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Strategic Planning for Growth – Being on the Business not in the Business

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Wednesday 8 November 2017 (11:39 AM)

The BEST Growth Hub Business Workshop Programme is funded by BEST and delivered by LAR Consultancy in partnership with other Essex Innovation Programme Mentors. BEST Growth Hub was launched in October 2015 to function as a ‘one-stop shop’ for business support such as: access to training, finance, marketing and local authority services. It aims to improve and simplify the Essex business support landscape and increase the overall take-up of business support. For more information please visit: If you are booking onto a 3 hour workshop please also review the wider programme as often 2x3 hour workshops on a related subject are being delivered at the same venue on the same day.


  • BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL as places are limited.

  • On completing a workshop you will automatically be referred to one of the BEST Growth Hub Navigators, who will be able to signpost you to further advice and any training that you might require.

  • Each individual may attend workshops up to a maximum of 21 hours in total.

  • Each business can send a maximum of 2 members of staff on each workshop.

  • In order to qualify for a place on a workshop the employer/business / entrepreneur must be based in Essex.

  • Please note that a workshop may not take place if there are not a minimum of 10 attendees.

 Book your place

What is this workshop about?

Quite often in Small business the owner is involved in every aspect, from HR to finance, to generating sales and logistics. This workshop will give you the opportunity to focus outside of the daily grind; understand the importance of strategy and planning to make your business grow and be successful. You will learn about top tips for a strong strategy, how to use strategy to build a successful company. You will also be able to explore which strategies should you have and conduct a strategy health check and peer review.

This is for existing businesses which are already trading and are looking to grow their sales and staff.

Where, when and duration?

Choose from:

  • 24th November 09.30-12.30 Southend (3 hours) - Toby Carvery, Prince Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6RL

  • 5th December 09.30-12.30 Colchester (3 hours) - Games Hub, Knowledge Gateway, University of Essex, Wivenhoe, Colchester, CO4 3SQ

The exact venue or joining details will be emailed to you with your booking confirmation.

How much?

There is a charge of £10 per person

Get in touch

or call 03330 320 580