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Grow your Business

Friday, January 18, 2019 - Friday, January 25, 2019

This is an inspiring two-day course for new Gloucestershire-based businesses or sole-traders. In the company of other early-stage entrepreneurs, you will have the opportunity to develop your brand and explore your strategy for growth. Both days will involve networking and refreshments, and you will leave with an growth strategy plan to move your ideas forward.

When is this course?

Friday 18th & 25th January, 10:00am-4:30pm both days.


Who is this course for?

*The Grow Your Business course is for you if...
- You run a business that is less than 3 years old
- You’re based in Gloucestershire
- You are ambitious and have plans to grow
- You’re feeling a bit stuck in your business and need advice to move forward.


What will I do during the course?

Through a range of simple tried and tested techniques the course will take you through all aspects of your business to look at...
- Where you are now and where you want to be
- How you manage your time
- Your skills in strategy and finance
- Which customers matter most
- Your product or service – the customer perspective
- Sales and Marketing techniques and priorities
…and much more.

By the end of the course you will have:
• Growth plan – an action plan detailing your growth strategy for your business
• Objectives and priorities
• Greater motivation and confidence


Who's taking this course?

Trainer Debbie Bird of AbleGrowth Ltd
Former National Sales Manager Debbie has extensive and varied experience from large corporations to her own shops in Cirencester and Hungerford.
For the last 4 years Debbie’s business AbleGrowth has been providing coaching and training support to SMEs in Gloucestershire to maximise the potential of her client’s business particularly focused on general business skills, simple techniques with numbers and sales activities.


Don’t take our word for it, here’s what previous delegates say:

"I have learnt so much from this course. Debbie was engaging, she gave her heart & soul and many useful tips to grow my businesses. I have came away with a new business idea and ways to improve my pricing system" - Nina.

"I got to communicate with so many like-minded people and I feel the impact this has had on me and my future as a potential entrepreneur is invaluable" - Annie.


Where is it held?

This event is held at The Growth Hub in Gloucester; a centre of support and learning for growing businesses. Refreshments are provided on both days. There are on-site provisions where you can purchase your lunch, or you're very welcome to bring food along to the course. Parking is available on-site for £2 for the day by card only.


Where do I sign up?

Visit: www.startandgrowenterprise.uk to complete our short Joining Form and you’ll then be directed to book your place via your account.

If you’ve already signed up with us, you’ll just need to email startandgrow@glos.ac.uk and we’ll book your place.


*Some eligibility criteria apply - contact us to find out more.

Grow your Business courses 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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Time: 10:00

Cost: Free

Where: The Growth Hub Oxstalls Campus Oxstalls Lane
Postcode: GL2 9HW

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