Our Simple Steps to
Your Business Success
Bespoke business planning
Your first step is to have a one-to-one diagnostic meeting with a business expert who will discuss your needs, priorities and suggest a bespoke path for you to consider. We offer a wide choice of free workshops, mentoring programmes and specialist consultant services to create the right conditions for growing your business. As part of the process, you will also be able to join our network of members and like-minded business owners providing opportunities to collaborate and share experiences.
It is often useful to critique a business growth strategy with an independent business expert from outside your business to gain additional insights and new prospective. As part of the diagnostic process with LSBC it is possible to access a business expert through the deK Growth Programme to work with you to develop your growth strategy. This is ideal when considering challenging, innovative steps and managing risk or simply to reappraise your business strategy to ensure you are not missing opportunities.
Develop skills with business workshops
All our members get exclusive access to a calendar of workshops curated by Goldsmiths University, known for its excellence within the creative arts sector and London South Bank University, drawing on its enterprise, management and marketing specialisms.
These half-day workshops are held during business hours and will enhance your skills and knowledge in key areas of business which are essential to your success and growth. Wherever you are in your journey our partners will suggest a route to reflect your priorities.
For example, if you’re looking for ways to improve your online offering there’s a workshop on creating and running a social media and marketing campaign. Communicating the right message to your customers is covered in a business branding workshop or if you’re looking raise funds to kick start business growth there’s a pitching for finance or a crowdfunding workshop to choose from to help you understand the options available.
Learn from a business consultant
We also offer the opportunity to receive specialist business consultancy from our partner universities. deK Growth Programme members who have completed the initial assessment, attended 12 hours of business workshops and show potential for growth will be eligible to be considered.
A typical project lasts three months and will either be managed by one specialist consultant or a team with a lead consultant, researchers, recent graduates and students offering informed advice and guidance on business growth.