Small Business Training for Entrepreneurs



Basic Business Management: Boot Camp for Business Owners

This three-day Basic Business Management: Boot Camp courseware program includes everything a trainer needs to get new business owners started on the road to success. With sessions on inventory management, human resources, finance and accounting, marketing, sales, and even using social networking, students will be prepared to manage their new business. In addition, your students will learn about different business structures, who is managing and who is leading, how to create a brand, and the value of a strategic plan. Training materials that trainers love include a detailed instructor's guide, training tips, activities, assessments, student guide, PowerPoint slides, and more. If your learners are looking for blended learning that they can access on their mobile devices, Velsoft courseware has that too!

Writing A Business Plan

This two-day comprehensive Writing A Business Plan courseware package is ideal for business owners who have little to no business plan writing experience, and for business owners looking to grow their business. When participants complete the courseware program, they will have everything they need to write a compelling, complete, business plan that they can confidently use to support their business growth. With our training materials and your guidance, they'll learn everything they need, including how to describe their USP, perform research, examine the marketplace, create a marketing plan, develop financial projections, and present a compelling, living business plan package. The training materials contain tools that trainers love, including a detailed instructor's guide with training tips and activities, assessments, student manual, PowerPoint slides, and more. If your students are looking for a blended learning opportunity that they can access on their mobile devices, we've got that too!

Entrepreneurship 101

Start your entrepreneurial journey on the right foot with Entrepreneurship 101. This comprehensive, customizable three-day course teaches the basics of entrepreneurship, covering topics that include:
  • Entrepreneurial self-assessment
  • Where to find business ideas and how to know if they are good ones
  • Developing product ideas and creating value propositions
  • Identifying your target market and customers
  • The basics of finance, including how to develop solid financial projections and where to find business funding
  • Business ownership options, such as sole proprietorships, franchising, and existing business purchases
  • Creating a business plan, executive summary, pitch deck, 30-second pitch, and white paper
  • How to protect your intellectual property
  • The six P's of marketing
  • Leveraging social media
  • The basics of branding
  • Launching a business and keeping it moving
  • Being an entrepreneurial leader
Entrepreneurship 101 contains everything you need to teach people how to become their own boss, including an instructor's guide (with icebreakers, activities, and training tips), student manual, PowerPoint slides, handouts, and more. This course is also offered as eLearning.


Intrapreneurs?are internal employees who use entrepreneurial skills and thinking to discover ideas that could benefit their organization. Workplaces are enhanced by intrapreneurs and their innovative ideas, and you can give your students a firm grasp on intrapreneurship and ways to embrace the process in their organizations with this one-day training workshop from Velsoft. At the end of this course, students will understand the importance of intrapreneurship; know how to identify intrapreneurs and assess their strengths; how to develop and gain support for ideas; and much more. Each Velsoft course is fully customizable and complete with all the tools a trainer needs. The course includes an instructor guide, student manual, PowerPoint slides, quick reference guide, an advertorial and plenty more. Download a free sample today!

Communications for Small Business Owners

This customizable, comprehensive Communications for Small Business Owners training materials package covers everything that small business owners need to know about getting their message out there. Focusing on communicating with existing and potential customers, this is an essential skill that will help boost the number of customers and profits. This two-day course includes information on developing and conveying an effective message through a variety of channels, including traditional media and social media. These training materials include an instructor's guide, student manual, PowerPoint slides, assessments, and so much more! Check out a sample?and see how we can make your next workshop easy and fun to present.

Marketing for Small Businesses

Marketing for small businesses means understanding your environment, consumers, and how a small company can position themselves even in the most competitive marketplaces. Our two-day Marketing for Small Businesses courseware includes step-by-step lessons on understanding the marketing cycle, how people buy, strategies to implement on small budgets, and how to build a presence in the marketplace using traditional, Internet and Social Media marketing. The resources in this course give small business owners, entrepreneurs, and start-ups with everything they need to set up a marketing plan. Velsoft's softskills courseware provide trainers with print on demand, instant access to a full suite of materials including instructor and student guides, slides, assessments, a quick reference guide, and more.

Kickstarting Your Business with Crowdsourcing

Smart entrepreneurs and business professionals are doing more with less using crowdsourcing. The one-day Kickstarting Your Business with Crowdsourcing training package covers all the essentials of the major types of crowdsourcing: microwork, macrowork, crowdvoting, crowdcontests, crowdwisdom, and crowdfunding. Participants will learn about each type of crowdsourcing as well as the general crowdsourcing process, the most popular crowdsourcing platforms, and ways to engage the crowd. This crowdsourcing training package includes an instructor's guide with trainer's tips, activities, icebreakers, and much more. Supporting materials, such as PowerPoint slides, student manual, quick reference guide, and handouts, are also included. Each component is fully customizable, too! Check out a sample today.

Building a Consulting Business

Business consulting is one of the fastest growing industries around the world. You can offer participants a great start to building their own consulting business with this one-day Building a Consulting Business training package. We've designed a comprehensive program that covers everything from developing a business plan to the nuts and bolts of a consulting business (such as rate sheets, contracts, networking skills, and sales and marketing strategies). Participants will leave the course with a head start on building their business. This customizable training package includes everything you need, including an instructor's guide, student materials, and PowerPoint slides. We even offer this course as eLearning for students on the go. Check out a sample today!

