Is your East Sussex based business less than 12 months old?
We’ve assembled a team of practicing business professionals and built a programme designed to give small groups of local business less than 12 months old access to this wide range of expertise. All for free, funded through the South East Business Boost.
You start with some time working one to one with an experienced Growth Advisor (either Gavin McWhirter or James Mackrill) to develop an outline growth plan, and then over a 10-week period there will be 10 small-group, informal workshops covering strategy, growth planning, marketing, finance, improving your website, planning, developing a sales process, recruitment, product development and branding.
Each group will also have access to a range of Master Classes.
Every business has access a rapid business assessment – which is free for any company in East Sussex.
- The Rapid Business Assessment will give you recommendations and advice, personalised according the the answers you provided
- Instant download of the report for your business
- 3-hours of 1-to-1 support with a business advisor
- 10 small group workshops with different subject matter experts
- Free access to a series of Master Classes on specialist topic or to cover subjects in more depth
Step 1: Complete the Rapid Business Assessment. You can do it now, online via the button below. It takes just 3-5 minutes.
Step 2: Book a 30-minute Zoom call to discuss the best programme of support for you. Pick a time that suits you using the links below.
Wave 3: 26th January to 30th March 2021
Wave 4: 8th April to 8th June 2021
Wave 5: 16th September to 18th November 2021
Wave 6: 10th January to 23rd March 2022
Wave 7: April 2022 (dates TBC)
Meet the Team.
The team of specialists that will be delivering the Ready to Grow workshops
Julian is based in Brighton and has runs a sales consultancy called Sales to Success for the past 18 years. Julian has been involved in helping dozens of SMEs improve their sales performance and profitability, across multiple sectors. He believes that clarity around...
Ian has had a 30 year career in developing new electronic products and associated services through understanding customer and market needs, and creating environments for technical experts to deliver exactly what is required. Working closely with customers and...
Victoria is an Account Director with Cobb PR, as well as being a board member for Women in Social Housing South East. Victoria’s experience, working across international brands, includes FedEx and Tyrrells. She has an excellent understanding of the media landscape,...
Gemma is an international trade consultant with success of growing SMEs into Global brands in over 100 countries. One of her biggest success story was taking a product called Tangle Teezer, a business rejected from a Dragon’s Den, to being a global phenomenon with a...
Gavin McWhirter is a business advisor with more than 20 years experience across sales, marketing, business and strategy development, and is the founder of Digital Islands. His experience includes supporting hundreds of small and medium sized businesses, working across...