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Business Growth Support • Are you a business, sole trader or social enterprise trading in Central Bedfordshire? • Would you like support to grow your business? • Would access to a pre-qualified ‘time bank’ of solutions providers be useful? Business Growth Clinic slots Whether you have a great new idea, a business problem or any other issue, we’ll identify your need and either deal with it ‘on the spot’ or set out a framework and plan to work through it.

High Growth Pilot 10 and Central Timebank If you meet our ‘High-Growth pilot 10’ criteria* we will offer you the opportunity to sign up to a 12 month support programme where subsidised support and services will be offered from a handpicked list of providers: The Central Timebank.

Each Business Growth Clinic slot has a value of £250 but is provided free of charge through support from Central Bedfordshire Council’s business support programme.

Date: Friday 30th September Time: 9am - 4.45pm Sessions: 45-minute slots commencing at:

9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm

Location: Cranfield University Technology Park, *High-growth pilot 10 criteria The business or social enterprise must be between 1 and 5 years old on 1st April 2011. A business can either be a registered sole trader or a registered company and must be trading in Central Bedfordshire. In addition we will use the following criteria to assess your suitability: 1) A minimum of £50k of turnover in the last financial year, or 2) At least £1k of operating profit before interest and tax (PBIT) in the last financial year, or 3) A 10% increase in Turnover over the last 3 years, or 4) A 10% increase in the number of employees in the last 3 years

Booking: • • •

University Way, Cranfield, Central Bedfordshire, MK43 0BT

To book a Business Growth Clinic slot: E-mail E-mail subject: Business Clinic Cranfield Please include in the message: Your name, job title, company name and address, phone number and e-mail address along with 250 words of non-confidential text

Business Growth Clinic - 30th September