This short 2 hour course is for anyone who would like to run their own business by becoming a VA. You’ll look at the practical side of running a business such as legal requirements, business planning, data protection etc. as well as looking at the specifics of the VA role.
Over four lessons you’ll cover topics such as understanding what a marketing plan is, how to carry out appropriate research, how websites are designed to market the company, effective advertising and the four P’s of marketing products.
Understanding Business Accounts
For a business, nothing is more important than its finances. This course will provide you with a good understanding of business accounts – essential knowledge if you run a small business; are considering setting one up or need to learn more about company accounts for your current or future role.
Book-keeping Level 2 – Module 1
In 8 lessons learn all aspects of manual accounts, the basics of VAT, checking invoices, day books, general ledger, purchase ledger and sales ledger, petty cash books and balancing ledger accounts.
Introduction to Business Structure and Law
If you have or are thinking about setting up your own business, this course will provide you with an essential grounding in business structure and law. The structure of a business and the legal requirements for directors, shareholders and company secretaries are crucial; not least for Executive Assistants and finance professionals who often have to help prepare AGMs, business reports, prepare and file accounts and manage bank accounts, etc.
Costing and Pricing
Invaluable for anyone responsible for accounts or setting pricing within a business, this short course is something we’re sure you’ll get true value from, in terms of real pound signs.
Project Management Fundamentals
Good project management skills are always highly valued within a business as they ensure deadlines are met, costs are controlled and the deliverables are right first time. So with this Project Management course, your skills will be highly in demand.
Effective Online Communication
Communication is a key, must-have skill in today’s employment market. This short online course will help prove to employers that you’re able to communicate confidently and effectively online to different audiences in areas such as email and video conferencing.
WordPress for Business
WordPress is recognised worldwide as one of the most popular online blogging tools used by millions every day. WordPress has evolved a great deal and is now widely used as a full content management system where you can design, build and create a professional website.
Social Media for Businesses Courses
Choose 4 from the following:
- Social Media Strategy for Business
- SEO for Business
- Twitter for Business
- Facebook for Business
- Linkedin for Business
- Google+ for Business
- Video for Business
- Blogging for Business
Choose two from the following:
- Time Management
- Successful Meetings & Minutes
- Audio Transcription
- Microsoft Word or Microsoft Word Expert
- Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Excel Expert
- Microsoft Outlook
*Alternative choices are available. Please talk with your Course Advisor. Seminars are subject to availability at your local Pitman Training Centre