BEXLEY TALKING BUSINESS START-UP SUPPORT PROGRAMME

TALKING BUSINESS

Supporting pre-start, start ups and early stage micros to build a viable, sustainable business.

FREE to businesses and residents in the Bexley Borough.

Running from April  2024 – March 2025

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How to get Started

CLICK THE SIGN UP BUTTON

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COMPLETE SIGN UP

REGISTER FOR EVENTS

Here’s what’s included in the programme.

THE START-UP SESSIONS

Join us for practical and interactive business workshops, all of which will focus on the A-Z of how to start and fast-track your business to ensure success.

Session topics include strategy & planning,  finance and funding, sales and marketing, operations, technology, HR and talent, and ESG and sustainability.

Replays are available on the platform within 24hrs of the live event.

START-UP MENTORING

Get one-to-one mentoring sessions with expert business consultants. Our consultants have a 20-year track record of success across all industries.

We work with people from all walks of life and will guide you every step of the way. 

You will start with a business diagnostic and together we will create a business plan for growth.

START-UP NETWORKING

Access peer-to-peer support through our friendly, interactive sessions. 

It’s a fantastic place to share ideas, build partnerships, get support and become part of a thriving local community.

Events will be held at various venues and times across the borough.

START-UP BUSINESS CLINICS

These clinics are designed to deal with any key challenges that you have in your business.

You’ll get access to experienced business consultants across multiple disciplines to work on your key challenges.

We will hold the business clinics at various venues and times across the borough.

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Heres’s what participants have to say from previous programmes

The business support offered through CPG was a lifeline. I was just about to quit and get a job and this came along.

I will be forever grateful for all the work that Helen and Ray and all at CPG have done and of course for Richmond Council.

 

 

Sheetal Arora

Homemade Curries & Cafe Arora

“I’ve gained so much from working with My growth pod. They gave me the information & the tools I needed when setting up my bespoke design business, but I feel one of the most important tools they gave me was the language and confidence to be able to speak to the right people to move my digital footprint to the next level.

Thank you.”

Gail Hall

Founder, YouGo Productions

I am so grateful to have someone to help me navigate the challenges I was facing at such a difficult time. I could not see the wood from the trees and needed an outside perspective to help me build a plan for growth and to keep me accountable.

It shifted my thinking, I was trying to compete with the big boys and do what they are doing, and I forgot about who we are, what makes us special, and why we exist.”

Tom Doran

Doran Family Vintners

BEXLEY TALKING BUSINESS START-UP SUPPORT PROGRAMME

TALKING BUSINESS

Running from April  2024 – March 2025

FAQ’s

This programme has been designed specifically for Bexley businesses and residents. It has been created in a way that is easy to access and easy to use. If you have additional questions to the most common FAQ’s please contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you.

 

What is this programme?

This is a start-up business support programme, available for people at pre-start, start-up and early-stage businesses. Commissioned by Bexley Council provided for free for businesses and residents in the Bexley Borough.

What does it cost?

This programme is FREE OF CHARGE to all residents and early stage businesses or anyone who is thinking of starting up a business in the Bexley Borough.

Who is eligible?

All residents and businesses in the Bexley borough. Or anyone thinking about locating their business or starting their business in the borough, or where the majority of their turnover comes from within the borough.

When is the programme?

This programme is running from April 2024 until March 2025. You can join at any time.u can join at any time up to February 2025.

How do I apply?

All you have to do is click the “Sign Up Now” button on this page for the programme you want to apply for and then complete the sign-up form.

What happens after I apply?

You will receive a welcome email which includes details on how to access the workshops, events, 121s and on-demand training.

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Bexley Council, CPG and MyGrowthPod® collaborating to support local businesses and residents to fuel the local economy.