Is this for you?
- Are you a Business Leader, wanting to improve, change and grow your business this year?
- Are you sometimes frustrated with your progress?
- Are you overwhelmed and too busy doing stuff all the time to think about and plan how to move towards your bigger business goals?
- Do you struggle to “see the wood for the trees” in terms of the best way forward?
- Are you frustrated by a lack of time, focus, resources, or consistent pipeline?
If so you are in the right place.
If you want to improve things, and make more of a success of your business this year, then it’s vital you invest TIME to think and plan your way forward.
Unfortunately, time is the one thing Business Owners tend to struggle with the most!
The irony is, once you start to put the time in to planning, then your activities become more purposeful and effective, and that in itself starts to help you create time. But it starts with the first step, you’ve got to carve out some time to get going: we like to say “you’ve got to take time to make time!”
A paper from Business Information and Skills (BIS) in 2013 found that 46% of SMEs do not plan!
Many businesses we speak to aren’t sure what “strategy” is. In fact strategy is often associated with big companies and seen as an inconvenience for smaller business when there is so much to do all the time just to keep the business ticking over!
The issue we find with many businesses we speak to is that they essentially operate in a reactive manner, often just jumping into the next thing that seems right in the moment. They find as a result that they WASTE time, money and effort investing in resources and activities that do not get them the results they want. This is often because they have not put the time into first being clear on their objectives and then working out what is likely to have the most impact in getting them there. They don’t have a strategy: a proactive plan for the result they want to achieve.
“Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy” Rudi Giuliani
We believe you need to have a clear picture of where you’re going and then develop a strategy for getting there. This in turn will help you to make better decisions in the moment about what to invest in, where to focus your efforts and where to invest your time if you want to grow.
Invest your time in strategic planning and you will have more time in the future!
“After attending this event me and my business partner were totally clear on how we needed to move forward and what to focus on next – we’d recommend it to any business wanting to grow!”Dom Thorpe
“As an established business we found this invaluable in planning both the mid and long term strategy for the company.
We now have a very clear vision for the future growth of 3MIL and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Engineering Business Growth’s services to anyone looking to grow their business.”Ian Lowe
“EBG have helped us see where we want to get to and what we need to do to get here. They’re great at asking questions that uncover the vision and values behind everything. And then helping you figure out how you’re going put that into action to achieve what it is you want to accomplish.“Paul Sturrock
How to DRIVE your business to the next level!
If you want your business to develop and grow this year then why not start by getting clear on what you want to achieve, where you need to improve and what your strategy is going to be to make the necessary changes.
With clarity in these areas you are more likely to be able to consistently chip away at implementing your plans by investing your time and effort on the right activity to grow.
During this masterclass you will:
Review your performance over the last year and extract the key lessons to feed into even better results over the year to come
Learn strategies, processes and activities that are worth doing more of so you can build on them. Learn from past failures and analyse issues to identify solutions and avoid mistakes.
Clarify your vision for the next 12 months and what the next level is in your business
A business vision is the picture that you have of your business when it’s fulfilling the ambition you have for it. The power of a vision is that it acts like a compass; with the clear picture of the destination giving you a steer on the direction you need to go when you come to key business decisions.
The next level is different for each business and involves your next push for growth whether that means higher revenue, a bigger team, greater profitability or more time off to do the things you love to do. Clarifying this gives focus over the next 12 months.
Identify your primary obstacles holding you back right now
All business owners hit obstacles at one time or another. Obstacles are a sign of ambition and a desire to improve and grow because they appear as you try to change things and progress. By clear thinking and identifying which obstacles are most pressing, you will be in a better position to proactively tackle them.
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Performance improvement: It’s essential you raise your performance and the performance of your business if you want to break through to another level this year. We will help you identify where you need to improve your performance to get better results.
Strategic Planning: There is no magic wand, growth requires continuously chipping away at the right things. We will show you a strategic planning process that you can implement which will mean you can develop the business bit by bit.
Not only that, you will also take part in a mastermind session where current real and relevant business issues will be tackled to identify multiple solutions, enabling peer to peer support and learning.
Engineering Business Growth Club
Finally, this is a taster of the Engineering Business Growth Club so we will introduce you to it, so that you can make an informed decision as to whether you could benefit from a regular program designed to keep you on track and help you drive your business forward.
