What are the benefits of
having a Grow Movement business coach?
Grow Movement’s remote coaching methodology was independently tested on 930 entrepreneurs in Uganda by academics from three of the world’s top business schools and found to raise sales by 27.6% on average
“I feel more people, especially young entrepreneurs need to know about the Grow scheme, its value and also get inspired to embrace it.”
Thomas Ssemalkula, CEO Brave East Africa
“Grow helped me understand my operations better, take the right decision for my next most profitable venture and I realised the importance of keeping accurate records for the business.”
Edward Kigongo, CEO Ken Paper EA Ltd
Grow volunteer coaches are
very experienced, professional business people who would like to share their skills. Working with them will help to improve your business, increase profitability and create new jobs in your community.
Your volunteer coach can help with
marketing, financial management, operations and your business model. Even if they have never visited your country, they are still able to help you with your business.
What are the requirements?
Grow Movement assesses all potential entrepreneurs. Dedication, motivation and ambition are key to your success.
Your business has a positive impact on your local community
Fluent in English
Access to remote communication tools e.g Skype, Zoom, whatsApp Etc..
Able to access good internet and can commit 2 hours a week for the programme for a period of 10 weeks to work with a Grow Movement personal business professional
Being open and honest with your coach
Committed to completing all the 8-10 sessions with your consultant
Being on time and completing assignments for the program
After applying to Grow Movement, Grow Movement will match you to a Grow Volunteer Coach. Your volunteer coach will be an experienced business professional and they could be based anywhere in the world!
Over a 3 to 4 month period, you will have 5-8 coaching sessions over the phone or Skype. You can also email your Grow coach in between sessions with any questions. Your volunteer coach will contact you via phone to organise your first session. Each session will last approximately for one hour.
The sessions are split into stages:
Stage 1: Understanding the business (2-3 sessions)
The first two-three sessions are for your VC to understand you and your business. You will need to share some financial information with them. At the end of these sessions, you will decide on an area of your business to improve – this might be marketing, financial management or strategy.
Stage 2: Delivering on a key objective (3-6 sessions)
During the following three to six sessions you will work on improving this business area. You may be asked to complete assignments. Please let your VC know if you are not clear on what to do.
Impact Assessment: Evaluating the benefit (6 months after Stage 2 completion)
At the end of all sessions, you will have delivered a key objective that will improve one area of your business. Six months after the end of your project Grow Movement will be in contact to record the impacts that working with Grow Movement has had on your business. Please make time to share your experience.
Apply to work with a Grow Movement Volunteer Coach and improve your business