Grow Your Business: Self-paced learning

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A self-paced, online programme packed full of specialist support to help your local business thrive and grow

The offer

Our Grow Your Business programme focuses on helping you increase business growth and create employment for local people. By helping to create more opportunity and employment locally, we hope to encourage a thriving community. We’re transforming our Grow Your Business programme into a self-paced learning course, where you will access online content and 1-1 support as you complete sections of the programme. This programme will support your growth through:

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Who is this programme for?

For established small and medium businesses looking to increase revenue and gain more customers. Open to all types of businesses; you could be running a café, a local garage, a photography business, or you could be leading a social enterprise or a tech startup. The programme will benefit a diverse range of founders and entrepreneurs.

Founders must be living/operating in or benefiting East of England. Entrepreneurs in the rural areas of East England are especially invited to participate.

Applications are now open and are accepted on a rolling basis.

In partnership with

This programme is supported by the Barclays Eagle Labs Ecosystem Partnership Programme.

Important stuff


We provide specialist support and the tools to help your local business thrive and grow. If you want to grow your business, we provide expert support to fit around your busy schedule to help you achieve growth, gain more revenue and customers, and create employment.

Once you submit your application, your application will be reviewed by a member of the venture support team. 

Upon successful application, you will be given access to create a username and password for the learning platform. 

You will engage in online workshops and complete homework. Upon completion you will be offered coaching sessions with a business advisor. 

We select businesses that are doing great things in their local area – and have a strong desire to grow, and (hopefully) create employment in the long run!
What you put in is what you get out. We aren’t able to Grow Your Business unless you apply the lessons learned in workshops and throughout our 1-1s. If you are seriously dedicated to achieving something, we will be there all the way with you to help you accelerate your growth.

No commitment required. This course is designed to fit around your schedule and offer full flexibility. 

New content will be provided throughout the programme 

Still have questions?

If you’d like more information about the programme please get in touch with the team at or sign up to our newsletter to hear about future programmes.

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