GROW, 1 month - 2 years

Are you a new business owner looking for support?

This is for you if you’ve recently started a new business and you're looking for support, advice and resources to help your company grow.

Fully-funded support

Grow Your Business: two-day course

Are you a new business owner, freelancer, or sole-trader based in Gloucestershire?

Grow Your Business is an essential two-day course for new business owners with ambitions to learn new skills and grow their business. This practical course covers topics including business strategy, finances and funding, and marketing, to help you tackle the common obstacles in growing a successful business.

You’ll leave the course with a defined growth strategy plan, a network of business contacts to share ideas, and clear next steps to help you achieve the growth you dream of.

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What's Involved

Day 1

Following introductions and learning a little about the other new business owners in the room, you'll reflect on where you are now and where you want to be. You'll look at managing your time and learn strategies to take your business to the next level.

The advice and guidance you'll get is tailored to the businesses in the room, which ensures the support you receive is relevant to your business. You can address any of your queries and hurdles with the coach, and there's plenty of time for discussion and sharing ideas as well as individual work.

You'll also have the opportunity to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and further build your network.

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What's Involved

Day 2

This day covers key aspects of your business. You'll learn which customers matter most, refine your product or service from the customer's perspective, and pick up sales and marketing techniques and priorities.

By the end of the course, you will have developed a growth strategy plan, set objectives and priorities to work towards. And, importantly, greater motivation and confidence to move forward with your business!

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"Start and Grow Enterprise gave us invaluable business knowledge and is the best way to learn"

Kieran Scott & Luke Lutman, Founders, Phoenix Consultants Gloucestershire Ltd

“We joined Start and Grow Enterprise in the final year of our Product Design degree at the University of Gloucestershire. We were skilled in design however without a background in business, we needed support to transition to a viable registered business.

After completing both Start and Grow courses, we learned how to register our business, what type of business to register it as, our unique selling point, and we completed a business model canvas to further understand our value proposition. The courses allowed us to be in a room with other start-up businesses to learn from each other’s experiences, as well as from a business professional who has faced and overcame many of the problems new businesses face.

We were lucky enough to be awarded a £1,000 Enterprise Voucher which we used to purchase business insurance and a Prusa i3 Mk2s 3D printer that we use for product prototyping and model making.

We highly recommend Start and Grow Enterprise, they have an amazing community that we are proud to be a part of.”

Luke & Kieran, Founders, Phoenix Consultants Gloucestershire Ltd

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