Create a Training Center

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Ever thought of starting your own business, but don't know how? Setting up a training center is a valuable resource for improving your business and company's skill base. By creating your own training center, an employer can achieve his business objectives. A training center doesn't have to be a large-scale operation; it can be as simple as a small room that has a qualified training staff. It's a place where people undergo training to enhance certain skills. In contrast to some offices, a training center may be open only whenever there are scheduled meetings, courses to be taught, practical exams, etc. which can last from one week to a few months. One skill in particular that is frequently taught is in order to prepare employees for a new job, or changes in the company.

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Business Plan for a Training Center

  1. 1
    Make your financial plans
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    Creating a training center will cost some money. Planning and preparing for it is necessary for success. Make an estimated value of everything you will need.
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    Explore grants and incentives in your area
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    Sometimes, governments offer financial grants or loans to businesses starting a new initiative. See if there are any in your area, and if you are eligible.
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    Set up your training business
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    List the types of training you will be conducting and careers or industries you want to support and partner with. Inform them of your unique alternatives, like practice laboratories.
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    State your marketing strategy
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    Describe to your employees how you would want to sell your services to your prospective clients. Describe your plans for online communication through emails, websites and other social media technology use.
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    Know your staff
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    Make a list of people who are qualified for to be part of your staff in your training center. Choose people who are professionals.
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    Show your operations
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    Describe to your employees the company structure and how you would want to manage and organize your team. Make a sample of a calendar of activities or any curriculum.
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    Make sure you register your training center
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    Obtain clearance from higher departments.
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Steps for Setting Up a Training Center

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    Location
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    Choose a good venue suitable for your training.
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    Materials and resources
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    Buy materials and equipment needed for your training, that meet your training requirements.
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    Schedules
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    Set up schedules which are not conflicting on the demands of the training center.
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    Training Management
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    Appoint or choose a team of people who are suitable or qualified for a specific training skill.
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    Project Management
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    Appoint a member or staff who has experience with project management to manage the development of your training center.
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How to Choose the Most Lucrative Program for Training

Keep in mind that not all training programs will be lucrative enough. You have to consider many factors, one of which would be the level of competition that you have in the market. The establishment of training centers is a growing business these days, and it's not uncommon for you to see the same type of business in your neighborhood. So you definitely need to think of ways to make your programs unique and of more value to customers.

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    Assess your competition and the programs they offer
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    Look at the gaps in those current programs, and see what you can do in your programing to fill those gaps.
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    Know your market
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    Knowing what the competitors offer does not automatically tell you what the market wants. You may need to do a more thorough market research to know what is in demand, and if the market is currently able to get those from existing training centers.
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    Always get feedback
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    You may want to start small by choosing a few programs to begin with. After which, make sure that you get feedback from your customers. That should be able to tell you a lot what will click and what will not.
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Tips

  • Be committed. If you want your business and training center to grow, you should have the right attitude and do your part.
  • Have the proper credentials. Always file and keep all the important documents and papers that show your business is running with the proper standards of the government.
  • Speak as many languages as possible. It would be best if you would learn more languages, or include a team diverse in culture, in order to effectively contact with possible prospects.
  • Use social media to enhance your productivity.
  • Capitalize. This is the most important part. Make sure you have the proper amount of cash.

Questions and Answers

I want to make a training center in Bangladesh. How do I choose the subject for training?

Which subject do I choose for training? How do I advertise it? How many people needed for a program. In my area there are lots of factories, so I want some ideas to work with this sector?

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Recent edits by: Christine dela Cruz, Lynn, Eng

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