Flexible strategy for small businesses

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Learn more about how to develop flexible strategies that protect your business from disruption in all its forms.

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A Big House Event supported by Creative Quarter & delivered by Steve Hobbs from Asking Better Questions.


Just because you’re a small business, doesn’t mean you don’t need to spend time on strategic thinking. It’s valuable for you and the future of your business to have in place a clear plan, to sustain you no matter what is happening - from staffing issues, to supply-chain delays, to full-on global pandemic!

Businesses has developed responsive and flexible strategies to protect themselves from disruptive effects; uncertainty impacts businesses of all sizes. Larger organisations go through major change programmes, building innovative and agile cultures, pivoting their business models and trying to keep ahead of the competition in rapidly changing markets.

Why not think about your small business in the same way? Applying similar approaches to your own thinking and planning is entirely possible and this workshop will introduce ways to think about meeting your needs now and in the future.

In this workshop you will hear about

• the need to maintain the link between personal purpose and business goals

• approaches to strategic thinking for small businesses

• how strategy, creativity and innovation all have a role in developing and maintaining a successful business model

• a portfolio strategy for building responsiveness and resilience


This workshop is are aimed anyone running or working either on their own or with a small team. You may have been in business for years, or just starting up; the content is appropriate whatever your stage of development.

You are only eligible to attend this event if you are based in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire and run a creative or digital business, or have an idea for one you would like to start. If you are not yet enrolled on The Big House, you can complete an expression of interest form by clicking the "Register Your Interest" button at the top of the page. If you have any questions about eligibility or enrolling, please contact the Events Team on info@bighouse.org.uk or phone 0115 710 0107.


Steve Hobbs works with leaders of early stage, growing and established businesses and other organisations, focussing on the behaviours that get things done, grow people and enable change. He will help you make sense of your challenges around leadership, strategy and innovation and take action on your issues and opportunities in a creative and effective way.

Whatever the context, Steve will introduce you to methods, tools and approaches that promote curiosity, bring clarity and enable rapid execution; ones that you can apply in your business and with your people immediately.


Tuesday 2 November, 9.30am - 12.30pm, ONLINE


The Big House offers fully-funded business support, mentoring, workshops, networking events and access to grants for creative and digital businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Click here for further information about the programme. This project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2022.

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Tuesday 2nd November 2021

9:30am - 12:30pm GMT

Nonsuch Studios
92 Lower Parliament St
NG1 1EH,

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