ENTERPRISE, 2 - 3 years

Are you an ambitious business owner?

This is for you if you've been running a business for 2-3 years, and would benefit from expert support to scale your business and achieve your goals

Fully-funded support

Five Steps to Enterprise: masterclass series

Are you the owner of a small business looking to scale up, with ambitions to achieve your next goals?

Our Five Steps to Enterprise Programme is a series of in-depth masterclasses held over three weekly afternoon sessions. Learn valuable new skills while building your network and sharing ideas with a small group of business owners.

Masterclasses cover key business topics such as strategy, finance, leadership, law, marketing and sales, and the series ends with an invaluable business review with an experienced coach.

What's Involved


Five key topics are covered in a series of three weekly afternoon sessions. Each masterclass is run by an individual expert in their field, and will cover:

Business Strategy: refining and developing your plan

Finance: making sure your numbers add up and finding out about access to funding

Legal Requirements: putting your policies in place

Human Resources and Leadership: your employees and your people

Marketing and Sales: communicating your business in the best way to achieve your goals.

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What's Involved

Enterprise Review

In the final session, your group will work with an experienced business mentor to review where you are in your business, where you want to be, and work out the actions and next steps to get you there.

You'll leave the course with a set of action points from each session to implement into your business, along with specialised advice and guidance received from the business mentor in the final session.

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“It has been truly amazing to receive this support, which has re-energised the business in so many ways”

Pandora Taylor, Founder, Happy by Design

“The Five Steps to Enterprise course proved to be a fantastic opportunity to reflect on my strategy and business plan, with expert speakers on Business Strategy, HR, Finance, Law, Sales and Marketing to support us.

The class sizes were small with a real focus on each individual business and we received support from experts on a number of issues. It was also really beneficial to meet fellow entrepreneurs looking to move their business on to the next step.

Taking time out to reflect on your business is invaluable, and this was a fantastic opportunity – to see your business, not just for what it is now, but for what it could become with minor adjustments. It is easy to become distracted by the day to day tasks, but this course, along with the grant, allowed Happy by Design to pursue much bigger dreams.”

Pandora, Founder, Happy By Design


To take part in the Start and Grow Enterprise project, you will need to complete a short joining form.