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Pivoting Your Business Model – with BIPC Devon & James Court

December 6, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

A 60-minute Zoom session, with James Court

About this event

Pivoting Your Business Model:

When so much time and effort (not to mention money) is invested in establishing business models and processes, it can be a very uncomfortable when forced to change. In those situations, our natural reaction is to resist however this can often lead to further difficult situations. Embracing a culture of regular research, feedback and learning is crucial to developing a diverse, flexible business model that allows you to adapt and deliver at the same pace as a changing market.

During this webinar we will consider:

How pivoting is a useful lean exercise to practise regularly

How to regularly test market trends and customer behaviours to identify opportunities

How to develop a robust yet flexible business model

About James

James Court is the Local Enterprise Manager for the South West NatWest Enterprise team. He supports entrepreneurs and businesses that want to grow, scale and develop. He’s also a board member for Exeter Chamber of Commerce. With over 22 years of experience working with SMEs of all shapes and sizes, James is a trusted mentor and champion for local entrepreneurship. His #NatWestBoost networking events won him the Exeter Living Award for business services in 2020 for supporting the local business community, they continue to be a go to event for inspirational speakers and a place to build strong local networks . We are delighted to be partnering with him at BIPC Devon.

As a Local Enterprise Manager I help SMEs, and Entrepreneurs grow and develop. This can be through our Entrepreneur Accelerator programme, our Business Builder programme or local #NatWestBoost events, workshops, individual consultations and mentoring I deliver personally or by connecting business owners with the right support when they need it from my extensive network. supporting SMEs and the proud winner of the Exeter Living Awards for Business Services 2020. Please get in touch to find out more and connect with me on Twitter too – @jamescourt77

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December 6, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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