Take your business to the next level

Take your business to the next level

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This FREE two-day course is for new and early-stage start-ups and sole-traders, providing expert advice to revise and develop your business strategy, finances, marketing and more, helping with your early business growth.

Who is this course for?

This Grow your Business course is for you if…
– You have just set up or run a business that is less than 3 years old
– You’re feeling a bit stuck and need advice to move forward and grow
– You are looking for inspiration and support from fellow entrepreneurs
– You’re based in Gloucestershire.

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:
• A Growth Plan – an action plan detailing your growth strategy for your business
• Clear objectives and priorities
• Greater motivation and confidence

Who’s delivering this course?

Director of Make It Studios CIC and Business Guide at the Growth Hub, Jules is a social entrepreneur, business adviser and educator with over 10 years’ experience supporting enterprises to start well and grow. An experienced trainer and educator Jules enjoys sharing her knowledge and empowering entrepreneurs to achieve the change they want to see in the world. Jules also lectures at Bath Spa University. Big interests include creativity, social innovation and sustainable development.

Here's what previous delegates thought…

"The whole course helped me to focus my attention on the aspects of my business that were being neglected. Day 2 helped me to formulate a structured plan for costing" - Dale

"Both days, I learnt a lot more about the business itself and came up with more ideas and motivation to get going than I had in all the time I've been involved. I got to communicate with so many people and I feel the impact this has had on me and my future as a potential entrepreneur is invaluable" - Annie

“The course gave me some great insight into identifying and focusing on my business and vision. I now have greater clarity on my customer journey” – Simon

Where is it held?

This course is taking place at Make It Studios co-working space in Stroud. Make It Studios is Stroud’s newest shared workspace offers hot desking with business support, training, room hire and public classes. Based at Fromehall Mill, just a short walk along the canal path from Stroud town Centre, parking available.

A buffet lunch and refreshments* are provided on both days. Free parking is available on-site.

*Please let us know of any dietary requirements at least 5 days before the course starts.

Where do I sign up?

Visit www.startandgrowenterprise.uk/join to join Start and Grow Enterprise (if you haven't already) and once you've logged into your account you'll be able to book your place.


Grow your Business courses are 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.
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