Petra Gale, Managing Director of Xceeda Group, has been chosen as one of the members of the first cohort of the Aston Programme for Small Business Growth. Designed specifically for small business leaders in the West Midlands the programme addresses a comprehensive range of issues faced by growing SMEs and puts business leaders at the heart of a network of growth businesses. The programme also includes pitching workshops that put the businesses in a position to approach external funders.
Petra Gale said: We are delighted and honoured to be given the opportunity to join the programme. I am determined to focus on our company’s growth and in a busy environment it is very easy to slip into tactical, operational issues and lose sight of strategic direction. 2015 is a big year for Xceeda Group. We will be launching our first product range and adding to our range of innovative learning solutions.
She added: I welcome the opportunity of becoming part of the like-minded business owner network.
The Aston Programme for Small Business Growth is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is delivered by leading practitioners and faculty members from Aston Business School.
The programme will be delivered over the next 3 months and will give all participants the opportunity to step away from their businesses and focus on their growth strategies and short, medium and long term goals, including the exit strategy.
Key benefits of the programme are:
– gain the confidence to grow your business
– use your financial information more effectively to make strategic decisions
– create and enhance valuable business networks
– learn from the experience of high growth businesses
– organise your ideas into a strategic Plan for Growth
– learn about external finance option suitable for your business