Our Business Growth Service is all about your growth as a leader, and the sustainable growth of your business. It is designed to support your business through all stages of development – from start-ups all the way through to more established businesses.
How we can help you
Many of the business we work with already have the passion and drive and know their market well, but can lack the time, money and expertise to put their plans into place. Often they are too busy working in their business rather than on it, and that’s where we come in.
Our online Business Review gives you the opportunity to stand back from your business and look at four key areas. At the end of the review, send it back to us and we will contact you to discuss an action plan and next steps.
You’ll then be referred to our local network of Service Partners who specialise in business growth, coaching and mentoring to help you deliver your action plan.
Your Business Review Includes:
- Sales and Marketing: Market research, new products/markets, developing your marketing strategy and plan, target groups and campaigns, winning new customers, communications – branding through to website and social media, customer relationship management & measuring success.
- Managing People, Performance and Productivity: Developing your business plan, the skills you need in your business, your management structure, recruitment, Apprenticeships, staff management and development, performance and appraisals, HR and employment law issues, health and safety, productivity and healthy working.
- Finance and sustainability: Checking your business viability, including finance options, raising finance, cash flow and profit forecasts, developing “finance ready” proposals, bids and tenders for winning new contracts, financial management processes and policies.
- Digital Technology: analysis of the types and uses of technology in your business processes.
“Merton Chamber has allowed us to conquer several hurdles, successfully win grant money and confidently borrow money to grow our business. Thanks to Merton Chamber’s own business Adviser, Kevan Dunne, we have an expert who we can turn to whenever we hit a road block – and there have been several he has helped us navigate. We now have a solid business plan with set targets that has given us so much more confidence to continue to grow our business.”Paolo Moresco
“Merton Chamber provided us with impartial and professional guidance and support in developing the original business plan. It’s been useful to know the Chamber were there to guide us during the initial stages of the business.”James and Leanne Barrett