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To help you understand more about how the Firestarter Academy courses work, and to give you an overview of the content covered, we’re holding a free taster session on Thursday 9th September.
Join us at 12:30pm for an hour where we will show you how to create the building blocks for growth with two of our most popular courses:
Learn how to become better at selling with our Better Business Development course from the Firestarter Academy. This course covers the fundamental skills and sales processes needed to improve sales performance and win more business. Book here.
When you are running or building a business, you need to grip your strategic thinking and turn it into a meaningful, executable business plan. Learn how to do this and more with tried and tested techniques and tools on our Practical Business Planning course. Book here.
In our experience, there are a range of common problems faced by every small business leader in all industries – here are just a few that you will no doubt recognise in your own business.
Together with The Landscape Institute, we have developed the ‘pathway to better business growth’ designed to provide you with our insight, experience, support and tools to help you overcome your challenges and achieve success.
I’ve been working with Firestarter for a while now, they have really helped my business grow, both through their excellent forums and their academy training courses. Highly recommended.
Better Business Development was a really excellent course, great practical application presented in an easy to understand & good humoured way. I will definitely be making changes to my sales process and approach as a result of this training course. Thank you.
I was looking for a non “shiny” suit sales training for my team and Firestarter was recommended by a contact. They completely fitted the bill. I have signed up 3 members of the team and I am looking to explore further training with the Firestarter Academy in the future.
Thank you for delivering empowering practical sales strategies that I have neglected in recent times. I have had a good deal of sales training over the years but this has been on a different level in the way you have brought all the elements together. Amazingly in just 5 x 1.5 hr academy sessions you have managed to provide a sales bible for life, very much quality over quantity.
Firestarter provide very insightful and practical advice on how to grow my business. I like their no nonsense approach. They gave us much greater clarity and purpose to our sales process. Their seminars are also very useful indeed. I would strongly recommend their consultancy services to any business wanting to scale up or create a clearer overall strategy for growth.
The idea and introduction of the Firestarter Forums was inspired. They have enabled me and a whole host of companies in the Firestarter community to look forward, share experiences and positively plan for growth where we can. As a result I’ve connected with many other business leaders going through similar turmoil yet the Forums have enabled us to pivot, progress and prosper.
Thank you Firestarter!
From initial dealings with the Team at Firestarter, the experience has been most professional. They come prepared, deliver what they say they will deliver, and even more. Very well versed in sales growth & always providing us with challenges to do better, which is just what is expected of a business growth consultancy. Well done.
It was easy working with Firestarter. It was as if a huge weight had been lifted; we could work on our business, knowing that the Firestarter team was doing what had to be done to deliver our business strategy.
Firestarter are not just traditional business consultants, they are very much a part of our team. They are fully integrated into what we do, providing valuable leadership and management consultancy to implement new sales and operational processes to proactively drive our business forward.
Firestarter are now my virtual coaches – they’ve lived this life and experienced the pain before, so they know what to do. The key part for me is trust and responsiveness – I’d been running at breakneck speed, but when I hit the pause button and was able to focus, Firestarter were there. And now we’re getting the results we need.
The Firestarter team have brought real rigour and methodology to our business development, which has had an excellent effect. Without Firestarter we would have been 24-36 months behind our business growth plan.
Firestarter has taught us how to work on our business, rather than in our business. They have given us instant access to skills and experience that we didn’t have before and an improved focus which has increased our sales performance.
The experience has been quite remarkable. Rather than telling us what we should be trying to achieve, they actually do it for us – working very closely with us and getting results quickly.
Each Firestarter Academy course runs over a 5 week period, with 5 modules, group sessions with 6 people in each cohort and a 1:1 session for each delegate (1 hour). We provide all course materials and you will have direct and ongoing access to your course tutor throughout the programme to support with exercises and questions.
The courses are specifically designed with small cohorts so that we can focus on practical and implementable learning, to encourage open conversation and sharing of real and relevant examples, not just theoretical and forgettable classroom content.
Each module consists of a structured 90-minute online session, with core content delivered to set an ethos and best practice for each subject. With a 50:50 ratio of lecture and practical activity, we encourage breakouts in each module, with small group sessions to drive learning, experimentation and confidence.
All modules are designed to focus on ‘real life’ scenarios, with exercises that delegates can take away to implement in their day to day business lives. We also ensure that the module content is connected to individual 1:1 requirements, and provide in-module mentoring to assist with personal development.