Locate East Sussex launches Business Growth Week
During a challenging economic period, where we are surrounded by stories of rising energy prices and a cost of living crisis, many businesses may be thinking about putting a hold on their plans for growth. Locate East Sussex want to show business owners the wealth of support available to them, and how they can utilise this to continue with their plans, and move the business forward.
To do this they have introduced #BusinessGrowthWeek.
This week long social campaign from Monday 20th February to Friday 24th February will be highlighting success stories of growth in the county, signposting to support available, top tips to consider when building your growth strategy and a series of Lunch and Learn webinars with partners NatWest.
The series of 30 minute webinars will provide guidance and advice on how to navigate your path to business growth.
Managing Unexpected Growth
Monday 20th February 12.00-12.30
In this session we’ll help you to analyse and assess existing growth and forecast growth patterns within your business. Discuss building a short, medium and long-term growth plan to help you achieve your goals. We will also look at identifying external growth factors, resourcing your business and growth planning.
Identifying & Reaching New Markets
Tuesday 21st February 12.00-12.30
In this workshop, we will help you to analyse your existing model, looking at changes in customer behaviour so we will discuss analysing the market and market trends which can help you explore, identify new opportunities and discuss understanding your existing customers and to reach new and right markets for your business.
Responding to Change
Wednesday 22nd February 12.00-12.30
In this session we’ll take a closer look at some of the challenges you face as a business leader, looking at the risk and opportunities and putting a plan in place to move forward. take a look at resilience planning, and consider how to develop and manage risk appetite within your business. Regularly manage your processes and operations to remain resilient. Set clear resilience targets to strength your business model now for the future.
Continuity & Resilience Planning
Thursday 23rd February 12.00-12.30
With so much learned with the benefit of hindsight following the Covid-19 situation and now the cost of living, it’s left many with thoughts around how they manage risk, opportunities and behaviours within their businesses that would allow them to react more resiliently should they find themselves in difficult situations. The tricky bit is, where do you start? During this webinar we will consider: How to develop and manage a risk appetite within your business, How to regularly manage your processes and operations to remain resilient & How to set clear resilience targets to strengthen your business model now for the future.
Pivoting & Diversifying your Business Model
Friday 24th February 12.00-12.30
In this workshop, we will explore the importance of knowing when and how to pivot your business model to respond to a changing market. We will discuss why it is important to be flexible and when to consider pivoting and how to pivot and diversify your business.
Make sure you follow our social channels to be a part of the campaign!