Are you a local small business owner?
Want help to grow and develop your business?
Want an outside view on the business with some impartial advice?
Running a business can be challenging, often you are so busy working in the business you often don’t have time to reflect. Sometimes it helps to take time out and speak to a Business Advisor about how you would like to grow and develop, or assess how things are going we get that!
That’s why we have an experienced team here who can really help and guide you on your journey through. We can help you if for example you want to get new customers, retain your existing ones or introduce a new product or service. Perhaps you are thinking about taking on employees or looking for investment?
All of the business support services and workshops we provide are totally free [there’s no catch] because our job is to help you succeed, create jobs and grow the local economy across North Devon and Torridge.
For further information, please contact the Heart of The South West Growth Hub.
The Programme has an email mailbox firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday 15th January 1.30–4.30pm
Discussing the development of a marketing plan
Identifying your USP’s and considering your target customers.
Reviewing types of market research and assessing your competitors.
Overview of using websites and social media
Online Branding – how to make your business stand out from the crowd - Growth Support
Thursday 16th January 9.30am–12.30pm
This seminar is aimed at helping you to understand how to stand out from a very competitive crowd online but having the right branding, messaging and positioning for your potential customers:
Gain an understanding your target market online and how they behave.
Help to identify where to position yourself against competitors in order to get an advantage
Identify how you can find your target customers and engage with them.
Simple tips to increase conversion and enquiries through your branding.
Finance for Business
Thursday 16th January 1.30–4.30pm
Understanding profit & loss accounts and balance sheets.
Discussing the benefits of using cash flow forecasts.
Introduction to break-even analysis and costing’s.
Overview of some of the more commonly used financial ratios and performance measures
Writing a Business Plan
Tuesday 21st January 9.30am–12.30pm
Understanding benefits of having a Business Plan.
Identifying your business aims.
How to undertake Market Research.
Identifying business costs/finance
The Heart of the South West Growth Support Programme is receiving up to £904,945 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The accountable body for this programme is Devon County Council