We want to support our local businesses as much as possible and here at Kidderminster BID we’re offering a series of free business growth courses and the opportunity to join a Peer to Peer Network.
Weekly (2hour) training sessions include:
- Embracing change & Covid adaptation on the High Street
- Digital Marketing
- Transition of the High Street
- Effective Leadership Skills
- Communication skills and good management
- Finance: cash flow forecasting, best practice business accounting
- Mental Health in the workplace – recognising signs and your legal obligations
The Peer to Peer Network and training support is to provide local businesses with the tools to work together and learn from top business experts in order to support and adapt to change and be more resilient in the future. The High Street is rapidly evolving and it is crucial that we work together as a business community in order to recover and thrive.
Through interactive action learning, we will enable you to discuss your own challenges, gain and reflect on valuable feedback and implement practical solutions to overcome them.
From Finance and HR to Sales, Marketing and Covid Adaptation and embracing change within the High Street, the expert facilitators will give you the flexibility to create a trusted support network that works for you, helping you to build and strengthen your business and improve its overall performance.
The support is FREE 18hrs of facilitated online learning and FREE 3.5hrs one to one time with the trainer. The activity will need to be completed by the end of March 2021.
The Course will commence on 25th January for 9 weeks.
Sessions are 2 hours long, once a week, on a Monday or a Thursday.
Sessions will be delivered by The Institute of Place Management (part of Manchester Metropolitan University), Dr Julie Grail from The BID Foundation, High Street Task Force, Heart of Worcestershire College (delivering courses for accredited bodies including Chartered Institute of Marketing and Chartered Institute in Management), Bishop Fleming and HR Champions.
The sessions are weekly and aimed at business owners or senior management. It is ideal for independents and franchise owners. You will each receive 1-2-1 coaching following the sessions in order to support and develop your business.
Businesses that seek external advice or undertake formal training are more likely to improve their overall performance, but many prefer to take advice from trusted sources, such as their peers, when presented with external challenges and opportunities.
Peer Networks enables you to make connections that go far beyond networking.
By completing Peer Networks, you will:
- Overcome business challenges and recognise and act on new opportunities
- Build a trusted network of connections to support you now and in the future
- Improve your long-term personal and business performance
- Business has been operating for at least one year
- At least two employees
- Turnover at least £100,000 p.a (*there is some discretion on this)
- Aspiration to improve
Peer Networks is delivered through a series of high impact group sessions, with each cohort led by a trained facilitator. Areas that will be covered will include best use of technology in the COVID world to present the business in the best way digitally and also look at new business development opportunities.
The programme includes:
- Interactive action learning
- Trained facilitators
- Small groups
- Flexible topic selection
- One to one coaching
This is a great opportunity for your businesses, especially as we have been forced into lockdown for a third time. If you would like to sign up or ask any further details, please email the BID Manager directly on Alex@kidderminsterbid.co.uk or phone 07842 894 198.
This business support has been made possible by working in partnership with Worcester BID and Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership.