The Growth Program you (and your business) need
Business Foundations' Growth Program helps business owners focus on the issues that mean the difference between scaling up and stalling. Owners develop detailed, focused business strategies geared towards developing scale.
WHAT DOES GROWTH OFFER?
This world-leading program has helped Western Australian businesses grow and business owners take the next crucial step in their management and leadership for more than 20 years. We count many of WA's business leaders among our alumni.
Our eight to ten-month Business Growth course is a chance to:
- FOCUS ON YOUR PIPELINE
Identify and target more profitable customers, opportunities in different markets and new products or services.
- ALIGN YOUR PURPOSE
Get clarity on your business mission, values, vision and ideal customers — and the steps you need for growth.
- BUILD FROM DAY ONE
Leave each session with a clear action plan and outcomes that you can implement immediately in your business.
Why Growth works
Work with other leading WA businesses to explore ideas, test strategies and accelerate your progress in a unique, supportive environment.
ENJOY IMMERSIVE TRAINING
Start with an immersive three-day workshop that builds strong bonds with your cohort of fellow business owners. You will work with the cohort throughout.
Learn at speed
Use the intensive learning environment to supercharge your plans, and gain peer feedback on your business goals for the next five years.
Gain Expert knowledge
Work with peers, industry leaders, inspirational guest speakers and program alumni on the challenges facing your business.
What program is right for you?
Growth Owner is a chance to step out of the day-to-day running of your business and develop a clear path that cuts through. Every session is devoted to tackling important, sometimes intractable business challenges, from building an optimal customer base to creating business systems to developing an optimal team.
Each practical, hands-on session will see you develop an action plan that can be immediately implemented in your business, while the schedule is designed to fit in with your busy working life.
Growth Manager is a program tailored specifically for leaders within growing businesses. You might not be the owner, but we understand you are committed to the business and its success.
This program helps managers align and coordinate the strategic goals of your business, with a focus on rising above the daily tasks and looking at the bigger picture.
We design this program to complement the Growth Owners program, giving managers the skills and tools they need to support the strategic plan of the business and to drive this implementation on a daily basis.
Each session will see managers develop a clear action plan that can be immediately implemented in their business.
Register your interest today
Our next course starts early March 2018. Contact us now for more information.
Frequently asked questions
+ I am too busy running my business. Why is Business Foundations' Owners Program worth my time and investment?
As the owner of a small business, every minute of every day counts and taking time out of your business is very difficult – we get that.
Attending the Growth Program is investing time in your business and in yourself. It gives you the chance to take time out to reflect on your business, learn the skills needed to grow strategically, and discover how to make the changes needed operationally. This leads to business improvements, increases in profitability and an improvement in the overall health of your business and you as the business owner.
You will spend time away from your business actively growing your business and learning new skills and developing action plans to implement.
+ Will confidential information about my business stay within the Program?
This is a natural concern for business owners and we ask all participants to respect privacy and uphold confidentiality.
We tailor our cohorts, you will not be in the same group as a direct competitor. This enables you to feel comfortable to be able to reveal information about the challenges you face as a business.
Business peers can problem-solve and come up with action plans to turn your business challenges into scale-up solutions.
+ Will I receive hands-on help?
Each participant will be matched with a business mentor and receive one-to-one mentoring to help embed learning and outcomes into your business.
We find the combination of in-class learning, peer-to-peer support and mentoring to be the most powerful combination for business owners to make the changes and implement growth.
+ Is the program academic?
The program is built on more than 25 years of knowledge of working with small business owners. The facilitators have real-world experience as small business owners. The program is developed based on what business owners tell us are your pain points – the things that keep you up at night.
There are no exams or complex readings, but the program is rigorous. We help you think through the challenges and issues facing your business in a methodical, detailed way. Most importantly, you get immediate, actionable outcomes rather than academic theories. The program is practical, engaging and hands-on.
+ Are there any pre-requisites to joining the program?
You are eligible as long as you are a small business owner and have an openness and willingness to learn and participate.
+ Does this program help me to network?
One of the important benefits of the program is being plugged into a network of about 20 like-minded small business people ready to exchange their ideas and experiences.
If you have a problem, there are bound to be other people in the room who have faced the same challenges. Once you have completed the program you will be connected into a powerful alumni of Perth's leading business owners to allow you to continue building your network.