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What Do You Need?

Whether you’re a startup in need of a growth strategy, an established company looking to increase profitability, or somewhere in between, we’ll match you to a business advisor who has the commercial experience to guide you to success.

 

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How We Can Help

We’re your single gateway to navigating the best private and public sector business support available. We’re your foot in the door, your insider knowledge, your expert resource. We’re in your corner.

 

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Why Work With Us

Since 2014, we’ve helped more than 3,000 businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire become more efficient, move into bigger premises, or increase competitiveness.

 

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JOBS CREATED TO DATE
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There's no agenda other than to help you grow your business

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Our job it to find just the right fit for your business

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Advice from people who have been there and got the t-shirt

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Whatever stage your business is at we can help you get to the next level

 

 

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We have more than 200 years' successful commercial experience

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Help with exporting, skills, property, finance, technology and much more

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We are a friendly team and we're on your side all the way

 

Aug

17

How to Identify & Develop Future Leaders

Talent and technology are often quoted as the two main drivers of growth. Without effective leadership, companies face an uncertain future. For smaller companies who do not have corporate leadership development programmes, the problem of how to secure additional leadership capacity can be more acute especially in an increasingly knowledge driven economy. 

There is always the ‘buy it in’ option – hire someone with a proven track record elsewhere who is already ‘developed’.  But this doesn’t always give the right cultural fit or send the right message to the rest of your team.

Aug

10

Management Information: Using Key Numbers to Your Advantage

You do want to improve your sales, profits, cash flow, don’t you?

Being able to plan for success would be great, wouldn’t it?

Seeing your numbers in a clearer light would help you sleep better at night, I’m sure.

In essence Plan, Do, Review and Change or Carry on

Aug

03

How to Protect Your Big Data Idea

The process of innovation has changed - it is much quicker than it used to be and it is more likely to rely on significant data.

Instead of spending several years considering how a new technology performs under research conditions before starting to develop it, today’s entrepreneurs work to much shorter product development cycles. They are more likely to be testing several ideas simultaneously and refining them as they go.

While data-based inventions are still relatively few and far between, this is rapidly gaining traction as an important area of innovation activity.

Jul

27

Recruiting & Retaining Staff: The Package

Social media has changed the recruitment business because now recruiters can identify and connect more easily with “potential passive” candidates and discuss new opportunities.

In order to avoid people being lured away it is important to ensure that the entire benefits package and working environment are competitive and attractive.

It is becoming more prevalent that candidates are not only motivated to move jobs by the financial rewards of a higher basic salary or a lucrative bonus, or commission payments, but by the intrinsic factors on offer as well.

Jul

20

Beware of Inventive Fraudulent Scams

The threat from fraudsters continues to grow as criminals find ever more inventive ways to try and con people out of their money.

Figures from a recent report, the Annual Fraud Indicator, show that fraud now costs the UK more than £190 billion a year.

According to Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK), fraudsters are using tactics such as scam emails and fake adverts on social media or internet searches which offer substantial discounts on goods and services to trick people into visiting fake websites and handing over their card details.

Jul

13

What Financial Solutions are Available in the SME Market?

Funding for growth is a continuous journey, but one that is particularly onerous for those businesses in the early stages of development.

Many small businesses are started with overdrafts or credit cards or with help from family or friends, or by putting up the family home as security. At some point, the business has to stand on its own two feet if it is to remain viable.

Jul

06

Choosing the Right Suppliers: Due Diligence

Carrying out supplier due diligence is an essential part of any outsourcing process.

It allows both parties to understand exactly what is required under the outsourcing arrangement, evaluate the costs and practical aspects of service delivery, and establish whether the two parties will be able to work well together at a cultural and organisational level.      

Jun

29

What to do When Your Last Succession Hope Vanishes

Succession planning can be tricky for family businesses at the best of times and constant changes to the family tree as individuals get divorced and re-marry can affect future plans.

For family business owners planning for retirement, there is nothing worse than finding out that their preferred choice of successor has decided to take a step back or has changed their mind.

Jun

22

The Do's and Dont's of a Good Business Plan

A Business Plan should be the 'Bible' of your business, if you are starting out it should be where you jot every idea, this document will show you your business journey, the errors in which you need to resolve. It is also to show other people (that don't know you or the business) what the purpose(s) of the business is. There are many templates out there that you can use for guidance. Here are the main areas of a business plan.

The Owner(s)?

Jun

15

Employer Branding – What Does it Mean & Why Does it Matter?

Branding is a topic close to our hearts and rather on our minds here, having recently rebranded from Quorum People to QPLtalent. But what do we really mean by ‘employer branding’ and why does it really matter?

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Client feedback

The advice and support from the Growth Hub has worked wonders. We have been able to accelerate the growth and bring in more staff more quickly.

Urban Civil Engineering, Joint MD

GH were key in supporting us successfully apply for new racking, allowing us to take on more work and employ new members of staff.

Packsmart, MD

The GrowthHub have inspired us to take a fresh look at our business and the way we do things.

Nine Point High, Owner

Its made a big difference to the business in growth moving forward allowed us to expedite another 5 staff. Also your proactive approach of day to day business and your suggestions and advice have been very helpful. 

Lenoch Engineering, MD

I’m in a different place since approaching the GrowthHub

Byson Cables, Owner

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