course is delivered over 4 consecutive days.

Monday to Thursday Every 4 weeks | 9:30AM approx 1.5 hours | with advisor Gary Lees

You will need to attend ALL 4 session dates in a workshop group

For more information contact Gary on 01902 572 397 or email him at gary@access2business.co.uk

Marketing

Workshop 1: 4th | 5th | 6th August
Workshop 2: 1st | 2nd | 3rd September
Workshop 3: 29th | 30th September & 1st October
Workshop 4: 27th | 28th | 29th October
Workshop 5: 24th | 25th | 26th November

Receive advice and information covering research topics, methods, customer care, customer profile, customer segmentation, SWOT analysis. Delivered over 3 consecutive days.

Tuesday to Thursday every 4 weeks | 9:30AM approx 1.5 hours | with advisor Carole Taylor

You will need to attend ALL 3 session dates in a workshop group

For more information contact Carole on 01902 572 397 or email her at carole@access2business.co.uk

Business Finance

Workshop 1: 10th | 11th | 12th | 13th August
Workshop 2: 7th | 8th | 9th | 10th September
Workshop 3: 5th | 6th | 7th | 8th October
Workshop 4: 2nd | 3rd | 4th | 5th November
Workshop 5: 30th November & 1st | 2nd | 3rd December

Receive advice and information including a Personal Survival Budget, Business Survival Budget, pricing, sales forecast, cashflow forecast. Delivered over 4 consecutive days.

Monday to Thursday every 4 weeks | 9:30AM approx 1.5 hours | with advisor Gary Lees

You will need to attend ALL 4 session dates in a workshop group

For more information contact Gary on 01902 572 397 or email him at gary@access2business.co.uk

Bookkeeping

Workshop 1: 17th | 20th July
Workshop 2: 28th August | 1st September
Workshop 3: 9th | 12th October
Workshop 4: 20th | 23rd November

Gain an understanding of what bookkeeping is and how to establish an effective bookkeeping method. Receive information on income and expenditure, direct and indirect costs, turnover and profit. Delivered over 2 days on a Friday and the following Monday.

Friday/Monday every 6 weeks | 9:30AM approx 1.5 hours | with advisor Jim Brennan

You will need to attend BOTH session dates in a workshop group

For more information contact Jim on 01902 572 397 or email him at jim@access2business.co.uk

Self-Assessment

Workshop 1: 24th | 27th July
Workshop 2: 4th | 7th September
Workshop 3: 16th | 19th | 23rd October
Workshop 4: 27th | 30th November

This session will provide an understanding of tax and NI rates, how to register for self-assessment with HMRC, how to complete a self-assessment tax return, review Making Tax Digital and discuss software options. Delivered over 2 days on a Friday and the following Monday.

Friday & Monday every 6 weeks | 9:30AM approx 1.5 hours | with advisor Jim Brennan

You will need to attend BOTH session dates in a workshop group

For more information contact Jim on 01902 572 397 or email him at jim@access2business.co.uk

Social Media

Available Dates: 14th July | 25th August | 6th October | 17th November

Get an insight into social media platforms, including how to plan and create a strategy, how to run a successful social media campaign, introduction to ads and boosts and using analytics to your advantage.

Every 6 weeks | 9:30AM approx 3.5 hours | with advisor Ireena Uppal

For more information contact Ireena on 01902 572 397 

Coffee & Catch Up

July: 7th | 14th | 21st | 28th
August: 4th | 11th | 18th | 25th
September: 1st | 8th | 15th | 22nd | 29th
October: 6th | 13th | 20th | 27th
November: 3rd | 10th | 17th | 24th

An opportunity to network with like-minded ladies in business and share best practice for business growth and development.

