Essex Business Accelerator Programme

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The Essex Business Accelerator programme consists of 8 online sessions delivered over 11 weeks for new businesses or those under 1 year old

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This business training workshop is spread over eight online sessions. It supports those affected by recent circumstances and helps bridge the gap between employment and enterprise by providing foundational skills to support starting-up or leading to further business development.


  • Session1 – An overview of business: Capacity – Connections - Cash
  • Session 2 – Being the self-aware entrepreneur. Mentor match
  • Session 3 – Business structure: Using case studies to help create the vision for your business
  • Session 4 – The agile entrepreneur: how we focus on customer experience
  • Session 5 – The business model canvas: building on strategies and weaving in the principles of finance and market
  • Session 6 – Financial metrics that matter. Developing the plan and building the strategy
  • Session 7 – Covering the soft skills around presenting and public speaking as well as tools for PowerPoint and creating a strong pitch deck: the role of leadership in growth
  • Session 8 – Pitching to win: an opportunity to pitch to a group of Angel investors, helping your communication skills


Open to all businesses registered in Essex but predominantly aimed at pre-start or recently started businesses (under 1 year old).

We’ve helped thousands of new businesses get started. Don't just start out, start up!

This course takes place online via Zoom on Thursdays, 9.30am - 11.30am unless stated otherwise.

  • 12 November
  • 19 November (2.30pm-4.30pm)
  • 26 November
  • 3 December (2.30pm-4.30pm)
  • 10 December
  • 7 January
  • 14 January
  • 21 January

If you would like any further information or have any questions, please contact us on 01206 548833 or email

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