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Five Steps to Enterprise – Scaling up for Success – August 2019

August 6 & August 13 & August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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


August 6 , August 20 @ 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


Access and Dietary Requirements
Please contact the team at startandgrow@glos.ac.uk with any requirements

Five Steps to Enterprise is a valuable 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, the 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, Legalities, HR, 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 – Tuesday 6th August

‘Strategy: Your vision to enterprise success’ & ‘Legalities & Leadership: Becoming a Director’

Week 2 – Tuesday 13th August

‘Marketing: Sales for success and reaching your customers’ & ‘Sales: Building Customer Relationships’

Week 3 – Tuesday 20th August

‘Finance: Understanding and delivering profit for your enterprise’ & a Group Business Review


Who’s delivering this course?

Each masterclass is run by an expert in their field:

Business Strategy and Business Review – Richard Gray, Founder at Canoe and Director at Compliance Standard Group
Becoming a Director – TBC
Marketing – Sam Copland, lecturer in Marketing, former University of Gloucestershire Marketing Manager
Sales & Building Customer Relationships – Anne Sallis, Director at Anne Sallis Training and Consultancy
Finance & Access to Funding – TBC


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 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.

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