What are we doing about this?
Well quite a lot actually. Thanks to the Team at Welwyn Hatfield Chamber of Commerce, Lloyds Bank, John Lewis, Barclays Bank Grant Shapps and The University of Hertfordshire.
- Developing a program with Lloyds Bank to help Medium Sized Businesses Scale. Watch this space. This is about defining propositions and finding new markets.
- Working with Lloyds Bank to Demystify Working Capital opportunities. Which is the right fit for your business, who to contact and how to have a reasonable chance of success.
- The Chamber has to be, and is, independent and hence Bank Agnostic. So we are working with Barclays Bank on our local networking activities. These are our Last Thursday Networking meetings in Campus West. They are free and you get lunch. They are not open to all, but please feel free to to contact me to discuss how you could add value to the group. We are looking to build succesful businesses at a local level. That is pretty much 1 hour drivetime from WGC. Certainly Beds Bucks and Herts, and North London. We continue to work closely with St Albans and Watford Chambers of Commerce.
- As part of helping businesses of all sizes to grow we continue to build our e Publishing Group, which looks to help you think through your marketing content for social and web based purposes, and when you are ready put that content into a book that makes you a Published Author and hence an Authority in your field. Cost for this curently £100 per per publication. £75 for Chamber Members. We are also building a very effective support team to hold your hand along the way.
- Plus ongoing social events, that will restart in September
- We are working increasingly with Young business people. That does not mean Start ups. It does means Young people who have started a business, and got to the point where they realise they cannot be all things to all people and want to grow a sustainable business.
This is about businesses pulling together to define their brand propositions, and to deliver those opportunities into new markets.