Business Training Workshops

***Business West has cancelled all events for the foreseeable future, in line with government guidelines. If we haven’t contacted you already about an event you have already signed up to, we will do so in due course - please bear with us. If you have any questions regarding Business West events, please contact us via email.  Stay safe and well and we look forward to seeing you again soon.***


Our business training workshops are designed to provide you with the essential skills you need to run a successful business. We run workshops that can help and advise at every stage of your business, from planning for the future, finance and launching a crowdfunding campaign, to help with marketing, social media and selling skills.

Our workshops are run in Bristol (Leigh Court) and Swindon (Park House) by our own expert business advisers or specialists in these subject areas and are limited on numbers to ensure a hands on, interactive event.

Prices start from £50.00 + VAT and anyone is welcome to attend, whether you own your own business or want to learn more about a specifc subject.

Business Planning and Finance

The most successful startup businesses are those that take the time to put together a comprehensive business plan. This in depth and interactive workshop will show you how to compile a robust, investment-ready business plan and how to complete a sales forecast to benefit your business. 

Bristol dates:15th July, 14th Oct     Swindon dates: 10th June, 16th Sept, 4th Nov

Creating a Social Media Strategy

Social media can play a key role in your business’s marketing strategy so it is important to know that you are using it effectively and that it is benefitting your company’s brand. Join Antony Lovell de Souza, specialist in digital marketing to learn how to create a social media strategy that will align with your business goals and objectives,

Bristol dates: 8th Sept    Swindon dates: 21st July, 10th Nov

Marketing Your Business

Getting marketing right is crucial for your business, whether you’re just starting out or looking to improve the way you do things.This detailed workshop will take you through the fundamentals of marketing and ultimately how to develop a marketing strategy for your business. 

 Bristol dates: 3rd June, 29th Oct     Swindon dates: 23rd Sept, 11th Nov

Driving Traffic to Your Website

Once your website is up and running, you’ll want visitors to make it work! This interactive workshop will teach you how to do attract visitors to your website, alongside the importance of other digital marketing aspects to help you do this.

Bristol dates: 23rd June, 20th Oct     Swindon dates: 29th Sept

Introduction to Selling

Sales are an important part of every business, so it's essential to learn which processes are the most effective. Join Jeremy Grainger, who has been a top salesman for blue chip companies such as GSK and The Medical Defence Union as he takes you through the basics of selling and gets you thinking about the buyer’s mindset.

Bristol dates: 9th Sept

How to Run a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding is an increasingly popular online concept that anyone can use to raise money for any project or idea.Our workshop will provide you with EVERYTHING you need to know to you launch a crowdfunding campaign.

 Bristol dates: 17th Nov


Booking Your Place at a Workshop

You can view all of our available workshops here. If you have any questions about these workshops, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team by calling 01275 376333.

  • Expand your skillset

    Learn new skills with our training workshops. Whether you want to know more about business planning and finance, marketing, social media or crowdfunding, we can help.

  • Can anyone be a good salesperson?

    We asked Jeremy Grainger, who has been a top salesman for blue chip companies such as GSK, MSD, Lundbeck and The Medical Defence Union, this question and more. 

  • Need to raise money for your business?

    Crowdfunding could be the answer! We've listed three points to consider before you launch your campaign.

  • "The knowledge shared by Anthony (the trainer) was fantastic"
    Danica Clements
    Attended Crowdfunding Workshop - July 2019