Business Accelerator Online Course To Help You Bridge The Gap

May 10, 2023

COLBEA is running a series of eight online sessions that supports those entrepreneurs and businesses facing challenging circumstances.

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The programme helps bridge the gap between 'what is' and 'what could be' by providing foundational business development and innovation skills.

A social learning event that will develop your skills and empower your business.


  • Session 1 – An introduction to the programme: entrepreneurial networks and pitching in general
  • Session 2 – Discovering your drivers: value-led business development
  • Session 3 – Tools for innovation: using the Business Model Canvas and engaging with business model innovation
  • Session 4 – Understanding what makes your customers tick: product-market fit and business model fit
  • Session 5 – Build a marketing strategy and develop your brand: Empower the language of the business
  • Session 6 – Financial metrics that matter. Cost drivers to revenue streams: exploring the key performance indicators that inform and steer the business
  • Session 7 – Covering the soft skills around presenting and public speaking as well as tools for PowerPoint and creating a solid pitch deck: the role that leadership plays
  • Session 8 – Pitch to impress: a chance to deliver a powerful pitch to an expert panel and showcase the credentials of the business


Open to all businesses registered in Essex but predominantly aimed at early-stage entrepreneurs (under three years old) who seek growth and want to bring in new opportunities.

This course takes place online via Zoom on Tuesdays, 9.30 AM – 12:30 PM

  • 4th July
  • 11th July
  • 18th July
  • 25th July
  • 1st August
  • 8th August
  • 22nd August
  • 29th August

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