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Five Steps to Enterprise – Scaling up for Success – March 2020

March 4 & March 11 & March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

start and grow enterprise five steps to masterclass course for startup business gloucestershire


March 4 , March 18 @ 1:00 pm 5:00 pm
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The Growth Hub, Oxstalls Campus
The Growth Hub, Oxstalls Lane
Gloucester , England GL2 9HW United Kingdom
01242 715400


Start and Grow Enterprise


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Five Steps to Enterprise is a valuable business course where you will be able to address the obstacles you’re facing in your business. With the support of various industry experts, you will cover key topics for scaling up and success. Taking place over three-afternoon sessions, this business course provides expert advice, new professional contacts, and an action plan to reach the objectives you’ve set for your business.


Who is this course for?

This course is for you if…

  • You run a business that is less than 3 years old
  • You’ve reached some of your goals already and are keen to achieve more
  • You would like key advice and guidance from industry experts
  • You’d benefit from finding out how you can further improve your business, and how to set objectives to make this happen.


What does the course cover?

The course looks at the essentials of Business Strategy, Finance and Funding, Building Customer Relationships, and Marketing and Sales. At the end of the course, you’ll benefit from a group Business Review, where you’ll 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.


Week 1 – Wednesday 4th March

‘Strategy: Your vision to enterprise success’ & ‘Financials: Planning For The Future’

Week 2 – Wednesday 11th March

‘Marketing: Find success in reaching your customers’ & Session TBC

Week 3 – Wednesday 18th March

‘Marketing Workshop: Put Theory into Practice’ & Group Business Review


Who’s delivering this course?

Each masterclass is run by an expert in their field:

Business Strategy and Business Review – TBC
Financials and Accounting – Alex Kirby, Director and Financial Planner at Kirby & Knott 
Marketing and Sales – Sam Copland, Lecturer in Marketing, former University of Gloucestershire Marketing Manager

What previous attendees say…

The course proved to be a fantastic opportunity to reflect on my strategy and business plan, with expert speakers to support us. It was also really beneficial to meet fellow entrepreneurs looking to move their business on to the next step. The support has already brought new clients. – Pandora

The masterclasses 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. – Jenni

Where is it held?

This course is held at The Growth Hub in Gloucester; a centre of support and learning for growing businesses. Refreshments are provided on both days, and parking is available on-site (for £2.50 for the day by card).



Five Steps to Enterprise is offered by Start and Grow Enterprise, a University of Gloucestershire project with funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Start and Grow Enterprise supports the growth of Gloucestershire-based entrepreneurs and start-ups (trading up to 3 years) through free training, events, networks and resources.


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