Change & Grow

Change & Grow is a 3-step online training course to help develop and improve your business activities.
Workshops on Marketing, Leadership, Creativity & more…

OPEN TO ALL RESIDENTS OF TENDRING & COLCHESTER

The Change & Grow programme consists of three elements: a Diagnostic of the current business, Development and identification of new skills, and Delivery of putting your newly acquired skills and learning into practice. It will ultimately prepare businesses for the long-term future and the changing world around us whilst promoting sustainable growth.

Diagnostic & Mentoring Support

Each business will undergo a ‘diagnostic session’, which will focus on three core areas of Capacity, Connections, and Cash. After the diagnostic session, your advisor will recommend a minimum of three online workshops for you to attend.

 

Development – Workshops / Webinars and Mentoring

Your advisor will recommend workshops for you, but you are able to choose from any of the following sessions:

 

  • Leadership – injecting you and your business with positivity
  • Creativity – new approaches to problem-solving
  • The Innovative you – don’t fight the competition outthink them
  • Fit – three steps towards growth
  • Sustainability – keeping the world intact
  • Teams – forming, growing and leading
  • Sales – creating a process for success
  • Marketing – right message, right place, right time
  • Financial heaven – avoiding financial hell

Delivery

Follow-on sessions with your business mentor to help you continually develop your business.

 

Who is it for?

This programme is for residents of Tendring and Colchester, for businesses of any size, at any stage, and in any sector, but would be more beneficial to existing businesses (i.e., those who have been trading for at least three months) or businesses looking to grow and diversify.

Diagnostic & Mentoring Support

Each business will undergo a ‘diagnostic session’, which will focus on three core areas of Capacity, Connections, and Cash. After the diagnostic session, your advisor will recommend a minimum of three online workshops for you to attend.

 

Development – Workshops / Webinars and Mentoring

Your advisor will recommend workshops for you, but you are able to choose from any of the following sessions:

 

  • Leadership – injecting you and your business with positivity
  • Creativity – new approaches to problem-solving
  • The Innovative you – don’t fight the competition outthink them
  • Fit – three steps towards growth
  • Sustainability – keeping the world intact
  • Teams – forming, growing and leading
  • Sales – creating a process for success
  • Marketing – right message, right place, right time
  • Financial heaven – avoiding financial hell

Delivery

Follow-on sessions with your business mentor to help you continually develop your business.

 

Who is it for?

This programme is for residents of Tendring and Colchester, for businesses of any size, at any stage, and in any sector, but would be more beneficial to existing businesses (i.e., those who have been trading for at least three months) or businesses looking to grow and diversify.

Workshop dates

Leadership – injecting you and your business with positivity

  • Thursday 25th November 2021 10.00-13.00, or
  • Thursday 6th January 2022 10.00-13.00

Creativity – new approaches to problem-solving

  • Wednesday 5th January 2022 10.00-13.00

The Innovative you – don’t fight the competition outthink them

  • Thursday 21st October 2021 10.00-13.00, or
  • Thursday 24th February 2022 10.00-13.00

Fit – three steps towards growth

  • Thursday 7th October 2021 10.00-13.00, or
  • Thursday 9th December 2021 10.00-13.00

Sustainability – keeping the world intact

  • Thursday 13th January 2022 10.00-13.00, or
  • Thursday 17th March 2022 10.00-13.00

Teams – forming, growing and leading

  • Wednesday 15th December 2021 10.00-13.00, or
  • Wednesday 9th March 2022 10.00-13.00

Sales – creating a process for success

  • Thursday 14th October 202110.00-13.00, or
  • Wednesday 8th December 2021 10.00-13.00

Marketing – right message, right place, right time

  • Thursday 2nd December 2021 10.00-13.00, or
  • Wednesday 19th January 2022 10.00-13.00

Financial heaven – avoiding financial hell

  • Thursday 27th January 2022 10.00-13.00, or
  • Thursday 31st March 2022 10.00-13.00

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Creative Quills

Content Marketing Agency

Creative Quills is a strategic marketing agency that delivers training and campaigns to achieve your business goals. We combine clear, insightful messaging with that little spark of creativity which inspires people to act. Our marketing and content writing training workshops will give you the tools to better promote your organisation and reach a more engaged audience. From building the foundations of your brand to connecting with industry leaders, your ambition guides our work.


Managing Director Tom Broome uses his business insight and flair to get to the heart of his clients’ needs.

 

Strategic Director Dr Marieke Sjerps uses her academic experience to deliver hands-on training that can be applied right away.

The Weave

Entrepreneurial Learning Community

The Weave is an entrepreneurial education business that brings the campus experience to real-world entrepreneurs. Practioners that deliver fun events that inform and inspire – we develop education that helps entrepreneurs become better at what they do. Our accelerator programmes open up the pathways between the business as is and what it could be. Entrepreneurs in Residence at the University of Essex supporting the next generation of enterprising people.


Director of Business Development James Cracknell Co-founder; mentor, educator and facilitator with a deep network, helping entrepreneurs to overcome limiting beliefs.

 

Director of Community Engagement Magdalena Mahdy Co-founder; Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Essex. Experienced community builder, facilitator, mentor to students and independent business owner with a passion for marketing.

Creative Quills

Content Marketing Agency

Creative Quills is a strategic marketing agency that delivers training and campaigns to achieve your business goals. We combine clear, insightful messaging with that little spark of creativity which inspires people to act. Our marketing and content writing training workshops will give you the tools to better promote your organisation and reach a more engaged audience. From building the foundations of your brand to connecting with industry leaders, your ambition guides our work.


Managing Director Tom Broome uses his business insight and flair to get to the heart of his clients’ needs.

 

Strategic Director Dr Marieke Sjerps uses her academic experience to deliver hands-on training that can be applied right away.

The Weave

Entrepreneurial Learning Community

The Weave is an entrepreneurial education business that brings the campus experience to real-world entrepreneurs. Practioners that deliver fun events that inform and inspire – we develop education that helps entrepreneurs become better at what they do. Our accelerator programmes open up the pathways between the business as is and what it could be. Entrepreneurs in Residence at the University of Essex supporting the next generation of enterprising people.


Director of Business Development James Cracknell Co-founder; mentor, educator and facilitator with a deep network, helping entrepreneurs to overcome limiting beliefs.

 

Director of Community Engagement Magdalena Mahdy Co-founder; Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Essex. Experienced community builder, facilitator, mentor to students and independent business owner with a passion for marketing.

Call 01206 489352 or contact us here.

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