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Want to grow your business? Try Step Change for growth!

Date: 27 November 2018

Author: Martin Lauer

In 2013 I decided to apply for the first ever FEO Step Change For Growth programme as I was becoming frustrated that my business wasn’t growing as fast as I felt it should be, and I couldn’t understand why? My business had a good profile, loyal customers and staff and a good offering – so why was growth slower than my expectations?

Being an active member of FEO I thought I would take the opportunity to enrol onto Step Change, which is a peer-led course. Now 5 years later, we have experienced a financial growth of 45% year on year and increased our staff headcount by 21 FTE’s. Step Change For Growth taught me that how I was feeling was normal - and that by implementing the advice and lessons from the workshops, I could put rocket fuel into the direction, culture and sales performance of the business.

Since taking part in Step Change, I have been ‘paying it forward’ by delivering the course to entrepreneurs just like me – who want to grow – who want to employ more people – who want to make a difference to the local economy – who want the support network and confidence to take ‘the Step’.

If that sounds like you, and you have a team that can help you get there, then I strongly recommend that you join the Step Change For Growth 2019 programme. What is there to lose? It is FREE!

For more details about Step Change and dates for the next programme, please email

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