John Painter has been helping business owners to manage and grow their businesses for many years. Having qualified initially as a chartered accountant, John soon found his focus moving towards assisting businesses to apply for funding, when grants were are relatively new concept and information had to be collated manually.
From early on, it became apparent to John that businesses want to borrow money in order to expand, but few are in position to do so. Many businesses are held back by the fact they cannot present their case and don’t have appropriate plans to convince lenders to invest. That’s where John felt his experience and expertise could be put to best use.
What help does John provide?
From there, the support may take the format of group workshops with other business owners as this provides the ideal platform for those who have had the same problems or are at the same stage of their business to share best practice and learn from each other’s experience.
John also encourages business owners to take advantage of the unlimited coaching support he offers online. This helps them to formulate action plans for each individual element of their business such as finance, IT and marketing, helping to focus the business on reaching the next level and getting the owners into the habit of creating plans.
What do participating businesses gain?
The key benefits of joining the Investing in Growth programme are:
- Getting your business to the point where lenders would be happy to invest
- Writing clear and concise business plans, that don’t just include all of the right information but present it in the best possible way
- Getting a better understanding of what investors are looking for – such as your marketplace, specialisms, ideal customers and business direction.
The benefit of working with John is that he will go the extra mile to keep things moving. Whether this is responding timely to emails or following up with queries outside office hours, John appreciates that time is precious and that a prompt reply will enable the business owners to move on with their thinking.
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