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Business events and training

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Business Growth Hub holds and promotes a range of events across Greater Manchester.

Bu​siness Basics Workshops

These workshops are held monthly at locations across Greater Manchester. They consider:

  • 10 questions to ask before you consider self-employment
  • The legal status of your business
  • How much should you charge?
  • Marketing your product or idea
  • Financial overview
  • Business plan & cash flow forecast walk through

For dates and venues, see the Business Growth Hub events calendar​

Find a training and development provider​

​​​​​Business Events FinderF​or local business related training, workshops, networking events a​nd seminars from a variety of organisations. Details of free online webinars are also available; many of them are useful tax related topics​​ presented by HM Revenue & Customs.

Business Events

Greater Manchester Chamber of CommerceThe Chamber has a contract with the Department for Business Innovation and Skills to deliver employer-led training. Employers say what they want to be delivered and the Chamber either brokers this activity, or invests in the employer to do the training themselves. More information is available for each sector on the website. Greater
Manc​hester Chamber
of Commerce
Hopwood Hall College With 2 campuses conveniently located in Rochdale and Middleton, Hopwood Hall College offers full and part-time courses in business related subjects such as bookkeeping and accounts, graphic design, electronic engineering and professional cooking. See the Rochdale and Middleton campuses on a m​​​ap Hopwood​​ Hall College
LearndirectLearndirect will he​lp develop the skills and productivity of your staff by granting you access to the Learndirect courses or providing a fully managed, serviced and supported solution. Courses run include IT, word processing, databases and spreadsheets, while the business and management skills courses cover finance, marketing, personnel and health and safety. Job-specific courses can develop skills and knowledge in essential areas such as customer service, e-commerce and financial management, including official Sage courses. Lea​​rndirect
National Careers ServiceFind all the training and qualification courses you need for your type of business. Search the comprehensive National Careers Service database for availability within your local area or nationally, or browse the Business, Management and Marketing course category. Search National
Careers Service
Rochdale Training Association The Association specialises in customising training to individual company needs throughout Lancashire and Greater Manchester. Courses are held at its centre in Rochdale, at your own premises or at a convenient location. A wide range of business development services are offered including IT, leadership and management, quality assurance and health and safety. In addition, apprenticeship training is available in engineering, business administration and warehousing. See the Rochdale Training Association​​​​ on a map Rochdale Trainin​g
The Manufacturing InstituteThe Manufacturing Institute deliver a range of education and manufacturing training courses to give manufacturers the latest techniques and thinking. Bespoke in-company manufacturing training courses may be developed so content can be tailored to support specific business initiatives and delivered on-site. The Manufacturing

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​01706 925605

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.45am-4.45pm.

Economic Affairs Team
Economy and Environment
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU