The Course

Ever wondered how a simple idea blossoms into a fully-fledged business empire? Well, strap in and get ready to dive into the fascinating journey of entrepreneurial growth. This program will guide you through the crucial stages of conceiving, launching, and scaling a business. We’ll start off with the lightbulb moment, every business's conception stage, moving through to market validation, where your idea faces the real-world test. From there, we’ll sail through the stormy waters of establishing your brand, optimiing operations, and expanding your customer base.

Now, it's not just about theory; we're all about application. By the end of our time together, you'll have mastered the art of survival during the dreaded 'valley of death' phase and learned to navigate the scaling and sustaining stages that ensnare so many. Through case studies, interactive sessions, and real-world scenarios, you'll equip yourself with the insight to anticipate challenges, seize opportunities, and take savvy steps toward business maturity. This course isn't just a learning experience; it’s your blueprint to building a legacy in the bustling marketplace!

What you will learn

When I first envisioned this course, it was with your success in mind. I know how daunting the journey of entrepreneurship can be, and that's why I carefully designed each module to guide you through the complexities of starting and growing a business. It's packed with actionable insights and step-by-step guidance to help you navigate from your initial idea to the final stage where your business thrives on its own. It's not just about lectures; it's an interactive experience with practical tasks, real-world examples, and a workspace where all your brilliant ideas can take shape. Think of this as your entrepreneurial compass — a comprehensive, well-structured resource that's going to be your go-to guide, illuminating the path ahead and giving you the confidence to take those critical steps. Your ambition paired with the framework from this course is a powerful combination that's bound to produce results.

Curriculum

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  Stage 1 - Idea Generation (Start up)
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  Stage 2 - Planning (Start up)
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  Stage 3 - Launch
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  Stage 4 - Growth (Scale up)
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  Stage 5 - Operations (Scale up)
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  Stage 6 - Sustainability (Diversify/ Corporatise)
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  Stage 7 - Exit Strategy (Capitalise)
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  Conclusion
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Gerry Skews

Your instructor

Gerry Skews' career has spanned 40 years and 3 continents. He has worked in many industry sectors and in every stage of the business development cycle.
Not only has he worked in senior management with start ups, spin outs and multinationals he has founded, run and divested several of his own.

Gerry Skews possesses a robust background in business development, accrued through years of hands-on experience nurturing startups and guiding established enterprises towards new avenues of growth. With a highly strategic approach, Gerry has successfully maneuvered a variety of business environments, fostering innovation, driving sales, and building strong, effective teams. This experience makes him ideally suited to lead a course on the transformative journey businesses embark upon, from seedling ideas to flourishing ventures.

As an educator, Gerry's developed "The 7 Stages of Business Development" concept and designed this course to transcend mere instruction; it is a manifestation of his unwavering commitment to imparting the wisdom and insights gained from his professional endeavors. His passionate belief in the potential of each business to evolve through these vital stages energises his teaching methodology. Gerry's dedication to sharing his knowledge ensures that his students are not only prepared to face the dynamic challenges of the business world but are also inspired to innovate and excel throughout their own careers.

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