Business Growth Support in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin

If you have the energy and ability - we'll help you boost your business growth

Unlock your business potential now...

Professional funded growth mentoring | more sales | greater efficiency | sustainable profitable growth

Marches Step Up For Business Growth Support Programme

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Free growth mentoring programme...
  • Proven track record
  • World-class analysis & development tools
  • Expert & experienced coaching team

FREE * assistance available subject to eligibility

“We've overhauled our business plan, operations and marketing, and our turnover and profitability has grown loads already”

A structured programme of support to assist you to realise the growth potential of your company

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Detailed business diagnostic tools, individual coaching and ongoing business growth support

FREE * assistance available subject to eligibility

Check your eligibility for funding:

Eligibility for funding checklist (For would be entrepreneurs)

To be eligible for funding on this programme, you must fulfil ALL of the following criteria:
I live in the Shropshire or Telford & Wrekin Local Authority Area OR I intend to start my business there.
I have not yet registered my business with Companies House or HMRC. We can talk you through this is you are in any doubt – give us a call on the number below.

Eligibility for funding checklist (Newly formed businesses)

To be eligible for funding on this programme, you must fulfil ALL of the following criteria:
My business is located within the Shropshire or Telford & Wrekin Local Authority Area.
My business is less than one year old. We can talk you through this if you are in any doubt about when you actually started trading – give us a call on the number below
We trade business-to-business / less than 20% of our sales are to the general public
My business qualifies as an SME (Small Medium Enterprise)
  • We employ fewer than 250 employees
  • We turnover less than €50 million per annum
  • Our balance sheet value is less than €43 million
  • We are not more than one quarter (25%) owned by firms that do not comply with the above requirements

Eligibility for funding checklist (Established businesses)

To be eligible for funding on this programme, you must fulfil ALL of the following criteria:
My business is located within the Shropshire or Telford & Wrekin Local Authority Area.
My business has been trading for over one year. We can talk you through this if you are in any doubt about when you actually started trading – give us a call on the number below
We trade business-to-business / less than 20% of our sales are to the general public
My business qualifies as an SME (Small Medium Enterprise)
  • We employ fewer than 250 employees
  • We turnover less than €50 million per annum
  • Our balance sheet value is less than €43 million
  • We are not more than one quarter (25%) owned by firms that do not comply with the above requirements

Still unsure if you qualify?
Give us a call on 01746 330730

If you are yet to start your business or you’ve been trading for less than a year, you will need to register here: Business start up support

Funded Business Growth Support
Good2Great really know their stuff and help you organise and clear the way to deal with the key game changers quickly”

Business Growth

Analysis  |  choice  |  implementation
your roadmap to fuel the growth of your business

Running your own company if difficult, stressful and often lonely. It can also be hugely rewarding. But this balance is often misaligned and business owners find themselves working harder and harder whilst the rewards become ever more elusive. Or they find themselves so busy that they are unable to take advantage of opportunities as they present themselves. In the current economic climate, your business success is more important than ever

The Step Up Programme is here to provide you with expert growth mentoring support. This will help you to unlock growth potential in your business to grow sales, increase profitability and so create local wealth and jobs

If you’re based in Shropshire or Telford & Wrekin Local Authority Areas you can access all this support for FREE.

[FREE * assistance available subject to eligibility]

If you are based elsewhere, Good2Great can still support you - your personal circumstances will determine what's available to you, please register your interest and we'll have a chat

Still unsure if you qualify?
Give us a call on 01746 330730

  • Running your own company if difficult, stressful and often lonely. It can also be hugely rewarding. But this balance is often misaligned and business owners find themselves working harder and harder whilst the rewards become ever more elusive. Or they find themselves so busy that they are unable to take advantage of opportunities as they present themselves. In the current economic climate, your business success is more important than ever

  • The Step Up Programme is here to provide you with expert growth mentoring support. This will help you to unlock growth potential in your business to grow sales, increase profitability and so create local wealth and jobs

  • If you’re based in Shropshire or Telford & Wrekin Local Authority Areas you can access all this support for FREE.
    (access to the programme is subject to eligibility)

  • If you are based elsewhere, Good2Great can still support you – your personal circumstances will determine what’s available to you, please register your interest and we’ll have a chat

Unlock Your Growth Potential
Danielle Hadley, Danielle’s Coffee: “It’s just been brilliant having an advisor who really understands how to grow a business on hand to walk me through the steps needed to achieve my goals…”
how it works...
Individual Coaching | Structured Support | Added Bonuses
  • Once you have been registered onto the scheme (this is a very rapid and simple process), you will be assigned to a member of our advisor team with the right skills and experience to assist you with your growth ambitions

  • You will meet regularly over a three month period to go through a step-by-step process of business growth planning

  • The process involves initial analysis of your business and the opportunities and challenges it faces. This shared understanding allows both you and your growth advisor to realistically assess your choices and to plan the steps required to achieve the desired results for you and your company.

