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Online: Business Strategy, SWOT & Cash Management – September 2020

September 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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In this interactive Business Strategy, SWOT & Cash Management workshop you’ll learn key skills around effective small business strategy to help you plan your business growth journey, including key methods for managing your cash flow effectively, as well as mastering the art of running an effective strategic SWOT on your business to exploit potential opportunities and protect against uncertainty and risk.


When is the workshop?

This online workshop is taking place on Monday 21st September, 10am-1pm.


What will I do?

  • Start to develop an effective business strategy for growth
  • Master Money Management techniques to use in your business
  • Learn how to run a Strategic SWOT on your own Business.


Who’s delivering this workshop?

Richard Gray, Consultant Coach at Canoe – www.wearecanoe.com. I’m a Mindshop accredited Business Growth Facilitator and mBIT Coach who helps businesses grow profitably and sustainably. As a business owner, I know growing your business can be a challenge but made easier when supported by a capable business coach. I believe all business owners should have access to business coaching, and practising what I preach, I have one myself. Prior to my business growth coaching work, I’ve run businesses in many diverse industries including Transport and Logistics, Recruitment and Technology. I have also managed business growth programs in Gloucestershire and the South West, involving the support, development and growth of hundreds of ambitious businesses. My coaching techniques are based firmly around accountability to achieve consistent and timely results, delivering a more time and cost-effective process.


Where is it held?

This is an online course, held on Zoom. Get ready by Downloading Zoom to your computer. You’ll get an email to register and then a link to join the meeting. This online course involves exciting discussion, interaction, and practical activities with others in your shoes.

We’re keeping our online course numbers low to give you the best possible experience. So, make sure you book your place sooner rather than later! If the course is full, contact us on startandgrow@glos.ac.uk and we’ll add you to the waiting list.


What do people think?

Prior to working with Richard, I was sceptical about the benefits of a business coach. However, his support has been the key driver in our business successes over the past 18 months. Richard has not only supported the growth of the business, but also myself as the owner and my staff too. His support and advice assisted me to in being nominated as finalist for young business person of the year and vastly improved my confidence in all aspects of business. Nephos and I couldn’t recommend Richard more highly for any ambitious business looking to grow.

Joe David – Nephos Accountants


Richard has been fundamental in accelerating Bloxham PR to the next level. We have experienced unprecedented growth over the past 12 months. Richard has not only been a catalyst for this growth, but also allowed the pace of change to remain manageable through the knowledge and expertise he passes on through the coaching sessions. Working with Richard has most notably helped me to strategize, plan for the future, effectively manage resource, and productise our service offering – all integral aspects to future proofing the business, improving operational efficiencies and ultimately making the business more profitable.”

Kaylie Bloxham – Bloxham PR




Growth Workshops are offered by Start and Grow Enterprise, a University of Gloucestershire project part-funded by 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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September 21, 2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Richard Gray