For Start-Up and Early Stages Businesses. If your business is just starting out and you’re not ready for full one-to-one business consultancy, the Flourish Start-Up Workshop Programme is perfect for you.
Our workshops have been specially designed with individuals in the early stages of running their own business in mind. With over 35 years of experience in managing large businesses and organisations, as well as nurturing smaller businesses, our Managing Director, Gary Halpin, has lived through the common mistakes that businesses make, and will support you to make sure you don’t do the same.
For Start-Up and Early Stages Businesses. If your business is just starting out and you’re not ready for full one-to-one business consultancy, the Flourish Start-Up Workshop Programme is perfect for you. Our workshops have been specially designed with individuals in the early stages of running their own business in mind. With over 35 years of experience in managing large businesses and organisations, as well as nurturing smaller businesses, our Managing Director, Gary Halpin, has lived through the common mistakes that businesses make, and will support you to make sure you don’t do the same.
Four Workshops developed to guide busy individuals in the critical early stages of turning their dream of running their own successful business into a reality. The workshops are designed so that a clear vision for the business evolves naturally and that vision is supported by plenty of practical advice on all areas to implement sustainable, profitable growth. In order to achieve sustainable growth it is important that the business does not grow at the expense of the owner but in conjunction with their personal development. In this way both the business and the individuals within it will Flourish. There are four half-day workshops in the programme. The outputs of each of the workshops are as follows:
Workshop 1 - Developing a Sustainable Business Model
(For the business and individuals within it).
A clear three year vision.
A plan for personal effectiveness.
Workshop 2 - Meeting Customer Needs Profitably
(It’s the only way to succeed)
Understanding Your Market Place. Know Your Customer and the needs that you can fulfil.
What Will I Be Famous For?
Clarity of Your Message to All Stakeholders (Customers; Prospects; Colleagues; Suppliers and yourself!)
Workshop 3 - Business Administration
(Not the glamorous part of running a business but absolutely critical)
Financial jargon de-bunked!
An understanding of What’s Really Important for the success of your business- Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
Taking Control of Your Finances. A Robust and Reliable Cash Flow Forecast.
Understanding of Your Financial and Legal Responsibilities.
Workshop 4 - Making it Happen
(Otherwise what’s the point)
A Robust 12 Month Plan aligned to the Three-Year Vision.
Key Objectives with Time Frames.
Review Systems to ensure adherence to Plan.
Through the workshops you’ll receive interesting, relevant and most importantly, practical advice to help you make the most of your business. Our aim is to help you be confident that you’re making the right decisions, all the while planning for the future, so that you can turn your dream of owning your very own business into a reality.
As part of the workshop experience, you’ll be encouraged to develop a strategic growth plan to help you achieve your goals. This will ensure that you can take the theory you’ve learned and put it to work right away. You will also be guided through the maze of starting or growing a young business so that you can identify and prioritise the important things. You will have expert help providing practical help that is tailored to your needs so that you can quickly see tangible results.
These early stages can be fraught and it’s good to know that you are focussing on the right things from Sales and Marketing through to delivering your product or service, not to mention the less glamorous but critical tasks of making sure that you make a profit and your customers pay on time. All this while making sure that you are doing things the right way to protect, you, your team, your business and all it’s customers. That’s a lot to think about and you need to know that you are competent in all areas and excellent in a few.
“Running a company is an enigma, you have so many options and areas to focus on that it is easy to focus on the wrong things, make the wrong decisions or just need a different perspective. Gary is a great guy, personable, knowledgeable and concise. He looks at all the areas of the business and is able to help put things into perspective and focus on what is important. I would recommend Gary to any business owner who wants to improve their business and would definitely use him again in the future.”
“I’ve worked with Gary on his workshop programmes for smaller businesses. The format and content is excellent and their expert knowledge has helped me to improve my processes and results no end. I’ve saved money and time and generated additional income. I have a much better understanding of areas that will help me to progress and grow the business. I would thoroughly recommend Gary to any business who wants to change and grow”.
“I have been working with Gary since March and I am working my way through a 12 month workshop programme with them. The practical advice they provide is fantastic and it has already helped me make improvements in my business. As I continually implement their suggestions I have no doubt that my business will prosper from their wealth of knowledge. I can highly recommend Gary to anybody who is looking to improve their business in anyway.”
“I have been working through a 12 month series of workshops with Gary and have found his experience, insights and humour have combined to shed light on areas of business that I needed to pay more attention to. It is too easy to become fixed on a particular track and Gary has the knack of making one view things in a new and stimulating light.I have learnt much in the last year and I would recommend Gary highly to anyone looking to raise their business game and get more out of it – both enjoyment and profit”.