Entrepreneurs Forum: Scale-up Leaders’ Academy
The Scale-up Leaders’ Academy offers targeted support in a programme that complements events and peer-to-peer mentoring organized by the North East’s Entrepreneurs’ Forum. It focuses specifically on helping high- growth business owners to scale their business through mentoring, coaching and practical workshops. Its first cohort of 12 entrepreneurs joined in February 2017.
The programme was devised following participation in the ScaleUp Institute’s Driving Economic Growth through Scaleup Ecosystems’ course in Manchester. Members of the group included educational institutions, entrepreneurs, and the North East LEP, all of whom continue to support its development
The Academy is currently open to qualifying members of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum and to business owners from all sectors based in either the North East or Tees Valley LEP areas. Participants must have more than ten sta and seen turnover grow by at least 10% each year during the past three years.
Spread over a ten-month period, participants explore six key topics and draw up plans to implement change within their business. Each then reports back on their success and learning around the following subjects: developing a high-growth mindset; improving leadership capability; enhancing sales skills; accessing and managing the right nance options for growth; recruiting, retaining and developing staff; and branding & marketing.
Help is provided through a mix of inspirational/role model-led events, practical workshops, certified scaleup coaching, peer-to-peer mentoring support, and group action-based learning sessions.
To find out more: http://www.entrepreneursforum.net/business-support/scale-up-leaders-academy
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