ENTERPRISE, 2 - 3 years

Are you the owner of a start-up looking for your next steps?

This is for you if you're the owner of a small to medium sized enterprise that's been running for up to three years, and need help to take your next steps and achieve your goals.

Fully-funded support

Five Steps to Enterprise

ENTERPRISE training is designed for registered Gloucestershire-based businesses or sole-traders who have been trading for up to three years.

Our Five Steps to Enterprise Programme is a series of in-depth weekly masterclasses for entrepreneurs and enterprises, where you’ll learn valuable new skills while building your network and sharing ideas with a small group of successful business owners.

Sessions cover business essentials such as strategy, finance, legal, leadership, HR, marketing and sales.

What's Involved


Each masterclass is run by an individual expert in their field, and will cover:

1. Business Strategy - refining and developing your plan
2. Finance - making sure your numbers add up and finding out about access to funding
3. Legal Requirements - putting your policies in place
4. Human Resources and Leadership - your employees and your people
5. Marketing and Sales - communicating your business in the best way to achieve your goals.

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 series 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 your final session.

Following your involvement in the Escalate your Enterprise Programme, you'll also have the chance to apply for one of our £1,000 Enterprise Vouchers, which is a reimbursed grant to help your business move forward.

"Create a solid business foundation, rather than just running your business day to day"

Jenni Retourné, Founder, Willowberry

“I have worked in the beauty industry for nearly 15 years and ran my own beauty marketing consultancy prior to launching Willowberry, so I was no stranger to running my own business. But building a brand is a whole different ballgame and it is imperative to create a solid business foundation, rather than just running your business day to day. As I often say about my experience with The Start and Grow Enterprise; you don’t realise what you don’t know, until you know it! The Start and Grow Enterprise master classes provided me with a wealth of knowledge across key business topics, while the intensive reviews with business experts have been invaluable and have directly increased sales. I hope to continue to work alongside The Growth Hub for as long as they’ll have me!”

Jenni Retourné, Founder, Willowberry


You don’t realise what you don’t know, until you know it!

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