Over the last two years, we have carried out business surveys asking Stirling companies about their business and how STEP can support them.
Recurring themes have included:
Taking a break:
Small business owners are not spending enough time thinking about where their business is going with 55% having no three or five-year plan.
45% of businesses in Stirling are sole traders. They have no one to bounce their ideas off, to reassure them they are on the right track or to stop them from heading in the wrong direction.
Making marginal gains:
Sometimes it’s the small stuff that makes a difference but 20% of SME’s can’t find the time to get even the smallest of things done.
75% of these businesses feel a mentor or business coach would be beneficial and help solve these problems.
With this in mind and the ILM latest research detailing that 84% of employees say coaching should be part of every company’s management and development programme, we have decided to become an ILM accredited training centre.
We are now offering two coaching services:
Executive Business Coaching for Directors and Senior Business Leaders
Our range of group and one-to-one business coaching solutions focus on all aspects of personal growth, business strategy, leadership and are bespoke to your needs.
Find out more at www.stepscotland.co.uk/business-support/executive-business-coaching/
Level 5 & 7 Coaching Courses
Our courses are designed to help team leaders, first-line managers, managers with coaching and mentoring responsibilities, senior leaders and HR/OD professionals by giving them an accredited qualification.
Find out more www.stepscotland.co.uk/business-support/coaching-courses/
Marketing Manager at STEP, Jenn is a forward-thinking senior marketing professional offering a unique combination of creativity and analytical skills, with the ability to assess both vantage points simultaneously for an effective balance of branding and sound business decisions which have been proven to be easily transferable into a variety of positions.