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Free business skills workshops and support for new and start-up businesses from Menta

Free business skills workshops and support for new and start-up businesses from Menta

Gary Parker, a trainer and business adviser for Menta commented, “Our free, ‘Best Start’ workshops cover key topics including, business planning, marketing and book keeping  and after completing the initial 12 hours of support further free advice and masterclasses are available to delegates.

I’ve been surprised by the number of people who’ve already taken up these options with us and we’re looking forward to working with other new start-up businesses during 2017.”

Feedback from the workshops has been extremely positive, Phil Morley, of Phil Morley Photography said, “It’s been a very worthwhile series of courses which has given my business a great start.  I was utterly terrified of book keeping, but now feel confident to tackle my tax return!”

The business courses are held in Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich are available on a first come, first served basis.  Menta has been able to add this additional, bespoke support to its suite of business services due to specific funding from the European Regional Development Fund with the longer term aim of providing more employment opportunities and prosperity to the Eastern Region.

For more details go to the training page of the Menta’s website or call Menta on 0800 085 5090.


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Since 1984 MENTA has helped more than 35,000 entrepreneurs with their business.

Our mission is to support people grow their businesses, encourage expansion, growth and employment to ensure the continued thriving prosperity of the Eastern Region

How can MENTA support you?

One-to-one advice

Confidential business advice is available on a one to one basis and we also provide a mentoring service. This is an opportunity to help you establish the way forward and plan your next move.

Business skills masterclasses, bespoke training and start-up, Start Right workshops

Affordable, cost effective masterclasses to help you to focus on specific needs.  These will give you the tools to improve your performance and grow your business and include subjects such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Google My Business, Instagram, Presentation Skills, Smartphone Video for Business, Selling Skills and Understanding Accounts.

Bespoke,training sessions can be arranged, tailored for your business and staff requirements.

Free start-up, Start Right workshops for pre startups and businesses under 12 months old are available for enterprises based in Suffolk or Norfolk. Fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund (and unaffected by Brexit).

Networking opportunities...

Meet others - both through our networking events – Coffee Means Business – held in Woodbridge, Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill and via our conferences. We also hold the MENTA Business Show in October each year at The Apex Bury St Edmunds..