“The Five Stages of Business Growth – Assessing why 90% of new businesses fail and how the 10% succeed?”
Join us for workshop 1 of 5 to explore and master the 5 stages of business growth.
Categorising the problems and growth patterns of small businesses in a systematic way that is useful to start ups seems at first glance a hopeless task. Small businesses vary widely in size and capacity for growth. They are characterised by independence of action, differing organisational structures, and varied management styles. Yet on closer scrutiny, it becomes apparent that they experience common problems arising at similar stages in their development. What you develop in your business is up to you, how you develop it is also all dependent on YOU.
Part 3: Concept to Growth: Survival stage of your business
The decision facing owners at this stage is whether to exploit the company’s accomplishments and expand or keep the company stable and profitable, providing a base for alternative owner activities. Therefore, a key issue is whether to use the company as a platform for growth or as a means of support for the owners as they completely or partially disengage from the business – making it a company. Behind the disengagement might be a wish to start up new enterprises, run for political office, go to the moon or simply to pursue hobbies and other outside interests while maintaining the business more or less in the status quo. This workshop will cover:
- Establishing a brand
- Establishing a business structure
- Establishing Customer Base
- Establishing Market Presence
- IT solutions, website, CRM, ERP, app solutions
Martin Halford: Executive Technologist with extensive experience and a proven track record in Software Development, Technical Architect and Agile / Scrum practices over 23 years. Extensive experience across all aspects of the software development life-cycle including understanding business needs & gathering requirements; planning & developing systems in highly technical software environments; and managing project teams of architects, software developers and system testers. Worked in small start-up companies, in global organisations on multi-team programmes and many organisations in-between.
Stewart Rodgers: Involved in sales, marketing and running software companies since computers had black screens with the ‘wide choice’ of green or orange text. Speaking, writing and reading about marketing technology, sales force automation, web tools and awesome processes. Heading up the Marketing Department of VentureBeat, to make VB Insight the best analysis and reports resource on the planet – one where every expert can finally have their words read and their voices heard.
Alex Alinia has worked in various roles ranging from Hospitality to IT & Finance to Business Consultancy over the past 10 years, specialising in Start UP and business transformation. Having talked the talk he is now embarking on the a new venture, providing the strategy and operations behind the conception of a new food brand and co-founding Anzali. A British, family owned and operated business, Anzali is the birth place of founders, with Persian recipes inspired through four generations of home cooking. From grans kitchen to the mass market, we aim to be the number one Persian Food Specialists in the UK market without comprising on the integrity and authenticity. Offering a unique & exciting range of delicious flavours and tastes, unlike any other cuisines.
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