training Custom Training

All of our training solutions are customized to fit your needs.

What Can Custom Training Do For Me?

Basically, training can help streamline your workflow.
  • Save time and money.
    Why waste time and money re-learning things you already know or learning things you don't need?
  • Increase productivity.
    Focusing the training on how an activity fits the overall business streamlines the activity. Employees don't have to guess which skill they've learned fits this situation. Instead, they learn your company's best practice.
  • Make your employees part of your team by telling them "why".
    Great training is not the same as being shown how to "click here" during a series of exercises. Instead, train your employees to use your software in the context of how not only your software but also your people fit into your desired business flow. This gives your employees ownership of their part of the entire process and they are more likely to do their jobs well. For example, learning how data they enter is used in reports can translate into your employees filling out all of the data correctly the first time and on time.

How we work...

We Connect

Barbara will meet with you -- by phone, email, or face-to-face -- to discuss your training needs.

If we decide we're a good fit, we'll start on your project.
We Plan

This is where we nail down the objectives for your custom training solution.

Blou Designs will get to know you, including your capabilities and your needs.

Based on our discussions and analyses, Blou Designs will devise a training program. This program will include things like the number of employees receiving training and the location of the training.
We Deliver

At the time(s) and location(s) decided upon in Phase 2, your employees will receive exactly the training they need to better utilize your technology resources in the context of your desired business flow.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you taking new projects right now?

Yes! Let's Connect.

Why should I spend money on training at all?

Self-teaching is a great solution for a lot of things. Using tools like Google and training videos, you can piece together most of the skills you need to get the desired result. But that might not be the best or fastest way to get that result.

As an example, we've had more than one experience with an individual devising complex formulas in Microsoft Excel when a simple pivot table would do all of the work for them with just a few clicks. Sometimes people don't realize there is a powerful tool at their disposal that perfectly fit their needs.

Training can familiarize you with all of the tools in your toolset.

Why should I spend money on custom training when there are so many online training videos and non-custom training solutions out there?

Have you ever heard the phrase "time is money"? You can waste a lot of time on Google and watching endless training videos to figure out exactly what you need and chasing down answers to questions that arise from watching those videos. A face-to-face tutorial from a live person can show you exactly what you need and answer questions as they arise.

You get exactly the skills you need and how to apply them to your situation.

What software can you teach?

We specialize in Microsoft Office, but we can also work from your in-house software and manuals to get you the training you need.

How much does it cost?

This depends on things like how many people will be receiving training, where the training is located, and how much travel is involved in devising and conducting that training.

How do you bill?

We bill upon completion of each training segment.

How long does it take?

This really depends on your needs. If you have a specific timeframe in mind, please send an email to and we can discuss the feasibility of a custom training solution for you.

What if I don't know if I'm ready for a custom solution?

If you have any questions or you just want to talk about this a bit more, please send an email to