Robust Business Growth – It Starts with You

Hosted by Liz Wotherspoon

Good growth is profitable and sustainable.  This requires being deliberate and disciplined.  Business owners need to have a systematic way of looking at their opportunities for growth.  Momentum these days is incredible, so pace is important. This session will highlight some of the things that business owners should be thinking about, some of the questions they should be asking and some tips and ideas on why growth is important and how to go about it. Liz will also present insights from the Icehouse’s Business of International Quality (BIQ) tool which thousands of people have used to identify strengths to leverage and areas for improvement in their businesses. Participants will have the opportunity to do a BIQ for their business as a follow-up to this session.

Liz is Director of Growth at the Icehouse and the driving-force behind our work helping established businesses succeed and grow. Sometimes business owners can find it hard to take a big picture perspective and identify areas of their business that could be targeted to improve performance.  The Business of International Quality barometer will be completed in advance by participants in this session – it is an easy to use online tool designed to help you identify your business strengths and opportunities for improvement. The outcome is real and practical advice they can use as a guide to accelerate business growth, whilst avoiding the costs of making the mistakes of those who have gone before. The session will include interactive discussion and facilitated groups of BIQ results and the areas of  focus to work in the businesses.

Over the last 16 years Liz has played a role in develop capability for thousands of businesses. She provides a broad range of consulting services to clients including facilitation, organisation design and structure, training, role and competency profiling, performance management, capability needs analysis, management coaching, and change management.

Check out what Tony Dench, CEO of SHARE has to say about his experience with The Icehouse.