Building a successful business


Running your own successful business can be exciting and rewarding, but there are also lots to consider. Having the support of CABA can be invaluable – giving you the confidence and the practical help to turn those dreams into a successful reality.

Working for yourself

Make your dreams come true

Calling all entrepreneurs

If you’re unemployed and thinking about starting out on your own, or you’ve recently started your own business, get in touch to find out how our start-up grants and business coaching could help your business thrive.

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Juggle smarter, not harder

If you often feel that there aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything that needs to get done, if you’re busy or exhausted all the time or you feel that you have no control, our one-to-one life coaching might give you tools to improve your work-life integration.

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Resource library

Explore our resource library to answer some of the common questions that might come up when starting your own business.


When you’re self-employed it’s all about you, your personal brand, your effectiveness and your ability to get yourself ‘out there’. Watch our webinars for top tips on how to succeed on your own.

Real stories


CABA’s career development support has helped hundreds of people get back into work, progress their career, start their own business, improve their work life blend and more.

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Insights from our experts

Indy Agnihotri

Chartered accountant and respected business coach and lecturer, Indy Agnihotri, explores the intricacies and opportunities of running your own business.

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Our support

If you’re unemployed or facing redundancy you could qualify for our business start-up fund of up to £2,000. Find out more here.

There’s a lot to think about when you’re planning or running your own business – and it’s not always professional considerations. Family, financial and social factors have a major impact. That’s why we offer a range of services to support you in all aspects of your life – so you can make your professional one a great success.

Our Support


Keep your skills sharp during unemployment with our range of free courses.

Can you manage change or respond to the unexpected? How do you keep your skills sharp while job hunting? Our courses give you the insights and skills you need to succeed. Book a place on our full day courses or learn online at your own pace.

Full day courses

Online courses