Pathway to Business Success

Funded Business Training

Small business owners, Self-employed, Sole Traders and Freelance Consultants are feeling the strain under and from the COVID19 restrictions not knowing where to turn for support.

We are delighted to offer a programme packed with information, advice, practical tips and business tools that help and support you, and your business, getting back on track or to build on what you already have, allowing you to achieve business success.

Alternative Partnership is also working with Skills Bank – Sheffield City Region to provide support and guidance to self-employed and sole trader businesses via our Pathway to Business Success training programme. For future information, please enquire below. 

What is the Skills Bank?

“Skills Bank gives employers across the Sheffield City Region access to high-quality training and funding to enable them to develop their business.

Skills Bank has recently made additional support available to help businesses affected by the Coronavirus.” Found [online] at

Sheffield City Region training

The investment for the course is normally £995 with a limited offer of ‘£695’ (saving £300) for registration by 21st February 2021.

This programme is over six, three-hour virtual interactive seminars and includes a one-hour business coaching, where our team of highly qualified and experienced professionals will guide you through all the skills and strategies you need to ensure your Pathway to Business Success.

The first-course session will start February 2021, exact dates will be confirmed to applicants upon registration. There are limited places to the skills bank contribution for qualifying businesses*. The team will check eligibility. 

To find out more information, please express your interest here.

The Six modules include:

1. Business Resilience

Objectives cover the Business resilience, analysing the areas of flexibility and adaptability, business strategy linking the critical steps for evolving new ways of conducting business. This will include strategic and operational practical planning.

2. Cashflow, Finance and Budgeting

Cashflow, finance and business budgeting along with practical activities for business finance plans supporting 3, 6 and 12 months for the recovery or business process. This will include financial health risk assessment and planning techniques.

3. Business Promotion and Lead Generation

On this segment, we’ll cover promotion into new markets looking at the customer based, different ways to generate new leads and sales, different methods for promoting business.

4. Reactivating or build New Customers Diversification

Builds on the promotion of new markets and adapting to changing customer base, diversifying customer connections and re-engaging existing customers.

5. Digital Marketing

Digital platforms for communicating promotion and sales. This will cover Website, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms, how these impact and practical activities to plan social media and additional support to set up social media accounts.

6. Bringing it all together

On this final session, we cover the implementation of all planning, evaluating Networks and delivery of business strategy through to the methods of Supply Chain to the customer.

Who is the Pathway to Business Success training programme for?

Small business owners, Self-employed, Sole Traders, Freelance, and Consultants. This is equally ideal for new business startups to support with all the business tools needed for business success.

*Payment terms can be arranged

**To qualify for the skills bank contribution, you must be a self-employed, freelance, consultant or a sole trader and your business must be registered in the Sheffield City Region – Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, or Doncaster areas. You must be HMRC registered and have been trading for at least 9 – 12 months at the beginning of the course.

How do I register for the Pathway to Business Success Training course?

To apply simply contact us with your name, business name, your email address and phone number.

For more information, please express your interest here

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