Competitive Small Business Action Learning

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Competitive Small Business

Program Objectives

  • To increase the profitability and competitiveness of small businesses in a region
  • To develop an “alumni” network of small businesses, learning with and from each other and the wider BALT network
  • To develop capabilities within the region for self-directed action learning

Key measurables

Key measurables will be established during one-on-one sessions with a qualified action learning facilitator, based on the problem or opportunity under focus. Examples include, successful tender application, ISO certification, increased sales/turnover/profit, reduction in staff turnover, improved product/service quality, reduction in Lost Time Injuries (LTI), etc.

Who should be involved

Owners/operators or top management  of small to medium-sized businesses critical to key growth sectors and/or those seeking to scale up production to meet the demand of new or expanding markets.

The action learning process

Initial one-on-one consultations with a highly experienced business improvement specialist will be followed by a series of facilitated action learning sessions with other business leaders from your region.

Further one-on-one mentoring will be provided between sessions, with a range of additional events for shared learning across the wider business community.

The program is likely to span 9-12 months with sets of 6-7 participants.

All participants will have access to an online learning platform, the Action Learning Exchange, and BALT network events.