GROW, 1 month - 2 years

Are you a determined entrepreneur wanting to grow?

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 newly registered business or sole-trader based in Gloucestershire?

Grow your Business is an essential two-day course for new businesses with ambitions to grow. 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 plan, a network of business contacts to share ideas, and clear next steps to help you achieve the growth you dream of.

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 you'll learn about successful strategies to take your business to the next level.

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

What's Involved

Day 2

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

By the end of the course you'll have a refined growth plan, set objectives and priorities to work towards, as well as greater motivation and confidence.

Following your involvement in the Five Steps 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.

"I am definitely more productive than I was"

Caroline Bennett, The Reading Corner

“The major change I have made is streamlining my processes. I now batch tasks much more than I used to. Something that was said on the course about improving every detail by 1% is something I have really taken on board. It is achievable but shows results. I am definitely more productive than I was”

Caroline Bennett, The Reading Corner


Improving every detail by 1% is something I have really taken on board. It is achievable but shows results

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