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Business Training and Workshops

STANTA runs business training courses at our STANTA Business Centre office, each designed to ensure that you have all the information you need to start or grow your business.

STANTA run courses are in the Stanta Workshops tab (or click on the title below) and courses run by other people are in the Other Workshops & Events tab.

Business Planning Seminar – sponsored by Clydesdale bank

Do you need to write a business plan? (If you want to be successful, the answer to this is always ‘yes’ even if you are not borrowing money).

Do you want to understand better business decision-making, or how to go about developing your marketing plan? Then you should come on our business planning workshop, which is held approximately every two months at our offices in St Albans.

Bookkeeping Seminar

Every business needs to keep books – it is a legal requirement and not having up-to-date books can result in a fine. What do you need to do to make sure you are compliant and are confident that you are in control of your accounts?

These business training seminars, usually held at STANTA offices, are provided for STANTA by Alison Cook of AJC Accountancy, a local bookkeeper and accountant, with in-depth experience and understanding of this topic for small business.

Other Business Training Seminars

We also run courses (in conjunction with FL1 Digital Media, Cerco Communications and Wagada who are our tenants) on:   WordPress; Search Engine Optimisation; Introduction to Social Media; Facebook/ Instagram/LinkedIn/Twitter/YouTube for Business, Google Analytics  so please click on STANTA Workshops & Events to view dates and reserve a place..

Computer Skills seminars are provided locally by  TrainingU and Computer Friendly.   A full list of courses are listed on the Other Workshops & Events page.

For dates of networking group meetings locally (perfect for meeting your peers to share experiences) visit our Networking Events page, or for a comprehensive listing of all local groups visit our Networking page.

Useful 3RD Party Organisations

For helpful reference we have compiled a list of useful business bodies and federations with links to their websites.3rd party organisations.

26 October 2017

Harpenden Mums Unltd

Location: The Skew Bridge, Southdown Road, Harpenden, United Kingdom

Time: 9.30 am - 11.30 am

30 November 2017

Computer Training


Time: Various Events throughout November

31 October 2017


Location: Stanta Business Center, Soothouse Spring, St Albans, United Kingdom

Time: 09.30am - 12 noon

31 October 2017

Finding Money to Finance Your Business

Location: Novotel Stevenage Hotel, Stevenage, United Kingdom

Time: 9 am - 12.40pm

02 November 2017

Business Buzz Harpenden

Location: The Old Cock Inn, High Street, Harpenden, United Kingdom

Time: 10 am - 12 noon

03 November 2017

Grow Your Business Workshop

Location: Soothouse Spring, St Albans AL3 6PF, United Kingdom

Time: 10am

07 November 2017

Jelly, Harpenden Co-working Event

Location: Rothamsted Research, West Common, Harpenden, United Kingdom

Time: 10am - 3pm

09 November 2017

Dacorum Courses for Businesses

Location: Maylands Business Centre, Redbourn Road, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

Time: Various Events

08 November 2017

St Albans Mums UnLtd Business Networking

Location: Forest Town Church, Lyon Way, Saint Albans, United Kingdom

Time: 9.30-11.30

09 November 2017

Harpenden Connect Networking Group

Location: The Skew Bridge, Southdown Road, Harpenden, United Kingdom

Time: 9.30 am - 11.30 am

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“I wanted to thank you for the seminar today, it was hugely helpful and I don’t think anyone should be allowed to start a new business without attending one!!”  Getting Ready for Business (now called Business Planning).  “A quick note to thank you for the course presented by Alison, which I enjoyed and found informative and easy to follow. Thanks again” Richard Osborne after attending the Bookkeeping Course.  “I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say that you for today’s bookkeeping workshop. I found the workshop very informative and will feel far more confident completing my tax return in the future. The trainer clearly knew and understood the material, and the informal setup allowed me to ask questions and enabled discussion around the table. A great workshop. Thanks again.” Liz Redway, Independent HR Consultant