Business Boost programme
Boost is a 6-week tailored small business improvement and growth programme for service-based business owners, COO/CFOs and/or sales & marketing team. It involves a comprehensive review and analysis of your market context, performance and challenges to help you identify key opportunities and barriers to growth and create a digital action plan to increase customer reach, engagement and revenue.
Our work together can be through onsite face-to-face sessions or remote conferencing/calls or a mix of both (dependent on local restrictions in place at any given time). We take into account where your business is right now, where you want it to be and help you identify a digital roadmap for implementing innovations or improvements to get you there.
We start off by looking at your business objectives, current performance, products and services; we examine your marketing collateral (print, PR and digital, including your website (if you have one), professional/social networks, and sales processes. Our business diagnostic is based on a proprietary framework evaluating assets across seven key dimensions for success in the digital space. This reveals the areas for improvement that will have the biggest impacts on your profits and growth potential going forward.
Enrolment into Business Boost is by application, because we only work with 4 businesses a month at any given time, and we want to be sure the programme is a good fit for both of us. The support we provide is high-touch, insightful and empowering. We keep our fee low as we know a lot of our Boost clients will want to continue to work with us to implement the solutions we identify for your business.
Please click the button below to submit your expression of interest (EOI) and preferred day and time for a short exploratory call. We ask you to tell us a little bit more about your business, goals and current issues you’re facing.
If it looks like we can help, we will contact you usually within 1-2 working days to confirm your appointment. This will be with Jay in the first instance and will take place by phone, zoom or face-to-face as appropriate.
At this point, we can discuss how the programme works in terms of customising our support to your needs and you can ask any questions you need to make a decision about working with us and the best timing for our work together.
How the programme works
This 6-week small business growth programme helps SMEs to develop a digital transformation action plan that takes into account where your business is right now, where you want it to be in 1-2 years and what will be involved in getting there.
Boost has three phases:
Week 1 – 2: First off is fact-finding and consultation, working directly with you as the business owner/manager (and key staff) to explore your business vision, current issues / needs, capability of your people & processes and what’s likely holding your business back.
Weeks 3 – 4: The second phase involves us analysing these findings, reviewing your website, sales and marketing processes and identifying areas of strength, areas for improvement and the critical steps you need to take to achieve your next phase of growth.
Weeks 5 – 6: In the third phase, we discuss these findings with you & other key team members, consider the desired pace of change & support requirements, and help you put together a proposed action plan.
Success with the programme will involve time and investment on your part – it’s not a magic wand.
Our work together is very bespoke, because we help you identify the key priority areas for development within your business so you’re not wasting time, money & energy on the wrong things. We can offer an ongoing package of support to help you implement the solutions we recommend for your business, such as digital integration, new or revised product offers, website and sales process improvements.
Solutions are tailored to your business growth objectives and rely on your willingness to commit to an open, collaborative ‘co-design’ approach to action planning. We’ll only invite you into the programme if we truly believe we can achieve tangible benefits for your business, so we do need to ask what may seem probing questions about your goals for the future and current challenges.
Fee £2997 if paid in full or £1047 x 3 monthly payments.
Is your business eligible?
To be eligible for the Business Boost programme, you must:
- Be registered in England
- Be a service provider (not solely retail)
- Be the business owner, managing partner, chief executive or COO
- Have between 1-250 employees (excluding yourself & casual contract or freelance staff)
- Have a turnover of less than £3m.
If you do not fit our eligibility criteria for Boost small business growth programme, please see alternative ways we can support you:
If you are a UK-wide or international business with more than 250 employees, please see our Digital Roadmap programme for Corporate / Non-Profit organisations.