Post-start Doncaster businesses looking to expand can attend a free short course to help them succeed with their business growth.
The Business Growth Accelerator Programme offers professional support to help entrepreneurs take a step back from their work and see new strategic business growth opportunities.
The four-day course is part of the Launchpad programme run by Doncaster Chamber and backed by DMBC. It helps new business owners assess their current position and offer, review their target market and competitors and pull together a strategic plan to accelerate their business forward.
“Business success is a result of market knowledge, natural business skills and hard work. The course explores all of the questions business owners should be asking themselves either before setting up a business or shortly after,” says Glyn Cartwright, facilitator of the Business Growth Accelerator Programme, Management Consultant for the Consultancy Academy and Managing Director of five companies.
“This programme is written and delivered by business practitioners, who themselves are continually learning new ideas from one another and the delegates themselves. The key ability of the people delivering the programme is that not only can they tell stories about their own experiences, but more importantly help the delegates relate what is being discussed to their own business.”
Some of the recent delegates said that during this course they realised they were in a different business to that they thought they were in. Another couldn't believe they'd never thought about certain ideas earlier and that the facilitator was very knowledgeable and shared lots of real examples to help them with their own business.
The Business Growth Accelerator Programme is part of the Launchpad programme delivered by Doncaster Chamber, backed by DMBC and funded by the EU European Regional Development Fund. It provides a free and fully inclusive range of business advice and resources to help create and support hundreds of new and young businesses and jobs across the borough. The programme is open to pre and post-start businesses within the DMBC area who have been trading under two-years.
Doncaster Chamber's team of business advisers help participants talk through their business aims, discuss their needs and signpost them to the most appropriate support provided by Doncaster Chamber and the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub including workshops, seminars, one-to-one coaching and mentoring services.
The next Business Growth Accelerator Programme runs on 12 & 26 October and 9 & 27 November 2017.
For more information visit: www.doncaster-chamber.co.uk