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Unique Business Set To Help Businesses Grow

Unique Business Set To Help Businesses Grow

Business growth organisation Growmybiz is set to take small business owners to new heights with its new flagship programme going for great™.

going for greatTM is a unique formula combining a range of elements including:

* Best-practice skills taught in a practical format;

* Peer learning in groups of up to 12 small business owners; and

* A focus on the key inhibitors of business including the skills and habits businesses need to grow.

Growmybiz is the first business of its type to address the specific needs of small business owners that have made the commitment to grow.

Growmybiz CEO, Tara Lorigan, says Growmybiz provides a proven solution for owners who are tired of seeking advice and being given grand plans for their business which require more staff and money as well as time, skills and habits they haven’t got but are required to implement it all.

“Small business owners often find business growth too daunting and this level of discomfort, coupled with their genuinely hectic schedule, means new plans don’t get the attention needed to build momentum, despite best intentions”.

Growmybiz focuses on the skill and habits that will ultimately improve financial results while building a business that is sustainable so it can last the distance.

“Growmybiz is about providing real solutions for serious and committed business owners, ” Lorigan says. Growmybiz says growth lies in the ability of business owners to transition themselves to being the ‘CEO’ while still running a range of other aspects of the business.

“These fledgling CEO’s learn at Growmybiz how to carve out time in their hectic schedule for the activities required to achieve sustainable growth.”

“The reality is that the biggest inhibitor of growth is almost always the owner. Growmybiz directly addresses this dilemma. CEO’s are usually aware of some of the areas where they are not performing, but by using our tools they gain a very specific picture of where those weaknesses are. This allows them to create the focus needed to make them the leader they need to be and create the growth they want.”

But Lorigan says there is no short cut to obtaining these results. “It takes a lot of hard work. Most businesses will say they want to grow but usually what they mean is that they want more sales, and fast. We have a rigorous process to ensure only those that are genuinely committed to growth get a place on one of our going for greatTM programme. Getting the right mix of attendees is critical to the success of the programme so we are comfortable saying no to businesses that do not have the level of commitment that will carry them through .”

Peer interaction and learning are enormously beneficial in the development of new solutions for any business owner. It enhances learning and creates a higher level of focus over the course of the programme, which runs for ten months.

Following a three month review, Darren Sue from Bright White Dental says his business is now on track to be where he wants it to be.

“It’s given us a positive direction and clarity and has had a much greater impact than I’d anticipated at the outset,” says Darren.

Design and build specialists Ahead Buildings have also benefited, noticing a raft of benefits. CEO, Rhys Andrews says he is amazed at what they’ve achieved just after six months.

“We are experiencing major improvements. Defining priorities, rationalising our thinking and challenging the way we do things is having an increasingly tangible impact,” says Rhys.

Growmybiz is committed to making going for great available nationally and believes this is a significant opportunity to create a valid impact on economic development in this country by helping these small business owners transform themselves into leaders that can finally create the growth they are capable of.

“It’s tough for small businesses in many ways that larger businesses just don’t have to consider. Because going for greatTM works we are absolutely dedicated to making this as widely accessible as possible,” Lorigan says.

Lorigan is so confident CEO’s will come away with promised results, it provides a 100% money back promise if it doesn’t deliver. “If a business does not get what we’ve promised they should get their money back. I am absolutely comfortable making that promise. It means we have to deliver and we’re committed to doing just that.”


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