A sample of the most popular workshops that can be developed to meet your needs. All are engaging, interactive and packed with practical tips.

GET Started on  Social Media

It's free, it's accessible and its an excelent way to build awareness


  • Why you need Social Media
  • What are the different platforms
  • Creating profiles
  • Who uses it
  • How to build an audience


Options: 2 hours to half day

GET Ahead with  Social Media Content

Turn followers into customers


  • What & when to post
  • How to engage 
  • Which posts work
  • Which platform is right for your business
  • Building your brand

Options: 2 hours to half day


5 steps to structure your business communications for profit (AIDCA)


  • Finding the need
  • Writing winning emails
  • Pitching
  • Questioning techniques
  • Making calls with confidence
  • Closing techniques
  • Handling objections

Techniques that work with emails, talks, social media, telephone calls and presentations

Options: half day to 10 days

GET AHEAD with achieving GOALS

The tips to ensure you actually achieve your goals


  • The 5 steps to goal setting success
  • Deciding on achievable goals
  • How to be a step closer every day
  • The benefits of smaller goals


Options: 2 hours to half day

Get Ahead in business

Turn your idea into a business


  • What makes a good idea
  • The basics: domains, emails & technology
  • Finding customers
  • How to price to sell
  • Social Media/online marketing
  • Costs, organising finances & law
  • HR, recruiting staff/volunteers
  • Building a network

Option: 1 day


Offline and online networks

5 things you'll learn

  1. How to surround yourself with helpful people & mentors
  2. Where to start the easy way
  3. Why a network is central to your success
  4. Who to include in your network
  5. How to build your contacts list


Options: half day to full day


Websites, domains, emails, social media, blogs.

Create messages and content that your target audience will react to

5 things you'll learn

  1. How, what and when to blog
  2. Social Media strategy
  3. Newsletters
  4. Creating free publicity
  5. Great websites & emails

Options: half day to 3 days

Get Ahead in Building Your Brand

5 things you'll learn:

  1. Making your potential customers aware of you at little or no cost
  2. Get your business noticed in the right places
  3. Work out what impression you'd like to make
  4. Succeed at building your mailing list
  5. How to use free online tools

Options: 2 hours to half day

Get Ahead Online

5 things you'll learn:

  1. Ensure your website is mobile friendly
  2. Build your customer base online
  3. What content is going to resonate with your customer
  4. Turn social media following into customers
  5. Learn  about 10 free online tools

Options: 2 hours to half day

Get Ahead with your Crafts Business

5 things you'll learn:

  1. Work out how much to charge 
  2. Finding different types of customers to buy from you
  3. Learn how to outsource the 'admin' so you can get on with making
  4. Quick marketing tips you can do on the train
  5. How to make a living, loving what you do

Options: half to full day

Get Ahead with  Presentations

No more death by powerpoint!

5 things you'll learn

  • Put yourself in the place of the listener
  • Using humour to ensure point remembered
  • Getting the audience on side
  • Powerful ways to deliver talks
  • Bring confident 

Option: 2 hours


    Rickie is a joy to work with she explains things in a clear and concise manner. You learn without being taught.
    — Colin Knott - www.ryecroftcommunityhub.org


    A place for a group of people to explore & share, challenges & issues


    • Different perspectives to challenges and decision making
    • Managing complexity
    • Asking powerful and focussed questions
    • Learn from others experiences of going through similar challenges
    • The solutions to your current and real issues

    The same group of 4-7 people meets each time ensuring confidentiality and honesty. 

    Learn more.


    Options: depending on group size

    • half day (5-8 sessions)
    • full day (5-8 sessions)

    Lunch & Learn

    Any topic

    • Learn tips
    • Ask questions
    • Meet people

    2 hours over lunchtime


    Health & Safety - 1 day course

    Welcome Host - 1 day

    OCN Business Courses - 20-28 hours:

    • Business Development
    • Preparing for Self Employment
    • Business Skills
    • Enterprising Skills