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Hounslow Business Programme: 

Innovate & Grow – 3.0

January 1st – March 31st 2022

Introducing A Brand New Series Of Business Support For Hounslow

Due to the success of the Innovate and Grow programme in 2021, Hounslow Council is pleased to launch Innovate & Grow 3.0 and give you a brand new series of support to help your business grow. We have something for everyone. There are six new programmes available. Sign up for as many as you wish.

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What Is It

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New Specialist Hounslow Support 

Brand new, completely re-designed Business Support programmes will help you grow in 2022 

Choose which programme is most suited to you and sign up. It couldn’t be easier.

What Do I Get?

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In-Depth Tools & Advice

A blended approach of eLearning & live support allowing your business to scale

Increase your skills, knowledge and confidence. Continue to grow you and your business. 

Who Is Eligible?

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All in Hounslow

We have something for everyone. Covering all industries & business sizes. We are open to all regardless of your circumstances and it’s all FREE.

 

Why You Should Sign Up

These programmes are designed to ensure your business gets the support you need to kickstart your business recovery, re-imagine your business and successfully grow from the after effects COVID-19. 

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Choose Your Programmes

You can sign up for as many as you like.

PLEASE NOTE: Each programme requires a separate sign-up

Micro & SME Business Support

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Re-energise Your Business And Accelerate Your Results  

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Open to all businesses of all sizes

Online Growth Plan

Your journey starts by taking an online health check. On completion, our platform will automatically generate a personalised growth action plan for your business. Your plan will provide you with training, tips, cheat sheets and it will allow you to successfully take action in your business. 

Live workshops & Events

Join us for live workshops on the most pressing business topics and take the opportunity to attend our networking sessions where you can meet with other business owners just like you.

Personal 121 Consultancy Sessions

Apply to work with one of our consultants who will work with you on your businesses challenges. This is an opportunity to plan, organise and implement in your business ensuring you grow at a rate that suits you. 

 eLibrary Access

Gain 24/7 access to our extensive eLibrary proving you with the up to date skills you need as an SME business owner across strategy, planning, sales, marketing, operations, finance, HR and much more. 

We add to our eLibrary regularly so you are always up to date.

Creative Digital Support 

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Upskill your Digital Marketing And Drive More Sales

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Specialised Digital Media Skills Support tailored just for business in the Creative Sector.

Online Growth Plan

Your journey starts by taking an online health check. On completion, our platform will automatically generate a personalised growth action plan for your business. Your plan will provide you with training, tips, cheat sheets and it will allow you to successfully take action in your business. 

Attend Our Digital Marketing Accelerator

Join us live for indepth training on everything you need to know to be digital savy and build sales.

Modules covered are:

  • Creating Irresistible Offers to Entice Sales
  • Creating Killer Content To Drive Sales
  • Digital marketing Strategies
  • Websites made Easy
  • Drive Local Business Through Partnerships
  • Driving Web Traffic Through SEO And Google My Business
  • Social media strategy marketing campaign
  • Video Content for Facebook, YouTube & TikTok

In-person Networking

Join us for monthly networking events giving you the opportunity to meet with other creatives in Hounslow Borough.

Personal 121 Consultancy Sessions

Apply to work with one of our consultants who will work with you on your businesses challenges. This is an opportunity to plan, organise and implement in your business ensuring you grow at a rate that suits you. 

eLibrary Access

Gain 24/7 access to our extensive eLibrary proving you with the up to date skills you need as an SME business owner across strategy, planning, sales, marketing, operations, finance, HR and much more. 

We add to our eLibrary regularly so you are always up to date.

Start Up Training Programme 

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 Start Up Training Specifically Designed For Residents Of Hounslow

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Specialised Programme Specifically for Hounslow residents.

This Start Up Accelerator is everything you need to start up and fast track your success. Led by Expert Consultants this will be delivered live and in person.

Delivered in conjuction with the co-working spaces of Hounslow, learn everything you need to know to start and grow a new business in just 1 day.

Carefully designed, this 1 day accelerator provides the support you need to build success quickly.

You don’t need to have any academic, technical skills or previous business experience to get started.

The programme is laid out in an easy- to-follow format and all people need to do is follow it step by step

Drop in Business Clinics

Held live and in person and focused across Hounslow, Chiswick, Brentford & Feltham these 1/2 day events give you access to management consults who can help you formulate your business plan and advise you as to your next steps. They are there to answer any question you might have.

In person live workshops

Join us live and in person to learn everything you need to set up your business in 1/2 a day.

Content we cover

  • How to create a business plan & model that can fast track your start up
  • Business viability & proof of concept to ensure you start a viable business
  • Accessing start up finance & funding for your start up
  • Sales & marketing strategies to take to start your business on a shoestring

Each module will be recorded and will be available to you online to refer to later.

Living A Life Without Limits – 8 Week Programme 

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Overcome Life’s Challenges, Gain Tools & Move Forward With Purpose 

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Open to anyone struggling who needs to re-energise and regain calmness in their lives.

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Living A Life Without Limits programme will provide intensive support to 12 + residents of Hounslow. This programme helps people to understand anxiety & depression and gives them the tools they need to create a healthier, happier lifestyle.

The programme is laid out in an easy- to-follow format. Due to the sensitive nature, events will be live and not recorded.

What is it?

  • 8 week training programme
  • Weekly 1 hour workshops
  • Workbook to complete
  • Peer to peer support
  • Access to 121 support to discuss sensitive issues that cannot be shared in a group setting

What we will cover:

Session 1 – What is Mental Health & Introducing Neuroscience.

Session 2 – Examining Anxiety & Depression.

Session 3 – Stress and other effects on Mental Wellbeing.

Session 4 – Managing Mental Health, Part 1.

