This month’s article is inspired by the Better Business workshop I did a couple weekend’s ago.
The program is about developing and mentoring businesses – generally established – so they can get past any stumbling blocks and move on to the next stage. The course has three parts – a one day workshop, a one-on-one session with a business coach and backup mentoring support to help with the enacting of new initiatives.
The value in such a program is the support, is the helping to get to the next level or even to restructure the business and daily practices to help create a better business and personal lifestyle.
The Better Business Program is a part of a Federal Government focus on developing strong and healthy small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s). I found my way to it through the GHA – an industry membership group who is being quite active with helping their interested members.
But what I’m learning is that there are a wide range of supportive programs offered by various government groups – local, state, federal. I know from my international friends that this is common in many countries around the world, especially in New Zealand, Canada, UK, USA, South Africa, Singapore, Germany and France – they may be through local provincial governments or even through local universities, but the point is, they are out there and accessible.