Small business: how to write better training for your staff

Running or working in a small business and want to know how to make your words work better for you? Here’s a brand new series just for you.

This time we’re looking at how to write training that works better…

How to write better training for your staff

You may only have a few employees, but keeping them well trained is a key investment in the success of your business. And as many experts suggest, training your people is not an invitation for them to move on to better things.

On the contrary: there is an old joke which may be amusing, but holds true …

If you train your staff, there’s a risk they’ll leave; if you don’t, there’s a risk they’ll stay…

Although there are many generic training programmes, courses and other resources out there on the internet and beyond which can help you, there are times when training your staff needs to be bespoke: designed purely for what your business needs.

Should you go out and spend substantial sums to buy in the bespoke training you need?

Or can you generate that training yourselves, with a little help from HTWB? Read on.

Here is a list of articles on training already published on HTWB, that you may have missed. Click on the green titles to read in full.

How to write better F2F seminars and training sessions … some low cost or no cost ways to make the smallest or largest seminar or training session work powerfully to entrench your message

How to write multiple choice exam questions: secret tips from an expert … if you really want to do it properly, exam question-writing supremo Michael Lindsey shares his tips on how to write exam questions that are fair, but effective

If you can’t do it, train … a humorous look at whether trainers for businesses of all sizes should be, well, trainers … or practitioners in that particular skill who share their expertise

How to write marketing training that works … some wise words from digital marketer and regular HTWB columnist Jackson Rawlings. Superb advice.

And numerous other articles by Jackson Rawlings and others, here on HTWB in this category.

Now, let’s have your questions!

If you’re running a small business or SME, what questions do you have about staff and other training?

How can we help you with those here on HWTB?

That’s what we’re here for.

We have a lot of expertise amongst all the amazing contributors who share here in HTWB.

So please get in touch on or, leave a comment below and an email address where we can get back in touch.

And we will.

Watch this space for more articles in this series where we will look at small business writing issues …

In the meantime, please get in touch!