The program has been running for more than 18 months through a number of professional sports’ associations, and was designed to assist elite sporting professionals develop new business ideas, or enhance existing business holdings as part of their post-sport career development.
Build Up Your Biz explores the anatomy of ideas and innovation, and prioritises the actions required to make your idea successful.
Build Up Your Biz is no one-size-fits-all program. It is designed to accommodate a range of different industry sectors, business sizes, and business owner preferences. Simply talk to us to find out how (and if) the program can help you, and what is the best form of delivery.
Throughout the program, we work with you to define concrete outcomes and milestones, agree on the levels of input and actions, and deliver in the timeframe agreed.
Importantly, Build Up Your Biz prioritises affordability. Talk to us about your needs, and we’ll develop an affordable response to suit.
Ideation and Innovation. It all starts with an idea…Unlock your creativity, and learn how to validate the various business ideas or innovations you may have. This is the first and most fundamental part of any business – ideas. Additionally, you can also enlist Whitestone to contribute their ideas and suggestions for innovation as part of the solution. We’ll even facilitate the ideation process with your staff as a great way of engaging them in the growth process.
Research, trials, and focus groups. Before you risk yours’, the bank’s, or someone else’s money, test the feasibility of your business idea or innovation through comprehensive research into your target market and its demographics. Find out what competitors are out there, and how to position your idea. Understand what other successful providers of similar services are doing worldwide, and then test your concept, gathering feedback and data to validate your concept.
Business Planning. Proper planning prevents…..poor performance, or so they say. A comprehensive Business Plan is essential in taking your idea or innovation off the drawing board and into reality. This process is helpful to the most senior and experienced of business owners, through to newbies with home-based micro business. Discover the joys of SWOT Analyses, Marketing Plans, action lists, and budgets. Set goals for performance benchmarks, and pull it all together into a coherent, intelligible plan.
Implementation. Where the rubber meets the road. Develop and work through the implementation agenda to ensure that things start off successfully, in an organised way, and without distraction of the other parts of your business. This might involve additional recruitment, or training, or even working with your existing advertising providers. Maybe there is some new creative that we can help with, such as copy writing, or web development, or even PR requirements.
Business management. As the idea or innovation settles in to your business, management issues are sure to arise. We can help alleviate the burden of these issues, and remove the roadblocks to success. Maybe it’s a customer service problem, something HR related, outsourcing, or ongoing business development. Whitestone has the experience and skill to either advise, or act on your behalf.
Your Investment, Our Promise
Build Up Your Biz modules are priced at $2,500 ex. For this you receive at least 25 hours of labour per module, and full reporting and transparency on how those hours have been used. The services listed above are only some of the things we can do to help your idea or innovation see the light of day, and blossom into a new and exciting part of your success. All you need do is decide what areas you most need the Build Up Your Biz program in, and we will tailor the modules to suit. We offer an economy of scale option for those purchasing multiple modules that we discuss here. We promise though that when we have agreed on the actions and outcomes each module will deliver that we work until you are satisfied, and not until the hours have been reached. We stand by our commitments, and will deliver the outcomes no matter the cost to us.
Our offer also includes the first meeting for free, so call us today to discuss your ideas, and see if we can help you. Click here to contact us.