Our Economic Development program helps Councils build strong small business communities through peer learning. Our groei small business accelerator has measurable impact, that engages participants and regional stakeholders.
Our promise is to deliver
Long term impact
providing foundational business skills leading to increased jobs, stronger profits and improved commercial viability
connecting business owners in peer learning groups building social capital through purposeful networks
by providing flexible learning including in person in region and online with easy to use tools
Expert local support
through reputable facilitators and coaches who we engage and train to deliver the program so relationships stay in region
connecting your key local membership and small business organisations with a shared purpose
Our programs can be industry specific
Women-Led Small Business
Sustainable Small Business
What our participants say
“The peer mentor experience was what made this program. Throughout the program I just felt so supported as challenges came up in my business. I felt I had a space of like-minded business owners who knew me and my business really well. My facilitator was so skilled in setting the groups up and getting us to stick. She has an authentic passion for business and getting the best out of the cohort and her deep technical expertise was perfect insight for us when we needed it. ”
“Before the program I didn’t have the knowledge to grow my business. It gave me the confidence to know which direction I’m heading.”
“It was the opportunity to meet and connect and actually work with like minded women that was the true power and how we were walked through the learning content and taught how to apply what we needed when we needed to. Even when things went wrong the peer, the facilitator and mentors helped us solve those problems and made us feel less alone.”
“Since the Strategy Lab in February implementing my first two plan items doubled my capacity and doubled my monthly recurring revenue. I think there were just too many ideas floating around in my head that I had analysis paralysis and was pretty well stuck.
The groei growth map was a lightbulb moment that made it clear what growth levers to pull now for my stage of the business.”
“I feel as if I have grown substantially. I have faith in myself and I’ve stop searching for what other people do. It’s now about what works for me and my business. A lot of businesses could benefit from this program. I got great value from my mentor. She had walked in my shoes.”
“The program helps clarify my direction and stay focussed. Having the time to work on my business each quarter is so important and keeps me on track.”
Want to know more about the program?
Over 12 weeks our participants go from average to lightspeed with our small business accelerator.
Our programs use applied adult learning principles with curated content from small business experts. wWe work with local coaches and facilitators to provide ongoing support for businesses communities. Participants connect with like-minded peers and use practical tools that work.