Building an Online Business

The internet has changed the way that we work, live, shop, and play. This one-day Building an Online Business course walks'students through the process of planning and launching their own online business. Workshop participants will learn how to: identify opportunities for an online business; find resources to support an online business; create a business strategy that includes a business plan, budget, and marketing plan; begin setting up a website, mobile presence, and storefront with e-commerce support; decide whether or not an online business can benefit from joining an online marketplace; and market an online business using social media and the internet. Everything needed for a successful online business workshop is right here. We've done all the preparation work in the form of an instructor guide, PowerPoint slides, marketing advertorial, handouts, assessments, and more. If you're looking for blended learning, contact one of our training consultants today for more information about the eLearning version of this course.

E_Commerce Management

E-commerce is growing by double-digit percentages every year. Teach participants how to cash in on this developing market using the tips and tricks in this two-day e-commerce management program. During this course, students will learn how to set up an e-commerce store step-by-step. Participants will also learn about exciting trends such as responsive web design, m-commerce, and social commerce. Students will be motivated by case studies and examples from real-life e-commerce businesses such as Amazon and Wal-Mart. We've packaged this great content into a variety of formats. For the instructor, we offer a detailed instructor's guide as well as pre-designed PowerPoint slides. Students will love the student manual, handouts, and quick reference guide. We've also included a marketing advertorial and course outline, as well as a self-study guide that matches with the eLearning version of this course.

Global Business Strategies

As the world becomes a smaller place thanks to innovations in technology and communication, it becomes easier for businesses to branch out into the global market. However, as with any endeavor, research and planning are essential pieces of a growth strategy. The three-day Global Business Strategies course will help you give participants the skills that they need to make their global business a success. The course takes students through all the aspects of a global business, including trade agreements, types of trade transactions, e-commerce, cultural issues, currency management, risk mitigation, finance, logistics, regulations, ethics, and the triple A framework for growth and development. All Velsoft training materials are fully customizable. Each package comes complete with an instructor guide, student manual, PowerPoint slides, quick reference guide, and much more. Get your FREE sample today!
small business training courseware bundle

This Small Business Training for Entrepreneurs Bundle of small business training courses is ideal for entrepreneurs at all stages of the business development process.

  • For entrepreneurs who are just getting started, we’ve developed Entrepreneurship 101. This course will help students assess their entrepreneurial capabilities, develop their business idea, and grow their leadership skill.
  • Our Basic Business Management course provides essential learning for entrepreneurs who have a solid business idea and/or have just begun a small business.
  • The bundle also includes specific courses on crucial small business tools, such as marketing, communications, and writing a business plan.
  • To round things out, the bundle also includes a course on intrapreneurship. This one-day course will show participants how to develop entrepreneurial-minded people within large businesses.

Each course in this Small Business Training Bundle include the following elements:

  • Instructor guide with icebreakers and activities
  • Pre-assignment
  • PowerPoint slides with custom graphics
  • Handouts and assessments
  • Quick reference guide
  • Course advertorial and outline
  • Student manual
  • Self-study guide
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  • Social Selling for Small Businesses
  • 10 Minute Presentation
  • Successfully Managing Change
  • Performance Management: Managing Employee Performance
  • Building Better Teams
  • Anger Management: Understanding Anger
  • Conflict Resolution: Getting Along in the Workplace
  • Hiring for Success: Behavioral Interviewing Techniques
  • Creating a Top Notch Talent Management Program
  • Conducting Effective Performance Reviews
  • Stress Management
  • Managing Customer Service
  • Closing the Generation Gap in the Workplace
  • Accounting Skills for the New Supervisor
  • Onboarding: The Essential Rules for a Successful Onboarding Program
  • Employee Recognition: Appreciating Your Workforce
  • Creativity In The Workplace
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Unconscious Bias
  • Becoming Management Material
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Motivation Training: Motivating Your Workforce
  • The ABCs of Supervising Others
  • The Professional Supervisor
  • Delegation: The Art of Delegating Effectively
  • Team Building: Developing High Performance Teams
  • Meeting Management: The Art of Making Meetings Work
  • Leadership Skills for Supervisors
  • Managing Difficult Conversations
  • Giving Effective Feedback
  • Managing the Virtual Workplace
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Women Leadership: Owning Your Strengths and Skills
  • Dealing With Difficult People
  • Vendor Management Essentials
  • How to Become a Leader with Integrity
  • Corrective Action
  • Project Management Principles and Performance Domains
  • Advanced Writing Skills
  • Public Speaking: Presentation Survival School
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Communication Strategies
  • Critical Elements of Customer Service
  • Skills for the New Employee
  • Business Etiquette: Gaining that Extra Edge
  • Conquering Your Fear of Speaking in Public
  • Time Management
  • Business Writing That Works
  • Critical Thinking
  • Goal Setting
  • Personal Brand: Maximizing Personal Impact
  • Self Leadership
  • Managing Pressure and Maintaining Balance
  • Active Listening
  • Fostering Innovation
  • Delivering Dynamic Virtual Presentations
  • Entrepreneurship 101
  • Workplace Harassment: What It is and What to Do About It
  • Workplace Violence: How to Manage Anger and Violence in the Workplace
  • Lean Process Improvement
  • Employee Accountability
  • Disability Awareness: Working with People with Disabilities
  • Crisis Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Continuous Improvement with Lean
  • Creating a Positive Work Environment
  • Developing a Safety Procedures Manual
  • Beyond Workplace Politics
  • Digital Transformation
  • GDPR Readiness: Creating a Data Privacy Plan
  • Cybersecurity Fundamentals
  • Respect In The Workplace
  • Advanced Skills for the Practical Trainer
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Survival Skills for the New Trainer
  • Using Activities to Make Training Fun
  • Developing a Training Needs Analysis
  • Measuring Training Results
  • Risk Management
  • Safety in the Workplace

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