10 Steps to Growth Bootcamp

31 Mar 20 — 31 Mar 20
Venue: Goldsmith University
This DeK Growth Project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) delivered by Lewisham Council in partnership with London Southbank University and Goldsmiths University. The project focuses on supporting, growing and sustaining growth in small businesses.

Programme Includes

· What do we mean by a growth rather than lifestyle business?
· Summary of the 10 barriers
· From client preference to market segmentation
· Sales pipeline – the key to bootstrapping
· Marketing and promotion
· Staff and culture – why do people want to work with you (particularly critical for a service business growth)?
· Systems and processes – dealing with the “day to day”
· Networking Opportunities throughout the day with businesses in the group for learning and support from other companies with the potential to increase productivity, opportunity to make contacts/ suppliers/ customers and profitability.
· Growing the product and service portfolio
· Sales Channel
· Positioning (you will leave with at least the beginnings of a “positioning statement”
· Branding
· Scalability – plan to avoid the problems that increasing your business by a factor of 10 might cause!

a) Be small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) according to the European SME definition http://ec.europa.eu/growth/smes/business-friendly-environment/sme-definition/
b) Be registered or trading in the London region covered by the 32 boroughs of London & the City of London. Sole Traders must provide a Unique Tax Reference Number (UTR) and date of registering the business with HMRC
c) Not be "Undertaking in Difficulty". Please see the definition here
d) Have n ot received more than €200,000 in public funds over the last 3 fiscal years.