BUILDING LOCAL ECONOMIES
Winning Pitch has designed and delivered the highest impact growth support services in the UK
at regional and national levels.
Winning Pitch understands intimately the links and timing between increased sales, financial investment, productivity improvements and growth.
Winning Pitch has designed and delivered the highest impact growth support services in the UK at regional and national levels. We have gathered invaluable lessons from the “best practice” Support Formats and Return On Investment rates operating in the UK’s most successful regions. When we help you tailor your own programme it will draw on all of that knowledge – what we term our proven 3D approach: Discover, Define, Drive.
How Winning Pitch can help generate jobs in your region
We’ll review your economic ‘vital signs’ analysing your local business stock to identify critical strengths and weaknesses so you can make the very best of the assets you have.
We’ll reveal the sectors with genuine competitive edge. Then we’ll review the impacts upon them that current support services are creating.
We’ll map those businesses with the greatest chance of real growth. It will tell you where in your region lie those firms with the best potential for significant job creation.
We’ll tell you how well their challenges and constraints have been catered for in the past and what future external support is required to deliver on that potential.
We’ll look for the gaps, identifying all and any areas where those vital businesses and sectors need additional and critical provision.
We’ll demonstrate what works elsewhere. Winning Pitch can show you how other support bodies have successfully designed and funded programmes that address these business’s particular challenges to growth.
Propelling micro businesses to their next phase of growth
LEP regions that have have a disproportionately large stock of well established micro businesses (under 5employees) whose albeit modest growth support needs are currently being ignored.
Given the high volume of firms that fall into this gap, even a modest growth, perhaps a few jobs each, would have a noticeable and tangible impact on the prosperity of the region.
How Winning Pitch can help propel businesses to their next phase of growth
The single most important issue to help those micro business leaders who want to grow - rather than just survive or make a living - is winning more customers. Winning Pitch’s own research repeatedly shows Sales and Marketing as their single biggest barrier.
Half-day “boot camps" - to impart the best practice sales techniques which are learned, practiced and applied with like minded people who inspire action.
Onsite Coaching sessions - to ensure the new techniques are baked into a live campaign that generates results Information blitz - local University placement or Apprenticeship to plus gaps in data and help to build online tactics
Online resources - surefire customer attraction templates, checklists and learning bites
Performance related payment model based around sales growth is available to share the risks and rewards.
The Group Workshops and 1-2-1 Coaching sessions help establish a turbo charged sales engine to find, win and keep more customers. For many of these businesses, if they can reliably attract a regular stream of new customers whilst growing their existing base frankly their other challenges will look after themselves.
Growing Great Businesses
High tech/knowledge based Entrepreneurs who are considering starting up and forming a small business are not super high growth gazelles firms but neither are they individuals whose aspiration is limited to just “earning a living”.
A key part of the LEPs role is to provide a fertile environment for businesses to start up, thrive and prosper. Increasingly however, “generic” initiatives that encourage anyone to “become your own boss” are failing to progress them from the idea stage to win first customer. They are producing a disappointing Return On Investment compared with other more targeted support interventions. Many LEPs lack a tailored enterprise support programme targeted at those keen to start a knowledge based business that goes onto form a small firm of say 5-10 employees.
How Winning Pitch can grow great businesses
Enterprise Rehearsal Hangouts - being embedded in a local startup ecosystem is still a crucial touch-point for sharing ideas, experiences and successes.
“Never invent anything you can’t sell”, how to build a sales engine tailored for a knowledge based business.
Skype/Onsite Coaching sessions - to convert the strategic intent into an operational reality.
Online Lean StartUp resources - sure-fire customer attraction templates, checklists and learning bites.
Rapid testing methodologies to achieve success faster and with less cost.
Performance related payment model available for Winning Pitch to share the risks and rewards with the LEP/LA.