What is a Training Business?

Jun 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Starting a Training Business

This is part of a series of posts we’ll be doing about “Starting a Training Business“.  We want this series to be as helpful as possible to all of our readers, so if you have any questions/comments/clarifications/ideas on how we can improve, don’t hesitate to get in touch! 

What is a Training Business?

What is a training business?  We’re focused on those businesses that provide commercial training – focused courses that provide a tangible curriculum (or product) to students who register.

You’ll see training companies providing:

  • Health and safety training (workplace safer, etc.)
  • Financial training (things like IFRS and GAAP)
  • Industrial skills (forklift operation or other workplace skills necessary for an industry)
  • Soft skills
  • Management training
  • Outdoor and activity providers (ropes courses, ski lessons, scuba diving)
  • Continuing Professional Eduction
  • IT and Technology training

There’s many other categories as well, but you get the idea.  A training business is usually built around one of these categories.

How does it Work?

Most training companies grow from an instructor who has a background in the training they’re providing.  This isn’t always the case, but it is true that many who offer training have experience in their particular focus.  There are some companies where the management has simply accumulated the right mix of instructors, curriculum, and personnel, but these are more rare or tend to be organisations that are larger and well established.

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