Richmond Start Up Business Accelerator New - My Growth Pod
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CPG Executive Consulting

Join Richmond’s Most Advanced

START UP Business Accelerator Programme

September 2021 – December 2021 

This programme has been built for ambitious people who want to start their own business and are not sure how.

The programme is sponsored by Richmond Council and run by CPG Executive Consulting Ltd.

 It covers all the skills you need across set up, market research, product development,  marketing, sales and strategy. If you want to build a business quickly and fast track your success then this programme is for you.


What Is It?

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This is a 3 month intensive Business accelerator covering everything an ambitious start up needs to know.

We show you how to start your own business from scratch and provide the support you need to implement every step along the way. Available to you 24/7/365.

Developed with both live & video learning, we cater for every learning style. It’s the most comprehensive business training in the marketplace today. It’s packed with everything you need to get started to build the life you want without needing any previous experience.

What you get

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This is a blended approach that has both intensive online modules supported by live expert led workshops.  

  • An online training programme covering every subject in detail. Including templates, cheat sheets and scripts

  • Gain access to fortnightly 2 hour workshops

  • Q&A implementation sessions

  • Peer to peer mentoring

  • Access to 121 support

  • My GrowthPod Platform access

Who Is This For

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  • Ideally suited to people 40+ who want to start their own business.

  • You are ambitious, but are not sure how to tackle your business.

  • You want to make your business your full time job

The Modules We Cover

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  • Picking Your Business Idea

  • Turning Your Idea In to A Business

  • Developing A Growth Mindset For Success

  • Pricing For Profitability

  • Picking Your Success Structure

  • Protecting Your Empire

  • Magnetising Your Customer Appeal

  • Strategizing Consistent Customer Appeal

  • Creating Killer Sales Copy

  • Forming Your Sales Excellence

  • Creating A Website That Converts

  • Creating A Consistent Flow Of Customers

  • Mastering Funding Resilience

  • Planning And Implementation For Success

* You must be situated in Richmond Upon Thames.



Who can apply?

This programme is open to all residents and businesses living and working in Richmond Upon Thames.

You must act quickly though as these programmes will only run until December 2021.

When is the programme happening?

The Start Up Accelerator start in September 2021 and runs until December 2021.

Places are limited so you must apply now.

What is the MyGrowthPod platform?

This is one of the most comprehensive business support programmes available. By being a member of the council programme you get full access.

It includes:

  • A series of health checks that you can complete on your business
  • An automatic Growth Action plan giving you step by step strategies to remove your business challenges.
  • An extensive eLibrary coving every subject on growing your business.
  • Access to previously recorded sessionf from the programme.
  • Access to experts and consultants.
  • Access to upcoming events
  • Access to 121 private mentoring sessions with qualified consultants. 

And so much more.


Can I still join if the programme has already started?

Yes, you can join all the way up to the end of December. While, most of these programmes are ongoing, we recording the majority of events/webinars so you can always catch up on the platform later.

Is this programme free?

This is a free programme to those who are accepted onto each programme. Essentially, Richmond 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 Richmond). 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, or even an idea. (We can help you with that).However you will need to be an ambitious person with the intention of creating a business that will be your full time job. You must also be a resident of Richmond Upon Thamses to receive the support.