HOUNSLOW BUSINESS FIRST

Helping Hounslow pre-start, start-up and existing entrepreneurs across all industries to build viable, sustainable businesses and to help them thrive.

FREE to businesses and residents in the Hounslow borough.

Running from October 2023 – December 2024

 

How to get Started

CHOOSE YOUR PROGRAMME

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COMPLETE SIGN UP

REGISTER FOR EVENTS

START UP BOOTCAMP

Open to pre-start or start-ups or recently started. This is a full 3 day accelerator where we will take you though each of the critical steps to start up and fast track a new business. This is a live and in-person where our consultants will work directly with you so you can be sure your start up is in the best shape possible. We give you all the hacks, shortcuts and skills you need to fast track your business.

You can also access on-demand training and accelerators 24/7 plus monthly networking events.

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SCALE UP MENTORING

This is for ambitious business owners that want to grow by 20%+ in the next twelve months. This programme is open to all entrepreneurs across all industries.

You will receive 3 in-depth mentoring sessions and work with a dedicated consultant to assist in scaling your business which includes strategy, sales and marketing, leadership and management, talent, technology, and sustainability, finance etc. 

Full platform access and networking included.

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DIGITAL SKILLS

You will get a digital asset audit which focuses on your current online performance. In addition there are three digital skills days designed to give you the complete A-Z of digital skills, ensuring your have everything you need to implement a powerful digital marketing strategy.

You can also access on-demand training and accelerators and our monthly networking events. monthly networking events.

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FIT TO SUPPLY

Designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need to write and win tenders with government, construction and big business. This is a newly designed programme covers every aspect of the tender process and will give you the edge over your competitors.

You also get access to a Meet the Buyer event and have the opportunity to build relationships with key decision makers.

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Additional Programme Features

NETWORKING EVENTS

Access peer-to-peer support through our friendly, interactive and a fantastic place to share ideas, build partnerships, get support and become part of a thriving local economy.

Held at various venues and times across the borough. 

BUSINESS DROP IN CLINICS

 Experiencing any growing pains?

Get access to experienced business consultants across multiple disciplines to work on your key challenges.

Held at various venues and times across the borough.

COMMUNITY PROJECT - THE FABRIC OF HOUNSLOW

Join us for 2 x two-hour community workshops held across the borough where Hounslow residents of all ages will be invited to create their own textile art. This will then be formed into one large piece of art which will be displayed in Boston Manor Park.

Heres’s what businesses have to say from our last programme

“The MyGrowthPod team are amazing, since starting with them at the beginning of the year has made a massive positive impact to my business development.

I really would like to thank Helen for her great effort and enthusiasm as well as for mentoring me in expanding my business!” effort and enthusiasm as well as for mentoring me in expanding my business!”

 

Filipi Nascimento

“Helen from MyGrowthPod was very informative and inspiring and knows all about business planning inside out.

She helped me to focus on solving a problem in my industry and pin pinpointing who my niche market was and identifying what I could do to set myself apart from the other companies doing the same or similar thing!

Nothing but praise for this lady and My Growth Pod.”

Sandra Fender

“I just want to thank Ray for a fantastic 1-2-1 session via Growth Pod, I wasn’t sure what to expect but was so impressed by the depth of knowledge and insight shared. We covered a great deal of ground and Ray was able to offer very clear and specific business advice in a really informal but professional way.

I would definitely recommend this service to anyone requiring business guidance, I’ve left the session with clear aims that feel achievable but ambitious.

Jacqueline Douglas

FAQ

This programme has been designed specifically for Hounslow and 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 business support programme, commissioned by Hounslow Council provided for free for businesses and residents in the Hounslow borough.

What does it cost?

This programme is FREE OF CHARGE to residents and businesses or anyone who is thinking of starting up a business in the Hounslow borough.

Who is eligible?

All residents and businesses in the Hounslow 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 October 2023 until March 2024. You can join at any time up to February 2024. You 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 on demand training platform, book 121s and will be invited to all our events.

Hounslow Council, CPG, Smarter Society and West London Chamber of Commerce collaborating to support local businesses, and the community to fuel the local economy.

HOUNSLOW BUSINESS FIRST