Growth Matters

Growth Matters is a new coaching program offered by the Saint Mary’s University Entrepreneurship Centre. We offer coaching packages to select companies with growth potential to help them make decisions around how to approach new opportunities or deal with nagging problems.

Our coaches use a custom assessment, and coaching tools from Growth Wheel International, to move your business forward.

Our Research

Challenges for Growth in Atlantic Canada

  • Accessing financing for growth
  • Hiring the right talent
  • Planning and executing sales
  • Exporting confidently
  • Difficulty keeping track of all available government programming
  • Difficulty understanding and completing funding applications

Behaviours of Successful Growth Companies

  • Using future-oriented language
  • Confidence that they control the direction of their company
  • Using specific short-term plans
  • Tracking and using outcome-based data
  • Collecting data to make good decisions
  • Participating in peer mentorship groups
  • Understanding and using effective sales processes to generate revenue, acquire financing and recruit top talent
  • Adopting innovations from other industries

Assessment Tool

We built our assessment based on a recent in-house project where we collected best-practices for growth from some of Atlantic Canada’s best companies. You can use the assessment to identify where your company matches those best-practices, and where it might need support.

The Coaching Process

Our experienced coaches will take you through a specific decision-making framework that will help you identify where you need to spend time working on your business. We use a cloud-based coaching platform, through Growth Wheel International, to allow us to work with you wherever you are in Atlantic Canada, on your schedule.

Our Advantage

The SMUEC is part of Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We leverage the capabilities of one of the best business schools in the region to provide relevant research and evidence-based coaching. Our most recent project collected information from 170 Atlantic Canadian business owners, high-level managers and economic development professionals about what challenges they face while growing, and what behaviours set the great companies apart from the good.

Book a meeting with a coach today

 If your business is struggling with growth, or just looking to create a strategy for taking the next step towards a better company, contact us to learn how you can take part

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