Business
Growth

 

Create a serious business

Foster high-growth and free-time

Business
Growth

 

Create a serious business

Foster high-growth and free-time

Think critically

Identify problems, sticking points or challenges to uncover opportunities.

Solve problems

Master entrepreneurial frameworks and approaches to design solutions to problems.

Realise growth

Optimise your operations to create new value and sustainably expand your business.

Identify opportunities

Utilise strategic foresight, business model analysis and customer empathy to identify new opportunities for business growth.

Solve problems

Master human-centred design thinking and creative thinking to find innovative solutions to problems for both you and your customers.

Innovate effectively

Create competitive advantage and business growth through smart, effective innovation processes that actually work.

Program Overview

Opportunities to turn an idea into a business are plentiful. Taking the next step and transforming that new business into a sustainable and growing enterprise is a little more challenging.

In this program, you’ll develop your capability to drive growth and business success by identifying problems or pain points, setting effective goals, creating solutions, and implementing the right strategic processes and approaches.

Throughout the program you will develop a growth strategy that is entirely applicable to your business. In doing so, you will immediately begin to create genuine value and unlock new opportunities for growth.

Program Overview

As the start-up economy continues to grow in impact and influence, and the increasing capability of technology and robotics reduces the chance for competitive advantage, the ability to create new value within established frameworks becomes critical for successful business.

This program is designed for entrepreneurs and business leaders looking to identify opportunities, create new value and drive change within an established organisation.

Through this program you’ll develop your capability to identify business opportunities and utilise creative and innovative processes to solve problems and maximise the impact you, your team or your organisation can make.

Who this is for

ENTREPRENEURS AND FOUNDERS

Looking to take their business to the next level by achieving sustainable and purposeful growth.

SMALL BUSINESS LEADERS

Looking to create real and enduring value, and drive the expansion of the enterprise.

BUSINESS LEADERS

Who want to develop and drive an effective innovation strategy in their business.

CAREER CHANGERS

Who are looking to capitalise on the increased need for entrepreneurial and innovative thinking within the Australian and global economy.

PRODUCT MANAGERS

Who want to maximise the value and competitive advantage their product portfolio offers.

ENTREPRENEURS

Who want robust and outcome focussed skills to further grow their existing products and businesses.

HOLISTIC EDUCATION

What to expect

True growth occurs when relevance, challenge and application come together. Our programs cater for all of this.

Resources

Access over 40 hours of online learning material, over 80 tools and templates and a dedicated business advisor and innovation coach.

The tools and templates are always evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of industry, and are yours to keep for life. They cover everything from idea generation, to customer empathy to project planning.

Workshops

We are dedicated to ensuring real outcomes.

Throughout this program you’ll complete eight intensive workshops where you put your learning and ideas to work. Each is focussed on a particular area of your business, giving you the chance to design and apply real tactics to foster immediate business impact.

Each workshop will cover the education, inspiration and motivation you need to achieve the goals you’ve set.

Network

Start-ups and growing businesses perform best when they effectively leverage strategic partnerships and personal contacts. It's often best to lean on others. Join a network of inspired, driven and ambitious business leaders who can take your business to new heights.

This program gets you into a global network of business leaders, investors and advisors. Gain free access to all Plato Project events, enjoy facilitated introductions and build your network of like-minded individuals sharing the same journey as you.

HOLISTIC EDUCATION

What to expect

True growth occurs when relevance, challenge and application come together. Our programs cater for all of this.

Resources

Access over 40 hours of online learning material, over 80 tools and templates and a dedicated business advisor and innovation coach.

The tools and templates are always evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of industry, and are yours to keep for life. They cover everything from idea generation, to customer empathy to project planning.

Workshops

We are dedicated to ensuring real outcomes.

Over this program you’ll complete six intensive workshops where you put your learning and ideas to work. Each is focussed on a particular area of your innovation capability, giving you the chance to design and apply real tactics to foster immediate business impact.

Each workshop will cover the education, inspiration and motivation you need to achieve the goals you’ve set.

Network

Effective innovation occurs as the result of continuous testing, iteration and improvement. Join a network of inspired, driven and ambitious business leaders who will take your thinking to new heights.

