BWS Business Growth Programme in Aberdeen 4th - 6th of September at RBS City Centre Branch

 BWS (Business Women Scotland) launched a new programme in March to guide business at the growth stage to the next level. The BWS growth programme is designed to encourage and support entrepreneurs and growing businesses, to create prosperity and ultimately create jobs. Running and growing your business can be a lonely place and at this stage you may lose a bit of momentum. BWS have created seminars to help grow your business. At the end of the final seminar you will have the opportunity to present to the panel of specialists and partners we have to help local businesses understand what they want or need to grow. You can then concentrate your efforts where you have the best chance of success and confidently expand your business.

Working in Partnership to increase the economic empowerment of women in business. A designed programme of courses for new business at the growth stage that will increase confidence unlock potential and drive innovation and growth. There will be a series of workshops, with the final event which is titled ‘meet the panel”. A similar programme/network has been rolled out in Dundee and it is estimated that this network has contributed over £120k of in kind support since May 2017. The impact of this resource speaks for itself.

20 places are available for each growth programme in each of the 3 locations.

2 days of workshops:

Day 1

Understanding My Market

Aim of Day – Understand Strategic Vision for Business and start to formulate a 2 year plan

2 minute Introduction to your business

Understanding your current Business proposition – SWOT Analysis – Strengths, Opportunities, Weakness & Threats

Understanding your customer

Position your business for growth

Aim of day – Understand your position in the market and how to capitalise on this for optimum business growth.

Session will focus on marketing your business and understanding your supply chain

Is your business digital proof?

Day 2

Getting your business financially ready

Aim of the day – Understand the various financial options available to successfully and sustainably grow your business

Day will explore organic growth, traditional lending through to Venture Capital funding and the advantages and pitfalls of each option.

Building your team

Aim of the day – Roadmap for building your team for optimum growth

What makes a successful team and how can you replicate this in your business

Roadmap your virtual and physical team

Are you board ready?

Day 3

Meet the panel

Aim of the day – Pitch your business to a panel of successfully professional.

The panel brings a wealth of skills experience and advice for the business owners. The role of the panel is to listen to each pitch and think of ways to provide support to help each individual grow their business and take to the next growth level.

You will be required to pitch your business to the panel for 5 minutes followed by a further 10 minutes of Q&A’s.

Panel members will provide written feedback and pledges of help where appropriate.

We will follow the pitches with a lunch and Certificates to show that you have completed the programme.

You will then join our BWS Business Growth programme Alumni and have the opportunity to reconnect with each other virtually and physically through our Live Events.

Locations in Scotland

Edinburgh – 1st April – 5th April 2019
Aberdeen – 4th September – 6th September 2019.
Glasgow – 12th November – 14th November 2019

Day 1 & Day 2

09:30 arrival for coffee,
10:00 am first programme
1:30pm – 3:30pm -2nd programme

Day 3

09:30am arrival for coffee
First presentation to panel 10:00am
Finishes 3:30pm

Aberdeen information + Edinburgh Reviews:

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Aberdeen Location Confirmed:

Craigevar Room
Royal Bank of Scotland
2 Marsichal Square
AB10 1BL

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  • This is a fantastic programme and one I would definitely like to be part of and hope other business women do the same.
    • Thanks Carmen! Look forward to seeing you soon!
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