Get Growing in 2017: big thinking for small business

20 Oct 2016

Business Allotment

According to the latest government figures, at the beginning of 2015, SMEs employed a total of 15.6 million people, and were responsible for 47% of the annual turnover in the UK private sector – a whopping £1.8 trillion. Furthermore, 76% of SMEs were sole traders or non-employing companies. Since 2000, non-employing businesses have been responsible for 90% of the growth in the business population.

With millions of people in business working for themselves, by themselves, there is a strong need for peer support and training in every aspect of operation.

Hertford workshops

The main purpose of The UOE Business Hub in Hertford is to help local sole traders and small business owners get work done. And that’s why we’ve teamed up with Jodie Newman of The Business Allotment to run a short series of business training workshops aimed at helping sole traders, entrepreneurs and business owners.

Get Growing in 2017 is a series of three 2-hour sessions in which Jodie will cover critical business growth elements: Brand, Customer and Plan. Using practical and fun methods in her high impact training, she’ll let you know how to make your brand work harder, the best ways to find your target customers and sell to them, and also help you create an action plan for 2017.

The courses will be held in the meeting room of The Hub in the centre of Hertford. According to Jodie, the synergy between UOE and The Business Allotment will enhance the success of the sessions. “With The Hub being the perfect place for small businesses to work and grow, and The Business Allotment’s strategy and training designed to do the same, by joining forces we can really help the local business community go from strength to strength.”

We are, of course, delighted with our partnership with The Business Allotment. “The Hub is committed to local businesses in the Hertford area, and joining forces with Jodie on the Get Growing sessions is a natural extension of that. Our aim is to help create a thriving, collaborative community of entrepreneurs and owners who can work together and support each other in order to ‘Get Work Done’ and grow!”

The Get Growing in 2017 sessions have been designed to be as affordable as possible in order to appeal to newly-established entrepreneurs and sole traders. At £79 + VAT (which works out at just £26 per workshop), they are extraordinary value for money.

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