This program gets you into a global network of business leaders, investors and advisors. Gain free access to all Plato Project events, enjoy facilitated introductions and build your network of like-minded individuals sharing the same journey as you.

Request free consultation with a business advisor

Request free consultation with a business advisor

GROW YOUR BUSINESS

The curriculum

In line with the insights and expertise of our industry partners and expert advisors, we’ve created a program that will enhance the commercial acumen and entrepreneurial expertise you will need to take your business to the next level, utilising the most effective business strategies for the modern economy.

Across each week you’ll work on your burgeoning business, with the support of experts, applying best-practice approaches and frameworks that foster high growth and free-time, and allow you to implement systems, automate processes and think strategically.

The only way to make giant leaps forward, is to understand where you are today. Deeply understand the business from the inside-out.

__ Achieve clarity in your current business model
__ Articulate the unique, core strengths of your business
__ Understand opportunities for high-growth
__ Eliminate distraction and low-value products

To build a better business, one must better understand the business from the perspective of the customers. From here you can maximise the value you provide and thus the sales and profits you generate.

__ Clearly define your customer
__ Uncover empathetic and meaningful customer insights
__ Establish product to market fit
__ Identify new customer value opportunities

The most successful business people and entrepreneurs all have the ability to do two things: manage short-term pressures whilst keeping an eye on the future.

__ Clearly articulate short and mid-term business goals
__ Identify critical leverage points of your business
__ Develop a practical and useful dashboard
__ Establish a strategic-planning process

We know that the most successful amongst us are those that consistently learn. However, more important is the application of these lessons.

This session is reserved for a day of solid-work, to focus on a particularly important area of your business.

The numbers of your business don’t lie. To be the best business person you can, understanding what your numbers mean and thus what you can do about them, is critical.

__ Understand crucial business finance
__ Maximise cash-flow for your business
__ Develop practical, useful budgets
__ Find and attract capital for growth

Entrepreneurial marketing, unlike more traditional methods, is focused on high-growth and high-return, with as little possible investment as possible. To master this requires both strategy and disciplined execution.

__ Develop high-functioning user-experience journeys
__ Design profitable strategic partnerships
__ Boost your marketing funnel and conversion rate
__ Leverage guerrilla and digital marketing

High-growth sales are the result of the right marketing, a repeatable process and good preparation.

__ Design a high-conversion sales process for your business
__ Proactively manage buying objections
__ Increase conversion rates at every step of the funnel
__ Automate customised experiences for each customer group

High-growth in business is the result of inspiring leadership. Shifting mindsets and behaviours away from incremental improvement, towards maximised, high-return targets.

__ Find clarity and consistency in your personal leadership
__ Foster a high-performance culture
__ Create self-starting, self-accountable teams
__ Develop self-awareness, authenticity and emotional intelligence

DRIVE NEW BUSINESS VALUE

The curriculum

In line with the insights and expertise of our industry partners and expert advisors, we’ve created an intensive program that provides you the support, frameworks and networks you need to successfully create new value and competitive advantage within your established organisation.

Across each week you’ll complete real business work with the support of experts, applying new theories and frameworks directly to your business situation so you can gain immediate outcome and value.

MODULE ONE

__ Framing problem and opportunity statements
__ The fundamentals of effective innovation strategy
__ Fostering a business culture conducive of change
__ Utilising purpose to drive more effective innovation outcomes

MODULE TWO

__ Ideation & solution development
__ Thinking creatively & testing concepts
__ Customer persona development
__ Customer empathy mapping & journey mapping

MODULE THREE

__ Measuring success & viability
__ Developing & analysing a business model
__ Strategic foresight & scenario planning
__ Understanding bias, trends & business impacts

MODULE FOUR

__ Implementing human-centred design approaches
__ Defining your Unique Selling Proposition
__ Developing a Minimum Viable Product
__ Testing assumptions, refining & pivoting

MODULE FIVE

__ Crafting a compelling business case
__ Designing effective stakeholder management strategies
__ Proactively addressing key barriers to success
__ Effectively lead the change process

MODULE SIX

__ Preparing for successful implementation
__ Engage and mobilise key project champions
__ Designing agile project plans
__ Effectively manage diverse project teams

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