We know that trying to grow your business can be a challenge, especially when all of your time and resources are currently used up just keeping things running day-to-day. If you’re ready to grow your business, but don’t know what to do next, it’s definitely time to get advice from a business coach. We also know that the cost of business coaching can be a constraint to many businesses getting the support they need, so we’re pleased to announce the opportunity to apply for grants to cover 40% of the cost of business support.
Purpol Marketing, Cool Ventures and The Entrepreneurs Godmother are delighted to be joining forces to help businesses based and registered in the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area (Bristol City Council (BCC) / Bath & North East Somerset (BaNES) / North Somerset Council/ South Gloucestershire Council with Marketing, Finance and Sales expertise. As business owners ourselves, we recognise that overcoming barriers to business growth, such as lack of marketing, sales and financial planning are key challenges. As experienced business coaches, we will hold you accountable to your goals and will help drive your business forward. We will also act as an impartial and honest sounding board for new ideas whilst providing you with invaluable ‘been there, done that’ advice. On top of that we know that practical help with delivery is important – making the ideas happen and getting tangible results.
If you’re keen to know more, we are hosting a free to attend workshop at Desklodge in Bristol on 10th March to talk about the grant scheme and how you can benefit. You can use the grant towards all of our services or any one of them!
Scale up coaching grants are available to SMEs based in the West of England who are looking to grow or plan to create new jobs and/or create new products/services within the next 12 months. Grants are 40% matched funded, with a minimum grant payment of £1,000 against an investment of £2,500 (excluding VAT) and a maximum grant payment of £2,500 against an investment of £6,250.
Explanation of grant scheme
· What can the grant cover?
· How can you use it?
· Marketing for Growth – Denise O’Leary
· Sales for Growth – Alison Edgar
· Strategy and Finance for Growth – Sue Marchant
· HR issues associated with Growth
· Questions and next steps
For additional information see the Enterprising West of England Programme Overview:
https://www.businesswest.co.uk/enterprising-west-of-england and the Scale-Up Coaching Grants Overview https://www.businesswest.co.uk/grow/business-grants-and-funding
Take the next step in your business growth – let us help you to grow your business.