Business Bootcamp: “Grow, Survive and Thrive”- Tuesday 12th May-4th June

by | Apr 30, 2020

Date – From May 12, 2020 to June 04, 2020
Start Time – 09:30 am
End Time – 11:30 am
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Venue – Online Webinar Session

The Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Programme is hosting a variety of fully-funded online workshops and bootcamps, delivered by our expert Delivery Partners. You must be an eligible SME registered on the programme to attend. Please check eligibility criteria below, or contact us if you want to discuss.


​About this Event

Business Bootcamp: “Grow, Survive and Thrive”

This session will take place from 9.30am-11.30am, every Tuesday and Thursday from the 12th May until the 4th June. You will need to commit to attending AT LEAST 6 OF THE 8 SESSIONS so that we’re able to create a cohort and community feel between business peers.

This new and exciting online Business Bootcamp provides an opportunity for Business Leaders across all sectors to take some time out from working in their business and instead focus on planning and developing for the future. Sign up to see your business Grow, Survive and Thrive.

Split into manageable 2-hour workshops spread over a month, you will have the chance to review, plan and action what you have learnt between sessions allowing you to really monitor your progress alongside a group of peers. After the month, you will feel confident that you have the tools to ensure your business is on track to commercial success.

It may be that the current pandemic has caused you to suddenly need to re-think your business strategies in order to adapt to the situation. For some it may have presented opportunities to develop brand new business ideas and products/services. If either of these are you, or if you simply want to boost your business growth, our Business Bootcamp could be for you.

Talk to a member of our team if you’re not sure whether the bootcamp is suitable If you would like to attend less than the required 6 sessions, please let us know and we’ll see what we can do, but do not register via this page.

Session 1 (12th May): Introductions, Mindset and Resilience (CORE)

Session 2 (14th May): Start-Up Basics (Optional: for those thinking of starting a business, or wishing to start a spin off business)

Session 3 (19th May): Reviewing and Developing Your Value Proposition (CORE)

Session 4 (21st May): Test Your Business Strategy/Ideas (Experiment Design/Hypothesis and Testing) (CORE)

Session 5 (26th May): Marketing on a Shoestring

Session 6 (28th May): Finance, the Basics

Session 7 (2nd June): Developing Your Pitch

Session 8 (4th June): Check in, Accountability and Moving Forward (CORE)

Introduction to Workshop Delivery Partner

Ruby Star Associates help businesses, social enterprises and charities of all shapes and sizes grow, build accountable teams, generate more income, and innovate. We help leaders free up their time, surround themselves with brilliance and focus on the stuff that really matters. We are all about enterprise, entrepreneurship and making a massive difference.

Simon Calderbank, the Ruby Star Associate delivering this Bootcamp, is an expert in behavioural psychology, elite performance development and developing growth mind-set. He is an experienced facilitator, trainer and coach.



Who can attend?

You should be registered on, or interested in receiving business support through, the ERDF-funded Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Programme. The lunch and learn sessions are open to all local businesses but we do encourage you to have a chat to us about what the programme can offer you beyond these, including workshops and 121s

Do I need to prepare?

Who can attend?

You need to be registered, or be eligible to register, on the ERDF-funded Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Programme and have received less than 6 hours of support already. To be eligible you must be:

  • Small – your business must be an SME. An SME has under 250 staff, turnover of £45 million and any ownership by a wider commercial group is below 25%. You may also be a pre-start business.
  • Local – your business address (registered or trading) or home address is within the Cheshire East, the Cheshire West and Chester, or the Warrington council areas.
  • Able to commit to receiving 12 hours of support through our workshops and 121s before the end of 2020.

Please contact us to discuss the support if you’re unsure, 01244 512 655.

How to join the online workshop

Once you have registered on Eventbrite you should receive an automatic email inviting you to a Zoom session, let us know if you do not receive this within an hour of signing up. If you have not used Zoom before, try downloading and testing it out beforehand. Here is a link to some tutorials if you struggle or you can email us





You need to be registered with the Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Programme to attend this programme please click here to apply

To register for the webinar session please visit our eventbrite page 








The Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Programme is a consortium of North West based partners set up to deliver business growth activities across priority sectors from 2016-2023.

With a £3.85m investment of European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) matched by investment by the three partner Institutions, this innovative programme brings together three key business support providers across Cheshire and Warrington to offer businesses access to a variety of services.

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