New Year, new opportunity to help your business grow

Business leaders throughout Staffordshire are being invited to sign up for a new programme with commercial experts to boost business growth.

This comprehensive programme is accredited by the Small Business Charter and will be delivered both online and face-to-face. One of the benefits of this new programme is the one-to-one support from a mentor who will be working with business leaders to develop their growth plans.

Emily Whitehead, Entrepreneur in Residence

The Help To Grow Management programme is 90 per cent funded by government and will support senior managers of small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) to boost their business performance, resilience and long-term growth.

Emily Whitehead, Entrepreneur in Residence at Staffordshire University, is a business coach who is delivering on the 12-week programme starting on January 19th.

She said: “This comprehensive programme is accredited by the Small Business Charter and will be delivered both online and face-to-face. One of the benefits of this new programme is the one-to-one support from a mentor who will be working with business leaders to develop their growth plans.”

Professor Jon Fairburn added: “The Help To Grow Management programme is really only the start of the story as we can signpost the businesses to other funded support and training available through the University’s Innovation Enterprise Zone.”

Grace Shiel, Sales Director of Minuteman Press in Trentham was one of 80 businesses to benefit from the Small Business Leadership Programme offered through Staffordshire University. She said: “We were given access to knowledge and information in a supported environment which has enabled us to consider what is working, what needs to change and how we can improve.”

To find out more about Help to Grow and eligibility criteria, visit https://www.staffs.ac.uk/business-services/funding/help-to-grow-management

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