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Monday, 15 November 2010

How to avoid those Government cuts

When the Government announce cut backs, as it has for Business Support, what avoiding action can you take, if you run a business or charity?

One way to beat cut backs is to make sure that we use all the grant funding that is there for us now - to develop staff and improve business results. Business Link and Train to Gain have been offering small and medium sized organisations up to £1000 for the development of their key staff in leadership and management. This scheme is due to finish at the end of the year, however in some counties the budget has already been used up because of the demand for grants (a trickle may become available if applications currently being processed fail). In other counties funds are still freely available. (Phone for more details.)

If have not already received this grant, I encourage you to apply to me now for the coaching of your business leaders: for example for you or for a newly promoted director.

A recent survey of firms using this grant, in the South East of England, showed the key benefits they enjoyed to be:
  • Increased confidence
  • Improved vision and strategy for the business
  • Manage others more effectively
  • Manage myself
  • Improved knowledge of a particular subject or skill
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Manage time more efficetively
  • Improved decision making
All of these bring benefits to the organisation too: increased productivity and quality of work, improved staff satisfaction/morale/retention, better quality of customer service, and so better bottom-line results.

Find out more here:
- about the benefits of using coaching for key staff
- details of the grant and how others are using it

There are eligibility criteria which I can talk through with you. The grant is mainly for firms of 5 to 250 staff. However at times funds are available for smaller firms; and eligibility for charities take into account volunteers too.

To find out more, phone me or email.

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