What is Growing You?
'Growing You' is an inspirational, locally focused and unique business support programme, helping entrepreneurs from all backgrounds find ways to overcome barriers to growth and supporting you to develop your business to head towards sustainable success.
Get support from a successful business
We aim to deliver you business skills workshops with the support of your own personal business mentor. We offer 4 key workshops, each 3 hours in duration, each focused on a specific area of business development, providing practical business advice and guidance.
Is there a cost?
The programme is funded by the European Regional Develop Fund and is eligible to all small and medium sized businesses in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Region (including South Staffordshire and North Worcestershire).
The Workshop programme
Please register separately for each date in this series of workshops listed on the links below.
Workshop One - Strategy – Tuesday 3rd Septermber 2019
A clear vision and strategy are key for growth and survival yet most SMEs do not have a vision or policy from which to guide their business. This workshop will help you address these issues by concentrating on doing things right and adding value, by defining your vision and strategy. The workshop will also investigate collaborating and partnering with your value chain.
Workshop Two - Leadership – Tuesday 10th September 2019
A lack of management skills is a key factor limiting growth potential. Government support often overlooks the importance of wider managerial learning and knowledge development. This workshop highlights the skills and capabilities to overcome these barriers and lead the business to future improvement and growth by supporting participants to becoming transformational leaders, developing your personal skills, that will underpin your capabilities and ability to manage change
Workshop Three - People – Tuesday 17th September 2019 Growth is associated with engaging employees through formal training and development and good HR practices which involve and appraise employees etc. However there is very little evidence of such development work being undertaken by SMEs. Instead, people- focused individuals recognise the strengths in others and support them to become the best that they can be. This workshop identifies ways of ensuring processes are in place to support your teams; looking at involving and delegating to staff by defining structures, sharing information and responsibility; highlighting how you can engage others by involving, developing, motivating and rewarding; and how to seek opportunities for sharing learning and knowledge.
Workshop Four - Process – Tuesday 24th September 2019 Evidences shows that most businesses struggle with how to measure and manage performance. Information regarding customers, suppliers, people, competitors, markets, innovation and knowledge is rarely searched for. This often goes hand in hand with a lack of processes, target setting and review of objectives with an over reliance on ‘gut feel’. Process focused individuals recognise the strengths in their current processes and where they need to develop further. This workshop will focus on supporting you to explore how through the ideas you generate you can ensure your business is continually innovating; making effective and informed decisions based on accurate data; and developing and maximising the capacity of the systems and process you put into place.
For further information please contact us – Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org