  • The pace of the programme allows for you to move quickly but also do everything properly. This means that you will achieve sustainable and profitable growth now and in the future

  • All the way through the process you and your growth advisor will have access to the Good2Great Client Library which is full of tried and tested business tools to assist with your programme

  • You will also be able to join the Good2Great Growth Club and learn alongside other likeminded business owners to help you tackle problems and opportunities together. As part of the Step Up support programme, your access to this dynamic community is fully funded for the first three months.

Pragmatic Advice That Works
Growth Advisors who've walked the walk...
Practical support from people who know their stuff...

One-to-one coaching from people who understand what it takes to start and grow a business. Everyone in the Good2Great Advisor team has run their own company so we know what it’s like to be in your shoes.

As well as having a detailed understanding of our proprietary business growth models and being great at helping individual business owners like you to unpick the challenges in front of you to help you realise your business dreams; every trainer and coach in the team knows the journey you are on.

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Detailed business analysis
An in depth appraisal of every element of your business - just like an MOT!

The first thing your Growth Advisor needs to understand is how your business ticks. This involves getting under the bonnet and really checking it all over

The Good2Great Business Analysis Report is a brilliant way to get everyone up to speed in super quick time

The analysis will most likely highlight some areas where your business excels and other areas where there is some room for improvement. This is entirely normal and it’s important to evaluate the impact of each of these areas so you can really focus on perfecting your strengths and either fixing or eliminating your weaknesses depending on the impact on your future prospects. This forms the first part of your SmarterGrowth Plan

Then, you will want to appraise your growth opportunities and understand the ‘gaps’. It might be that you need more financial resources. You might need to develop new skills. Or perhaps invest in new resources such as software, plant, premises, equipment etc… You might even be able to grow through acquisition or by accessing new markets or larger contracts…

Whatever the best strategies are, Your experienced Growth Advisor will help you plot the right path to take and turn it into clear steps and milestones for achievement… 

 

Your One-Page smartergrowth Business Plan
A lot more than ten boxes... A framework for business success!

The SmarterGrowth One-Page Plan is a visual, single page strategic growth plan which outlines your tactical plan for implementation… As you go through the programme, you will explore all areas of the plan and then work with your coach so you know exactly what to do and how to do it.

What’s more this single page will also capture your milestones for the achievement of your goals as well as a plan for the resources of time and money you will need commit as the business grows.

Smarter Growth Plan
Scale Up To Access New Markets

And there's more - five bonuses:

To help make sure your business gets the very best start in life, we’ve included five bonuses to help you on your way

BONUS 1: The Good2Great Business Toolkit
Free online access to make sure you have the right tools for the job:

The Good2Great suite of management tools will be at your disposal and you will be free to use these how you wish to benefit your business:

  • Lead generation planner and tracker
  • Sales Pipeline Manager
  • Cash-flow templates
  • KPI Tracker & Budgeter
  • Pricing and GP matrix
BONUS 2: DiSC behavioural analysis
Understand yourself and those around you better:
DiSC is one of the most trusted behavioural profiling instruments and is used by millions across the globe. The tool identifies behavioural style by measuring the attributes, preferences and aspects of the respondent’s personality.
You will use this tool to build successful teams, develop effective working relationships with customers and suppliers, and increase your leadership, management and sales performance.
 
You’ll receive a free DiSC behavioural analysis report which will help you to develop your business relationships, understand how you make decisions and to help you grow a business that you love.
BONUS 3: Emergency Cuppa
Help when you need it most...
We also know how lonely it can be sometimes at the helm of your business. We often need to make big decisions to either grasp an opportunity or resolve a seemingly unsolvable problem.
 
Once you’re signed up on this programme, you need never be alone again. We provide access to an Emergency Cuppa so you can call on us any time to work through the challenge together.
bonus4: Three months free membership of growthclub
As a reward for getting going, your first three months will be completely free so you can meet new colleagues and build your network.

As soon as you launch your business, you will be invited to join GrowthClub. This is a proactive and supportive network of local business owners who all come together twice per month to learn and grow together.

You will have access to the weekly and monthly accountability systems which will help to ensure that you stay on track, develop good business habits and achieve the success you want.

bonus 5: Online promotion of your business locally:
We'll help you get your message out there more clearly, it's time to shout about what you do...

As you launch the next chapter in your business growth story here in Shropshire, you’ll receive promotional activity to help spread the word and help you to make sure that your prospective customers hear about what you have to offer.

For most this will involve targeted posts on social media. For others, it may involve an in-depth interview on the Saturday Strategy podcast. If you are in Telford or Bridgnorth, we can tap into the extensive networks of LoveBridgnorth and LoveWellington. And for one or two, it could mean a full PR launch with coverage on local television, local radio and coverage in both the mainstream local press and specialist business publications.

Promotional campaign to help launch your business
Your Business Growth Success

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