Growing Your Business

Overcome the growing pains facing small businesses and grow exponentially
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

In this course Growing Your Business, we look at the stages of growth that a business goes through and the corresponding challenges during each stage. A growing business represents its own unique challenges that many people often don't think about. Many small businesses dream of growth – increased sales turnover, increased customers etc., but unless the company is geared to handle that growth – the company may find the whole operation could be at risk because they simple 'can't handle' it. This situation is called 'over trading'.

We look at where you are now, and how the growth framework (which is a method whereby your business could grow exponentially) works and we look at ways and ideas in which the business could grow. A few simple changes – could result in huge increases. Simple, measureable changes.

We discuss the ways to manage the process because a growing business requires more resources and expertise to manage it. We look at 10 key issues when growth is present and how these issues can be resolved. There's different stakeholders within an organization who are all impacted when growth occurs.

We explore various sources of finance – how to fund this growing business – whether it's through other peoples time or other peoples money.

A work booklet is included for you to fill in. The course will take about 1 - 2 hours to complete. You watch the module and then fill in the workbook to apply to your own business situation.

If you are studying business at college, or if you are an owner/ manager of a growing business or if you have an interest in business growth – then you'll enjoy this course. We mix some textbook theory with some very practical examples.

You'll have very strong ideas to take away which will help you to grow your own organization.

What are the requirements?

  • You don't need any specific materials. A course booklet is given. It is useful to already be in a business, because then you can apply what we show you.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Find ways to grow the business
  • Manage the growth of the business
  • Explore sources of finance to fund the business growth

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is ideal for the Self employed, business owners, students of business studies
  • Take this course if you are interested in how business growth works

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to the course

Download the booklet to fill in as we work through the course


We look at the 3 stage growth model - and what stage your organisation is in

Section 2: The Growth Framework
Where are you now?
The growth framework
10% improvement
Section 3: Finding and managing growth
Managing the Process
Finding Growth
Section 4: Challenges to growth

First 3 issues - market segmentation, the sales pipeline and marketing

10 Key issues (no 4 and 5)
10 key issues part 3
10 Key issues part 4 (no 9 & 10)
Section 5: Financing Growth
Sources of finance
Section 6: Concluding ideas
Ideas to grow & recap

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Instructor Biography

Lisa Newton, Entrepreneur & Serial Author

Lisa Newton BA MSc FMAAT has a masters degree in Investment Management and a first class honours degree in Accounting with Marketing. She formed her first company in 2004 with £150 in the same month of graduating from City University, London UK. Lisa has never had a full time 9 to 5 job in her life. She's a serial entrepreneur and author who holds directorships in various industries including telecoms, software, hair & beauty as well as finance. She has won various awards in Business including: Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2007 and in 2008 Enterprising Business Award and has been nominated and shortlisted in numerous others. In 2011 and in 2012 one of her companies won Best Accounting Franchisor Award.

Lisa's books include: How to write a book in two weeks, Constant Cashflow, Make the most of your money, How to start your own bookkeeping business, Cosmic ordering with Vision Boards and Quickbooks Online The Handbook. Some of the books are in audio-format on itunes and audible.

Lisa supports the charity The MS Society. A speaker, coach, consultant and an avid networker, Lisa enjoys meeting people and working on projects with like-minded individuals.

In her spare time, Lisa likes traveling, dancing salsa, writing books, learning languages, meditation and cosmic ordering.

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