Galway businesses are set to benefit from coaching sessions offered by AIB.
As part of its campaign, ‘The Big Drive for Small Business’, AIB launched an SME Business Planning Programme.
AIB is working with Action Coach, a leading business coaching company, to develop this programme, which aims to equip small businesses with training and tools in the form of a 90-day plan focused on business development.
The second phase of the business coaching sessions will kick-off this month and will run until February 2013. Feedback from customers involved in the programme has been very positive.
It is expected that in excess of 2,000 customers throughout Ireland will take part in these programmes by the end of February 2013.
The programme content consists of eight key business areas focusing on setting business goals and company vision, understanding financials and the cash flow cycle, principles of leverage and the importance of testing and measuring, marketing, sales and handling objections, customer service, management information and on building and leading a team. The programme will continue this month in Galway City.
“We know that it is vital to the economic recovery of the nation that viable small businesses get all the support they need. We want business people to come and visit one of our branches nationwide or to contact their relationship manager in their branch or Commercial Centre to find out how AIB can support their business,” commented AIB Regional Director, Mark Fitzharris.