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Business Growth Fundamentals - Day 1


Cost: Free

Our Business Growth Fundamentals programme has been specifically designed for you if you are:

  • Looking to start a business and aspire to take on employees and grow turnover but need help and support.
  • An owner of an SME looking to achieve ongoing success and growth of a business.

Through a series of practical workshops, we will equip you with the essential tools, knowledge and insights to help you design your own business growth plan and enhance your own personal capabilities.

The primary outcome of participation in the programme is to equip you with the skills to enable you to identify current key issues facing the development of your business, enhance your own personal capabilities, develop an innovation mindset and to design your own business growth plan.

The programme is made up of three workshops, run on consecutive days, which will mirror the component parts of a standard business plan as a framework. 

Each of the three workshops will deliver elements of business growth plan, split into sessions covering theory as well as practical examples and best practice.


Workshop 1: Building your business

Creating an Executive Summary – how to write an Executive Summary to help you position your business in your marketplace.

Business Overview – looking at what business structure might be appropriate for you, matters to consider when running a business [for example VAT, employer contributions, taxes, HR] and a look at the common reasons for business failure [so you don’t make the same mistakes].

Start-up costs – a look at costs incurred before you start your business.

Products and Services – a look at how to price your product or service, understanding your Gross Profit Margin, why Breakeven Analysis is important, what are the Product Life Cycles and an overview of Intellectual Property Rights.

Strengths and Opportunities / Weaknesses and Threats – selling the first two, finding ways to minimise the other two.


To book your place, call 01656 868500.

Dates and venues

17 September 2019, 12:30 - 16:30
MTEC, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8AP

Cost: Free

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3 October 2019, 12:30 - 16:30
Business in Focus (Bocam Park), Pencoed, CF35 5LJ

Cost: Free

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7 October 2019, 12:30 - 16:30
Techhub, Swansea, SA1 1DP

Cost: Free

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8 October 2019, 12:30 - 16:30
Orbit Business Centre, Merthyr Tydfil / Merthyr Tudful, CF48 1DL

Cost: Free

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10 October 2019, 12:30 - 16:30
The Maltings, Cardiff Bay, CF24 5EA

Cost: Free

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