Designed to be manageable alongside full-time work, Help to Grow helps you develop vital business skills. You'll learn about financial management, innovation, digital transformation and other key areas.
The course combines online sessions with face-to-face learning, alongside peer support and mentoring. By the end you'll develop a tailored business growth plan to lead your business to its full potential.
To join Help to Grow: Management, you must:
- be a decision-maker or member of the senior management team. Example roles include Chief Executive, Finance Director or Operations Director.
- commit to completing all sessions
Your business must:
- be an SME based in the UK
- employ between five and 249 people
- have been operational for at least one year
- not be a charity
If your business employs ten or more people, up to two people can join the course.
Online and hybrid sessions
Eight facilitated online sessions, each two hours long. Four face-to-face practical and interactive case study workshops at the University of Bath School of Management.
Ten hours of one-to-one support from a mentor with experience of running a business. This provides you with personalised support to develop your own business growth plan.
Peer-to-peer discussions and networking opportunities. Share experiences with other small business leaders.
Growth action plan
Leave the programme with a personalised action plan to grow an area of your business.
Programme of events to support Help to Grow and School of Management alumni.
Help to Grow: Management is £750 per person.
The course is subsidised by the government, who pay the remaining £6,750.
The next available start date is:
- Thursday 14 March 2024
Please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in joining a future course.
You’ll need to allow around four hours a week for 12 weeks to complete the course, through a combination of in-person and online learning.
Strategies for growth and innovation
- Strategy and innovation
- Digital transformation
- Winning new markets
Engaging new customers
- Vision, mission and values
- Developing a marketing strategy
- Building a brand
Building a sustainable business
- Organisational design
- Employee engagement and leading change
- High performance workplace
Operations and financial strategies
- Effective operations
- Finance and financial management
- Implementing growth plans
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