If you’re setting up your own business, it’s always important to keep abreast of the latest protocols and procedures to ensure that everything is running smoothly. It’s also easy to forget about developing your own skills and needs which is why I always recommend taking training courses to keep your skills refreshed and to learn new things. Just because you’re running a business doesn’t mean you should neglect your own training requirements.

Below are some of the training courses you may want to consider if you’re in a managerial position within a company or starting up a business yourself.

Health and Safety

Whether you’re heading up a large team or only work with one other person, it’s important to provide a safe working environment for all. Irrespective of the industry you’re in, one of the most popular health and safety courses in the UK is NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety & Health). Aiding the trainee with the skills to carry out risk assessments at the workplace, NEBOSH courses can be taken online or in person at various training centres across the UK.

Business Training

Not everyone can do a good job at selling and even if you’re a seasoned sales executive, it’s always good to refresh your skills and improve the ways you can close a deal. There’s lots of different sales training courses out there tailored to various jobs, including telesales and webchat, so whatever business skills you and your team may be lacking, it’s worth investing to improve your conversions.

If you already run a successful business but feel like the ship could be run a lot tighter, then it might be worth checking out Six Sigma. Split into different grades represented by belt colours, six sigma training courses are there to help you set up strategies to reduce waste and save money. It’ll help you to identify problems in your business and how to tackle them to get the most out of your company. By improving processes, not only will your team benefit but the customer experience too. It’s a win-win for all, and your company should see increased profitability as a result.

Skills Training

Regardless of what industry you may be in, you and your staff will always want to develop their skills and techniques. Whilst a wage rise is always welcomed, knowledge is something else that a lot of people crave and so giving your staff the opportunity to improve and learn the latest techniques will benefit your business no end. This can be how to better use the tools they currently work with or different approaches to work that will help them to improve their output or get the same results in a more efficient way. Whether you’re in computers or a trade, there’s always opportunities out there to improve your skills.

First Aid

It sounds a bit obvious but a first aid course can be one of the most important training courses you’ll ever take. If someone is injured, whether in the work place, at home or on the street, a first responder can make the difference between life and death. Providing CPR to an individual who’s suffered a cardiac arrest and stopped breathing can give them a better chance of survival until the paramedics arrive.

First Aid techniques, from putting individuals into the recovery position to bandaging wounds to help stem blood flow, are helpful in every aspect of life so this is one training course everyone can benefit from.