Every business is different and enjoys a distinct journey - past and future. Furthermore, each business owner or manager is different and will undertake a personal growth journey specific to them. Here are 8 lessons BGP delegates have learnt about themselves and about their business on the programme - in their own, unedited words...
1) Even a tired business can be refreshed
2) I can learn the skills I need to take the business forward
3) Love your customers
4) Focus on priorities
5) Small changes can hugely impact profitability
Nick Pauley, MD at Pauley Creative, says: "Made back the fee in the first two weeks by identifying unproductive overhead and stream lining processes. Met some great owner managers, thought I might be a small fish in a big pond but actually everyone was very supportive and found that most companies no matter how big or small shared similar business issues. The BGP transformed the business person in me and then my company as a consequence."
6) You can decide your business' future
Ian Makgill, of Ticon, says: “BGP enabled me to build a future for my business, rather than a month-to-month headache, and helped me understand what I needed to focus on to keep myself happy.”
7) Improve productivity by taking time out
8) Investing in learning can boost your business' value
Tony Lowes, Managing Director of Leversedge Telecom Services Ltd., says: “After 16 years of trading the business has doubled in value over the last 18 months. Our growth and profits are all up versus the corresponding period last year. That in its self is a remarkable achievement. I owe all of this to the Cranfield BGP course. It is and will probably remain the single best investment decision I have ever made.”