Every Tuesday from 11:30AM – 12:30PM with advisors Carole Taylor & Carol Slater

For more information contact either Carole Taylor or Carol Slater on 01902 572 397 or email them at carole@access2business.co.uk or carol.slater@access2business.co.uk

Introduction to Business and Everyday Sign Language

July Dates: 9th | 23nd
August Dates: 6th | 20th
September: 3rd | 17th
October: 1st | 15th | 29th

Learn how to: Make a basic introduction and ask a question and respond. Sign 20 basic words including days of week, people and transport. Put two sentences together with the words learnt. Sign basic words relevant to self-employment.

Every second Thursday from 10AM – 11AM with advisor Jess Cockerham

For more information contact Jess on 01902 572 397 or email her at jess@access2business.co.uk

Social Media for Business

July: 9th | 16th | 23rd | 30th
August: 6th | 13th | 20th | 27th
September: 3rd | 10th | 17th | 24th
October: 1st | 8th | 15th | 22nd | 29th
November: 5th | 12th | 19th | 26th
December: 3rd | 10th | 17th

An overview of using Social Media appropriately and productively. The course will enable you to decide on a suitable structure and develop a Social Media strategy.

Every Thursday | 1:30PM approx 1½ hours | with advisor Lester Knight

For more information contact Lester on 01902 572 397 or email him at lester@access2business.co.uk

Introduction to Self Employment

July: 8th | 22nd
August: 5th | 19th
September: 2nd | 16th

Get the best overview of the self employment support available from Access to Business.

Every second Wednesday | 12PM – 12:30PM with advisor Gary Lees

For more information contact Gary Lees on 01902 572 397 or email him at gary@access2business.co.uk

Health & Wellbeing

July Dates: 8th | 15th | 22nd | 29th
August Dates: 5th | 12th | 19th | 26th
September: 2nd | 9th | 16th | 23rd | 30th
October Dates: 7th | 14th | 21st | 28th

Stay healthy and happy during the pandemic with the best tips for staying active and coping with social isolation and distancing.

Every Wednesday from 11AM – 12PM with advisor Emma Miller

For more information contact Emma on 01902 572 397 or email her at emma@access2business.co.uk

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

July Dates: 13th | 20th | 27th
August Dates: 3rd | 10th | 17th | 24th
September: 7th | 14th | 21st | 28th
October Dates: 5th | 12th | 19th | 26th

Learn about the small changes you can make to achieve a healthier body and mind. We’ll cover practical tips to make healthier choices, food labels and eating on a budget.

Every Monday from 1PM – 2PM with advisor Emma Miller

For more information Emma on 01902 572 397 or email her at emma@access2business.co.uk

Designing in Canva

July: 21st
August: 4th | 18th
September: 1st | 15th | 29th
October: 13th | 27th
November: 10th | 24th

Create your very own artwork for your business and get a full overview on how to work in Canva! Our course provides learning guides on how to design a range of items, from business cards and flyers to presentations and event invitations; working out more manageable and cost effective for you.

Every second Tuesday | 1:30PM approx 1½ hours | with advisor Jim Brennan

For more information contact Jim on 01902 572 397 or email him at jim@access2business.co.uk

Excel for Beginners

July: 14th | 28th
August: 25th 
September: 8th | 22nd 
October: 6th | 20th
November: 3rd | 17th 

This course will help you learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. We cover a range of areas such as understanding spreadsheets and workbooks, formatting and formulas, and how to create a simple accounting spreadsheet.

Every other Tuesday | 1:30PM approx 1½ hours | with advisor Jim Brennan

For more information contact Jim on 01902 572 397 or email him at jim@access2business.co.uk

Money Matters

July: 7th | 21st
August: 4th | 18th
September: 1st | 15th | 29th
October: 13th & 27th

Receive current information on topics such as tax and national insurance, benefits and employment law, and how this has affected employment (e.g. furloughing).

Every second Tuesday | 10AM approx 1½ hours | with advisor Gary Lees

For more information contact Gary on 01902 572 397 or email him at gary@access2business.co.uk

Access to Business is the Wolverhampton based charity providing professional services supporting local people into employment and self-employment and also offering accredited and non-accredited training courses and office services for local businesses.

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