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Online small business training courses

Tailor your training. Decide what you want to learn and when

Tailored training means you select the courses that suit your needs. Maybe you have a personal goal to improve your spoken French. Or perhaps it’s to satisfy a business objective, such as creating an online shop, or enhancing your social media skills.

Choosing the training topics that you want means it is personalised; more relevant to you, your lifestyle and your business. Ultimately this means you will get more from it. And better still, if you are entitled to Le fond de formation professionnel (Professional Training Fund), then your training could be fully funded and completely free.

Learn to speak French
Language lessons : English and French courses for all levels, focused on your lifestyle, your business or both.

Creating a website
Website Design : Create a welcoming virtual shop that offers your customers an incredible user experience
Teamwork : Meet the training team
Manage your Social Media
Social Media : Identify the right tools and platforms for your business
Google my business
Google My Business : Make Google work for your business

Funded Business Training

1. Apply for funding

Anyone that pays contributions can apply for the fund – salaried employees, company directors and owners of small businesses (micro-entrepreneurs). The purpose of the training must be to help improve your professional skills, acquire new ones or develop your business. To save you extra admin we can even do the funding application for you.

2. Choose your topics

Currently, we provide language training in French and English. We also offer website design, build, and content training services. In addition, we can help set up your Social Media accounts, and teach you how to use them to promote your business. If you have sufficient funds then you don’t use any of your own money to pay. Et voila, FREE tailored training !

3. Plan your training

At present all our courses are presented by video or conference calls, in group sessions or 1-2-1. Group sessions are less expensive, but are not always the best way if you want to learn at your own pace, and only the topics you are interested in. You choose what you want and your preferred time. And we’ll do our best to fit around your busy schedule.

An average of 4.8 out of 5 from trainees who completed courses in 2021 !


“Excellent lessons with a trainer who is very sympathetic to the needs of her students.”

Susan Underhay

“Laetitia is a very professional teacher, totally sympathetic to your level of French and doesn’t make you feel out of your depth, which I have found with other teachers”.

Ann Carter

“Great teacher, and free lessons possible for the self-employed”

Kim Cowles

“Shirley was a real help in critiquing my website. There were quite a few things I hadn’t notice that really needed updating. I would highly recommend her services and would use again.”

Vanessa Howard

“With Shirley’s attention to detail and expertise she transformed my website into a successful marketing tool…. she has written and produced blogs, and set me up on Google my Business. Following Shirley’s marketing makeover my sales and website engagements have increased. Her ideas, skills and support are vital to your success.”

Nicola McCabe

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