Business Retail Support Programme
FREE For Ashford And Tenterden
What Is It
A Personalised Retail Accelerator
A FREE 12 month programme valued at over £7,500 per business.
Designed to ensure you build a viable business, eradicate any challenges and build a sustainable revenue to the levels you want.
What Do I Get?
In-Depth Tools & Advice
A blended approach of eLearning and face to face consultancy allowing you to scale your business to new heights.
Increase your business skills, knowledge and confidence. Continue to grow your business regardless of the current trading environment.
Who Is Eligible?
Retailers in Ashford and Tenterden
Any existing retail or high street business in Ashford or Tenterden, Kent.
Or, any indivual interested in opening a retail or high street business in Ashford or Tenterden, Kent.
Running From May 2021 – May 2022
An 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.
Your Own Personal Retail Consultant
Based on your health check you will be matched with a retail consultant who will work with you for the duration of the programme.
Meeting monthly you will work together to plan, organise and implement your goals to ensure your business grows at a rate that suits you.
Access A Comprehensive Business eLibrary
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 regulary so you are always up to date.
Expert Retail Access
In addition to working with your personal consultant, you will also have access to other expert consultants who can help you overcome any specific challenges you may have. This includes, merchandising, interior design, sales and marketing, operations, finance and funding and much more….
Peer To Peer Community
A retail community thrives when they work together. As part of this programme you will have access to regular forums, Q&A’s and support sessions via our platform. You will also be part of a group of retailers like you, where you can learn and grow together.
UK Wide Support Access
Get signposted via our digital platform to the most relevant additional business and funding support available across Kent and the UK.
What is this programme?
This is a 12 month retail business support programme sponsored by Love Ashford.
It is a programme that gives you access to private one to one growth sessions with an expert retail consultants.
You will also get access to our specialist digital platform where you can access our health checks, personalised growth plans and access to our eLibrary of business webinars and workshops.
Who can apply?
This programme is open to all retail businesses in Ashford and Tenterden, Kent.
There are 18 spaces in the programme and interested businesses must apply.
You can apply at any time from May 2021 until December 2021 when applications will close.
When is the programme happening?
The programme starts in May 2021 and runs until the end of May 2022.
What does it cost?
This is a free programme to those who are accepted onto the programme. Essentially, Love Ashford will be paying on your behalf.
The value of the consultancy and training services supplied in this programme have been valued at over £7,500 per business.
How do I apply?
All you have to do is click the apply now button on this page and then fill in the application form.
Your application will then be reviewed by a panel who will compare your business to the set criteria.
All applicants will be informed by email as to whether they were accepted or not within 7 working days.
If accepted you will start with an onboarding telephone session with one of our consultants.
What if I don't have an existing business?
It is not necessary to have an existing business in Ashford or Tenterden.
However, you must have a serious desire to open a retail business in either Ashford Or Tenterden.