The Government’s Help to Grow: Management scheme, facilitated at Kent Business School, is open for applicants to start in February 2024.
Help to Grow is a £520 million initiative backed by the Small Business Charter, to help owners of small and medium-sized firms take their business to the next level.
Government funding covers 90% of costs and means that for as little as £750, leaders can benefit from high quality face to face and virtual learning sessions from academic experts, one-to-one support from a business mentor, peer to peer facilitated sessions and access to a network of like-minded business leaders and a bespoke growth plan to help the business reach its full potential.
Former Help to Grow student, Gloria, said: ‘The course is very useful, I feel very privileged to have the time to do this. We’ve talked about strategy and innovation, Digital Adoption, Internationalisation and winning new markets.
My aspirations are to scale, to grow – not only the business but to grow in confidence, as a business owner and this course is helping me to achieve that.’
The modules on the programme will cover growth and innovation, leading high-performance teams, and digital adoption, as well as financial management and responsible business practices.
Those accepted on to the programme will hear from inspirational business leaders and learn alongside local peers, with access to a national alumni network.
Upon finalising the course, students will develop a tailored business growth plan to increase productivity and grow revenue.
KBS Help to Grow Management is available for aspiring leaders and decision makers, now.
Help to Grow is a £520 million scheme to help owners of small and medium-sized businesses take their business to the next level.