Greater Manchester Start and Grow a Business

Standguide are offering fully funded, tailored skills support for individuals with a desire to become self-employed. We deliver enterprise advice and training primarily through e-learning platforms, allowing our learners to improve their skills at their own pace, working around their availability. Our support includes, but is not limited to:

Enterprise Skills: Advice and training to assist individuals with starting and running their own business, including:

  • Creating a business plan
  • Marketing strategies
  • Bookkeeping
  • Sales and customer service
  • Data security
  • Risk assessment

Functional Skills: Qualifications designed to ensure individuals possess the necessary basic skills to manage their own business, including:

  • ICT
  • English
  • Maths 

Skills for Business Growth: Training topics designed to ensure success and growth in enterprise ventures, including:

  • Improving performance
  • Resolving complaints and grievances
  • Handling disciplinary action
  • Building effective working relationships

Need specific training that isn’t listed above? Contact us now! 

We specialise in adapting our service to meet employers’ needs, performing a detailed training needs analysis for every company we work with.

To find out more about our training, contact us 0161 881 4826 or email

If you have any questions about any of the work we do please contact us on 0161 881 4826 or

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