Publish date: 17/07/2019

The exclusive Accelerator Business Growth Series is back for 2019 and proving as popular as ever with local business operators looking to grow and improve their businesses.

The Accelerator Business Growth Series is held exclusively at Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) and has been run a number of times over the past decade.  The course involves three full-day workshops and two hours of one-on-one consultancy time with an expert from business advisory specialists BDO, who facilitate the course.

Guy Graham, Business Growth Advisor at ENC, says the course gives vital support and information to those business operators who are at a key stage in their development.

“Successful growth is such a tricky thing for businesses – especially those in their first phase of growth. We’ve found that this course provides business operators with the support, answers and expertise needed to succeed through this step while keeping everything in order and stress levels low.

“We’ve seen past attendees of this course not only grow, but thrive as a result. Some have even forged ongoing business relationships with BDO for their accounting and business strategy needs.”

Past attendee Karen Purchas of Boutique Interiors said the course has given her the confidence to improve her business.

“I would strongly recommend anyone in business to attend this course,” she said.

“It is well-run and full of useful information. The additional knowledge I gained has led me to have the confidence in my ideas and to implement them, adding them to my business model. I thoroughly enjoyed the Accelerator Business Growth Series.” 

With the recent announcement from ENC of additional funding for business training and growth, attendees of the Accelerator Business Growth Series may be able to get up to 50% of their course costs paid for by New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE).

“We can quickly and easily assess any interested business and find out whether they are eligible for funding from our NZTE Regional Business Partnership,” explains Guy.

A number of the available spaces for the next course, which starts on August 20th, have already been filled. For more information or to register for the Accelerator Business Growth Course visit the ENC website. To discuss your eligibility for NZTE funding, email Guy Graham or call him on 03 327 5733.