• Are you planning to take your business to the next level?
    Innovate to Excelerate
  • Are you keen to build sustainable growth?
  • Has your business been trading for at least six months but less than three years?

Apply to join the Innovate To Excelerate: Growth Program

As a business owner, you will appreciate that taking your business to the next level, particularly beyond the start-up stage, presents many challenges and opportunities. Getting beyond the “brick-wall” following start-up can feel quite challenging and consistent growth may seem elusive.

Sustainable growth demands that business owners invest the time to build new skills, gain new knowledge and adapt an innovative mindset to compete well.

Wyndham City invites Expressions of Interest from eligible businesses to participate in an exciting new three-month program. 

The Innovate To Excelerate: Business Growth Program is designed to resource and enable your business to grow in this fast paced and hyper-competitive era.

The fully funded program is open to Wyndham-based businesses that have been operating for a minimum of six months and a maximum of three years and are looking to grow their business.  Businesses that have been operating for a shorter or longer period may be considered in exceptional circumstances.

When:

September 2018 to December 2018

Program Structure:

  • 6 to 8 x 2.5 hour group workshops held 7.30am to 10am at the Wyndham Civic Centre on Tuesdays
  • 10 x 2.5 hour individual coaching sessions (per business) held at your business or other venue as agreed

Cost:

No charge to participating businesses

Watch this video about the Innovate to Excelerate Pilot Program held earlier this year to find out more

Key Dates

Expressions of Interest close

Sunday 19 August

Interviews held with shortlisted applicants

Tuesday 28 August & Wednesday 29 August

Group workshop no. 1

Tuesday 11 September

Coaching sessions begin

Monday 24 September

Group workshop no. 2

Tuesday 25 September

Group workshop no. 3

Tuesday 9 October

Group workshop no. 4

Tuesday 23 October

Group workshop no. 5

Tuesday 13 November

Group workshop no. 6

Tuesday 27 November

Final event

Friday 7 December (morning)

Wyndham BizNet dinner

Tuesday 11 December (evening)

*These dates may be subject to change

The coaching sessions will be held during business hours on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays by arrangement between the business coach and the participant.

You will join other like-minded business owners in a series of knowledge-based workshops covering topics such as marketing, business systems and planning, network engagement, mindset and more.  You will also participate in individual and practical mentoring from experienced business coaches.

This immersive, intensive, innovative and highly engaging program is designed to enable you to apply new learnings within your business.  We expect that applicants will be seeking support to plan, design, develop and drive growth initiatives such as:

  • Entry into new or diversified markets in Australia or overseas
  • Effective brand positioning and marketing
  • Increased employment & employee effectiveness
  • Organisational development to build productivity
  • Product, service and productivity innovation
  • Engagement and collaboration with local industries
  • Strategy defined and plan driven action

Register your Expression of Interest

Applications close Sunday 19 August 2018

More information

Wyndham City – Economic Growth Department

business@wyndham.vic.gov.au

9742 0788

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