12 Dec 2019
We are holding more of our successful Breakthrough Growth Masterclass days for North East entrepreneurs in 2020.
Last year we piloted this new kind of free business support, working in collaboration, with Business Doctors.
The initiative comprises of a full day’s workshop, bringing together businesses from various backgrounds, followed up with a one to one session with one of the mentors from Business Doctors.
The first successful Masterclasses have brought together a group of business owners, from different sectors, providing them with an opportunity to take some time out and focus on the issues that are holding back their business growth such as cash flow, lack of sales or profit, strategic planning, knowing your market, making your people profitable and what funding is available.
Jane Reynolds, Northstar Ventures Business Development Manager, said, “As a leading early stage investor, at Northstar we support businesses and entrepreneurs in many different ways. We were delighted to work with the Business Doctors to develop this offer, the combination of a very comprehensive, practical group workshop followed by the focused one to one session gives the chance for business to share knowledge and experience with their peers as well as experts, and then really drill down into their own particular issues.”
Feedback to date has been overwhelmingly positive, demonstrating that these very practical workshops have long term benefits.
Vijayalakshmi Subramani, CEO of Sunderland based Kerckhoffs, who also took up the offer of one to one support following the Masterclass, said, “As a Director of an early stage software development and research company, I learned a lot of insights for day to day business operations and working for reaching to the next stage (e.g. expansion and funding). The structure of the workshop was very clear, the templates and exercises provided can be directly applied in business operations.
“It was great to learn from peers in the workshop group not only about their businesses but also from their success path. The Business Doctors were thorough and they delivered the workshop with a lot of clarity which was easy to understand for any business person at any business stage”.
The next free Breakthrough Growth Masterclass is on 22nd January, places are limited so book yours now