Peer Networks are Back

Cumbria Business Growth Hub is pleased to be bringing back peer network support, this time without minimum turnover and employee number restrictions.

Starting in July we’re running two cohorts, one for existing business owners/senior managers, the other for those about to start their own business or in the first three years of trading.

But before the cohorts start we’re holding a 45 mins online ‘Kick Off’ session at either 9.30am OR 1.30pm on 16th June to cover:

  • Overview of the programme
  • Benefits & opportunity
  • Action Learning methodology / topics / insightful questions
  • Commitment requirement
  • Sign up and next steps
  • Questions

So when do our online cohorts run?

Cohort 1 for existing business owners/senior managers operating mainly B2B or looking to develop that side of the business

  • Tuesday 5th July 9.30am – 12 noon
  • Tuesday 12th July 9.30am – 12 noon
  • Tuesday 19th July 9.30am – 12 noon
  • Tuesday 26th July 9.30am – 12 noon
  • Tuesday 2nd August 9.30am – 12 noon

Cohort 2 for those looking to start a business or in the first three years of trading

  • Friday 8th July 9.30am – 12 noon
  • Friday 15th July 9.30am – 12 noon
  • Friday 22nd July 9.30am – 12 noon
  • Friday 29th July 9.30am – 12 noon
  • Friday 5th August 9.30am – 12 noon

So why should I join a peer network?

Not just another networking group, peer networks are a trusted and confidential arena, allowing participants to share business experiences, challenges, issues and successes, learn from and bounce ideas off each other, share best practice and ultimately have a direct impact on their businesses. Allowing you time away from the business to focus on where you are now and where you want to be, you’ll be amazed at the wide range of content covered and the best part is it’s all participant led!

Previous peer networks have covered for example: business growth/stagnation, SME tendering, risk taking, entrepreneurship, re-establishing a business with limited funds, staff recruitment/turnover/retention, apprenticeships, ageing workforce / succession / skills gap, business seasonality, building a business model, managing different leadership styles & ideas, business planning, goal setting, moving from being operational to more strategic, maintaining focus, letting go, self-promotion, strategic & financial planning, change in local economy, post Covid business processes, technology – what could be implemented?, time management, staff management……..

The only thing we ask is a commitment to all five sessions, this is important for group development, trust and openness.

Anyone interested in booking onto a ‘Kick Off’ session or booking onto a cohort please let me know.

We look forward to hearing from you and supporting you and your business.