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MENTA Training


At MENTA our business courses and workshops are designed to help you gain the business knowledge and skills you need to be successful. The training sessions are affordable, (we subsidise them) and are held at various locations in Suffolk. MENTA's trainers are approachable, friendly and experts in their fields, tap into their knowledge and help your business grow. Book the training courses on offer below.

FREE business 'start right' programme

MENTA has a limited number of spaces on a programme of business support funded by the ERDF (European Regeneration Development Fund).  If you’re fed up with your boss, want to work when it suits you or need to fit earning a living around your children or family members then working for yourself may be the answer.

You are eligible for this free support if you are thinking of starting a business, or in the process of setting one up - or at 'test trading' stage and live in Suffolk or Norfolk. The Start Right programme offers 3 free workshops on running your own business. The sessions are fun, informal and will help you get ready to be your own boss.


FREE half day Start Right workshop

The programme covers:

  • How to be self-employed – particularly after employment or unemployment

  • How to structure and register your business

  • Simple business planning and sales forecasting (Word & Excel templates provided)


FREE half day Start Right Marketing workshop

The programme covers:

  • How to identify and market to your customers – the key to success!

  • How to set up a simple website yourself

  • Using social media for your business


FREE half day Start Right Book Keeping and Self-Assessment workshop

The programme covers:

  • Setting up the simplest of book keeping systems either on paper or using excel

  • Excel spreadsheet templates provided

  • Understanding Self-Assessment including example bills

Don't take our word for it

MENTA have been an absolute gem in terms of starting my business. The courses they provide are often free or low price because of the support and sponsorship from other businesses. This might make you think the content would not be great - it's actually top notch. I've been thoroughly impressed by the startup courses, the Intellectual Property seminar and also the Coffee Means Business networking events. Recently I attended the Social Media masterclass which Nick Pandolfi made so much fun, I was surprised to see I had  four pages of notes!
by Lesley Darling

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