|Training is key to business confidence|
This week I will be taking part in a 1 day business course with the Tolka partnership. The introduction to the basics of self employment course for €10 covers:
- Book Keeping and Taxation
- Business Structures
- Managing Your Business
- Sales and Marketing Tips for the S.M.E.
Previously I have done training courses with the Dublin City Enterprise board for around €15 a day covering Social Media and marketing. The learnings from these courses were invaluable. There are many benefits to attending these courses over finding random information over the internet.
Benefits of local courses:
- Affordable - Many courses are available for under €40 (some are even free),
- Interactive - you are encouraged to ask questions,
- Applicable - Teachings are based on Irish business requirements,
- Flexibility - there are many dates to choose from,
- Short - Most courses are only 4-8 hours,
- Specific - you can find a lot of niche courses.
For me, I'm not confident that my accounts are being maintained properly, so I really want to take a course that will lay everything out clearly for me and answer my questions on the 'minimum standard'. So the introduction to business is the perfect course for me.
I find a lot of crafters also have many questions in various areas across the business, so a local course might be a good option to help teach and therefore provide business confidence.
Check out these options for courses:
- Dublin City Enterprise - http://www.dceb.ie/Event-Calendar/DCEB-Training-Course
- Craft Council of Ireland - http://www.ccoi.ie/content/view/173/296/
- Tolka Partnership - visit the office to check out their range of courses http://www.tap.ie/
1-2- Mentoring is also available with the above.
Have you done any short courses? If so with who and would you recommend them? I would like to add more to the above list.