Three months ago Hayes Knight introduced Business Edge as the business improvement catalyst the market had been waiting for. They kept their promise: the course has received a surge of positive feedback from both attendees and local government. And the next intake starts next month on September 26.
Outpost Central and Snowplanet were among the first companies to go through the course and Snowplanet’s Rojie Aguilar says it was an excellent source of ideas and management skills.
Even trailblazers like Outpost Central founder James Riddell, with a Deloitte Fast 50 title and NZ Hi-Tech Award under his belt, found the course really delivered.
“Business Edge is a great course. Extremely thought provoking and very informative."
Hayes Knight marketing manager Damian Bennett says that what really makes Business Edge stand out is its unique format. The course starts by providing participants with the tools and skills necessary to honestly assess where their business is now and then builds on these by showing them how to grow and go forward confidently.
“While the workshops are practical in nature we’ve gone a step further by introducing a follow-on coaching component. Conducted at their premises the coaching focuses on implementation; injecting the learning’s from the workshops directly into the business,” says Bennett.
Rachel Berket from EuroClad initially came on the programme to develop business management skills, but came out with a complete review of the strategic direction of the company.
While the course is eligible for a 50 percent subsidy the team at Hayes Knight has gone a step further, promising a complete refund if it fails to deliver value to any business that attends.
The course also resulted in the creation of a handy business checklist, which you can download here.