Help to Grow

Take your business to the next level with Help to Grow. A government backed programme designed to help you learn new skills, reach more customers and boost your profits.

Help to Grow will support senior managers of small and medium sized businesses to boost their business’s performance, resilience, and long-term growth.

Programme Overview

Facilitated by Salford Business School, this practical programme takes place over 3-months and will include both online and face-to-face sessions, alongside peer support and mentoring.

The programme is built around a practical curriculum which features:

  • Eight facilitated online 2-hour sessions
  • Four practical, face-to-face case study workshops
  • One-to-one support from a mentor, providing you with personalised support to develop your business growth plan
  • Peer networking, including peer group calls that give you the opportunity to share experiences with a small group of other small business leaders
  • Access to the Alumni Programme featuring events with inspirational speakers, business clinics and networking events
Course Modules

Module 1 - Strategy and Innovation

Monday 4th October 2021, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Module 2 - Digital Adoption

Monday 11th October 2021, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Module 3 - Internationalisation and Winning New Markets - Case Study

Monday 18th October 2021, 1:30pm-5:30pm

Module 4 - Vision, Mission and Values

Monday 1st November 2021, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Module 5 - Developing a Marketing Strategy

Monday 8th November 2021, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Module 6 - Building a Brand Case Study

Monday 15th November 2021, 1:30pm-5:30pm

Module 7 - Organisational Design

Monday 22nd November 2021, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Module 8 - Employee Engagement and Leading Change

Monday 29th November 2021, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Module 9 - High Performance Workplace - Case Study

Monday 6th December 2021, 1:30pm-5:30pm

Module 10 - Efficient Operations

Monday 13th December 2021, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Module 11 - Finance and Financial Management

Monday 10th January 2022, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Module 12 - Implementing Growth Plans - Case Study

Monday 17th January 2022, 1:30pm-5:30pm

Benefits

1.

Learn how to innovate in your business and enhance your management and strategic capabilities

2.

Produce a growth plan for your business and build resilience to future shocks

3.

Adopt digital technologies to boost productivity and operational agility

4.

Develop your value proposition and reach into growth markets

5.

Improve employee engagement and responsible business practices

6.

A blended programme that combines interactive, online sessions with face-to-face learning to suit you

Eligibility

To join Help to Grow, your business must:

  • Be a Small or Medium-sized Enterprise (SME)
  • From any business sector, employing between 5 and 249 people
  • Have been operational for at least one year
  • Not be a charity

To join Help to Grow, the applicant must:

  • Be a senior decision maker, such as Chief Executive, Finance Director, Operations Director, etc. (Please note, only one person per business can attend the programme)
  • Commit to completing all sessions