Though we will be telling you about the above program, our intention is for attendees to get massive value from this event, whether they decide to join the club or not. We believe that if you walk away with clarity, insight and a path forward, then you will be all the more able to make that decision for yourself.
Prior to setting up her own business Beverley spent 12 years working with world-class approaches to people development and performance improvement in the business world. This included working for the company that was the sole supplier of Brian Tracy in the UK, working in Client Management, consultancy and training for a leadership development company with clients such as Abbey National, Network Rail, British Waterways and ADSA, and doing new business development and account management for one of the top Recruitment training providers in the UK.
Having ran and developed her own business for 8 years now Beverley understands the challenges, highs and lows of running a business, the sorts of frustrations experienced when wanting to grow and what it takes to succeed. Her drive is to help others move towards their business ambitions and fulfilment of their life purpose.
Beverley is an accomplished Business and Leadership Coach and trainer, and Business Development, Marketing and Sales professional who uses her down to earth, supportive and personal approach to help her clients achieve clarity, direction, focus, proactivity and results.
With a 10 year career spent between business development and managing operations in the property services sector, Bryan has a proven track record of growing and managing business. When Bryan joined his first SME (Pulse Management) in 2010 as their Business Development Manager, he was inspired by the impact he could have in a short space of time working with an agile, owner managed business. Leaving them 2.5 years later the business had doubled in turnover and landed some marquee clients in the process. Bryan had also decided that this was the sort of impact he wanted to be able to have for multiple owner managed businesses.
Bryan returned to bigger business to set up and run local business units and further deepen his experience. Having built up a wealth of knowledge in people, process and systems management, Bryan decided to move into SME coaching, consultancy and training in 2015. Meeting Beverley shortly after, they quickly realized their aligned values and ambitions and entered into partnership in November of that year.
Specialising in serviced based businesses, Bryan brings focus, strategic insight and the benefit of a wealth of experience to empower his clients and give them the tools to drive their businesses forward towards achieving their business ambitions. Bryan has a reputation amongst his clients for a practical, down to earth approach that helps provide clarity and helps them deal with their most pressing issues now, whilst making sure that their efforts are always contributing towards their ultimate goals.
“Once we determined we were on the same page we were able to set our targets out and establish Business Growth Indicators to measure our progress.
Taking time to do this was the hardest decision, there is always something to do, we knew that we need to plan but to be honest this would not have happened without Bryan and Beverley’s encouragement and leadership.
We now feel focused on where we are headed and how we intend to get there and all successfully implementing our plans across the business.”David Lodge
“I joined the Growth Club to help focus my direction in taking the business forward. Being the owner of a business is a constant learning curve and the growth club is the perfect platform for discussion, advice and learning new skills. The club is welcoming and fun.
It has given my vision for the business more clarity and direction. I am actually starting to practise what they preach. Interacting with other small businesses is great to.
If you want to take your business along the right path so you can achieve your goals then do not hesitate to sign up.”Simon Freer
“I joined the Business Growth Club because we have had several attempts at a strategy but have never really done anything with it. We are now getting too large to grow by ‘the seat of our pants’ and need to be more structured.
Our board did a Strategy Session and it has really helped us to have a common vision and for me, as CEO, to start to focus on specific and agreed deliverables.
The monthly meetings hold me to account and provide a structure for reporting back on progress to the board. It is a really useful programme for anyone wanting to take their business to the next level.”Gill Perkins
“Working with Engineering Business Growth for over a year has had a massive impact on my business. I can see a way forward now and how the business is going to operate and the structure we need to put in place.
I have aims and goals now rather than panic. I can see progress in increased monthly turnover and in having more of the key structures in place to support the existing growth and enable more. I feel far less stressed about the whole process.”Richard Gamble Frost
Next Available Dates:
25 January 2019
8.30am to 1pm
Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa, 354 Queenstown Road, London, SW11 8AE
5 February 2019
8.30am to 1pm
Business Xchange Hub, 3-5 Lansdowne Road, Croydon, CR0 2BX
8.30am to 12.30pm
Tuition House, 27-37 St George’s Road, Wimbledon,London, SW19 4EU
N.B The Business Growth Masterclass is an 8.30am arrival for a 9am prompt start allowing time for networking beforehand.