Session 5 – Managing Mental Health, Part 2.

Session 6 – The Power of Nature & Setting Goals.

Session 7 – Taking Action Workshop 1, Setting a Goal.

Session 8 – Taking Action Workshop 2, Help in the Community.

Make Peace With Money 

8 Week Programme 

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Create A Tangible Plan Of Action To Improve Your Financial Health

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Open to any Hounslow resident who is facing money challenges and wants to find peace with their finances.

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This programme helps people to transform habits and mindset around money and create a practical plan to implement. What makes this programme unique is that, as well as dealing with the practical side of money management, it also focuses on how people relate to money on a mental and emotional level (your relationship with money).

The programme allows you to explore your relationship with money; in particular money beliefs and any money blocks.  Once you have clarity around this, we give you tools and strategies that will transform the way you act, talk and think about money, both in your personal and business life. Finance is not the most glamorous side of life, and there can be a lot of fears, uncertainties and past money traumas that can impact people and affect their future.

The programme is laid out in an easy- to-follow format. Due to the sensitive nature, events will be live and not recorded.

What is it?

  • 8 week training programme
  • Weekly 1 hour workshops
  • Workbook to complete
  • Peer to peer support
  • Access to weekly Q & A with financial experts
  • Access to 121 support to discuss sensitive issues that cannot be shared in a group setting

What you will cover:

  • Session 1 – Introducing the Make Peace with Money course, let’s commit and get started
  • Session 2 – An introduction to tapping and creating your first tapping scripts
  • Session 3 – Your BIG why and creating the vision of where you DO want to be
  • Session 4 – Creating a Vision Board (part teaching/part work session)
  • Session 5 – Breaking Free from Debt & looking at budgeting & financial planning
  • Session 6 – Build Your Income & Start Healing the Past.
  • Session 7 – Building your income
  • Session 8 – Time to shine – prosperity practices

Leadership And Management Programme For Hounslow

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Develop Your Leadership Skills and Inspire Your Staff To Give Their Best

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Join us for a series of six 1 hour webinars with leadership experts who will give you the skills, tools and confidence you need to lead your staff to success

What is it?

  • 6 workshops delivered live
  • 121 mentoring assistance with staff management, leadership and recruitment mentoring & support
  • Access to extensive library of leadership and management online training
  • Access to templates and tools to implement into their business
  • Peer to peer mentoring
  • Access to training for their kickstart or new team members

Content we cover extensively

Session 1:

  • Leadership – what is it
  • Types of leadership and your natural style
  • Characteristics of a great leader
  • How to improve your leadership & management skills

Session 2:

  • How to ensure you get the most out of you & your team
  • Tools to manage a team effectively
  • How the leadership environment has changed
  • The leadership journey

Session 3:

  • How to keep you and your team motivated
  • Difference between intrinsic and extrinsic rewards
  • How to build a strategy that fosters creativity and brings out the best in your staff
  • How to build a high performing culture

Session 4:

  • How to manage your team effectively
  • Meeting management
  • How to set objectives for your team
  • Performance development plans
  • How to review performance

Session 5:

  • SWOT analysis for you and your team
  • SWOT analysis for your business
  • Understanding your business & skills gaps

Session 6:

  • How to attract and retain the best talent
  • How to build a successful talent brand
  • How to have difficult conversations
  • Dealing with conflict

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming Events at this time.

FAQ’s

What is this programme?

This is a 3 month multiple business support programme sponsored by Hounslow Council.

There are programmes for:

  • General Business
  • Creative Digital Skills
  • Money Management
  • Personal Development
  • How To Start A Business Accelerator
  • Leadership Management Accelerator

All you have to do is pick the programme that suits you best.

How is it different to the Innovate & Grow run in 2021

This is a completely different programme of support. All of the programmes are brand new. We cover different material and we have different experts available to help you.

To avail of this you need to sign up. You will still have access to your growth plan if you signed up before.

Access to the webinars held in the first programme is no longer available; though your GrowthPlans are still available.

Who can apply?

This programme is open to all residents and businesses living and working in Hounslow council area.

You must act quickly though as these programmes will only run for 3 months.

When is the programme happening?

The programme starts in January 2022 and runs until the end of March 2022.

Places are limited so you must apply now.

I already have a MyGrowthPod account, what's different?

Access to the original programme is no longer available to you. While you still have an account and your health checks and growth plans are still available to you, it does not give you access to this programme. You will need to sign up again.

You can use your existing account, just log in at the sign up page and the system will remember you. You can then add the new programmes you wish to avail of to your account.

Can I still join if the programme has already started?

Yes, you can join all the way up to the end of March. While, this is a short 3 month programme of support, we are recording the majority of events/webinars so you can always catch up on the platform later.

What does it cost?

This is a free programme to those who are accepted onto each programme. Essentially, Hounslow Council will be paying on your behalf.

How do I apply?

All you have to do is click the apply now button on this page for the programme you want to join and then complete the sign-up form.

Some of the programmes are only open to small numbers and in some cases you must come from a certain industry or demographic. Please see each programme for details of any limitations.

What happens when I apply?

Depending on the programme you might be accepted immediately (as long as you are living in Hounslow). That being the case you will be notified by email of your successful sign up.

If your programme includes MyGrowthPod platform access you will also receive an email with your username and password for this resource.

If you are part of a limited space programme your application will be manually reviewed by our team and you will be informed of the next steps by email within 7 business days.

What if I don't have an existing business?

It is not necessary to have an existing business in Hounslow, however you will need to be a resident of Hounslow to receive the support.

Programme Sponsors

This programme is proudly sponsored by Hounslow Council. The programme is powered by CPG Executive Consulting (My Growth Pod) and Hounslow Chamber.

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