Competitive Small Business
- 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 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.