Cool Ventures launches free business training

By Nick Batten on 11 June, 2021

Businesses from Bath & North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire are now able to access free business support to help them grow and reach their full potential.

This free business support service, an initiative delivered in partnership with the local councils, is provided by Chipping Sodbury-based business consultancy Cool Ventures, a company which has been helping SMEs to start, grow and thrive for almost 10 years. The service is designed to help small businesses through the Covid-19 crisis and beyond by providing the support needed to adapt, recover and adjust to a changing economic landscape. It also helps aspiring entrepreneurs to learn what it takes to start and run a successful business.

Sue Marchant, Managing Director of Cool Ventures, is delighted the firm has the opportunity to support so many local businesses and people. “We want to make sure business owners know they are not alone in this time of recovery,” she explained. “This support is available for businesses and residents of South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset via a programme of webinars.

“The service can provide up to 12 hours of free support and is suitable for established SMEs as well as those wishing to start their own business. The effect of the three lockdowns on local business is significant and we are determined to help them recover and grow. We are also finding Covid-19 has created opportunities for people to reconsider their careers and follow their dreams of starting their own business. The changed business landscape has created new openings and now is a great time to plan a new business.”

The webinars cover a range of key business topics such as:

  • Planning for growth
  • Business recovery
  • Marketing and brand strategy
  • Digital marketing including social media, website and SEO
  • Wellbeing
  • Finance
  • HR practices
  • Starting & running a successful business

The service is co-funded by the West of England Combined Authority and local councils to enable SMEs and those wishing to start a business access expert support free of charge.

To find out more about this free support service – which is available until March 2023 –  visit Cool Ventures website or contact directly on or 08000 418293.

Pictured above: Sue Marchant, Managing Director of Cool Ventures