Build, Run and Scale - Work AND Life Balance

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Are you ready to be given practical tools that will help to optimise your work/life balance and inspire your business to succeed?

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A programme of eight free sessions that focuses on the fundamentals of creating the optimum work and life balance.  

The sessions are workshop based, with content designed to equip entrepreneurs with the tools to help both themselves and their business succeed.

Is this for you? You will get the most from this programme if you are a high-growth start-up or existing businesses in the Perth & Kinross region.  It's especially relevant if you are operating in one of the following sectors:

  • Creative & digital industries
  • Engineering
  • Clean growth
  • Food & drink
  • Digital / technology

The workshops will take place, in person, at the Famous Grouse Ideas Centre, WASPS Perth Creative Exchange, Stormont Street, Perth PH1 5NW  

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Growth Mindset 
24th January 2023
12:00 - 2:30pm

The way you instinctively think and have programmed yourself to react to different ‘happenings’ in life hold a bearing on the forward route of your business and your ability to deal with the rises and falls you experience along the way. In this interactive session, we’ll look at the difference between fixed and growth mindset and provide practical tools and techniques that you can use to boost your performance and unleash your potential.

Time for Action 
31st January 2023
2:00pm - 5:00pm

The importance of time management in achieving personal success cannot be overemphasised. In this workshop, you’ll receive time management techniques to enable you to plan your time effectively and efficiently – and life. Channel your energy and efforts into achieving goals and make time for some well-earned fun and rest along the way.

Personal Values 
7th February 2023
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Personal values help guide us in our everyday decision-making, and they are critical to well-being and having direction in life. In this session, we’ll help you identify your own values, develop a deeper understanding of them, and reflect on how your values define who you are.

Business Model Canvas
14th February 2023
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Ensuring that you have the right business model for your business is essential for success. The Business Model Canvas acts as a practical reference to ensure that your business stay on track and achieves its strategic goals.  This session will cover how the BMC can help you highlight all the critical strategic factors of your business and give you the opportunity put the canvas into action.

Strategic Planning
24th February 2023
12:00noon - 2:30pm

In an everchanging world it’s more important than ever that you avoid the habit of assuming you know what you and your market is doing. Understanding the opportunities and threats, both within your organisation and out with, allows you to be better prepared to seize opportunities for growth and change as they arise. In this session we’ll explore tools that will assist with clear and up to date analysis of the opportunities available to your business. We’ll discuss how to acknowledge threats and where appropriate, turn them into opportunity.

The Sales and Marketing Balance
28th February 2023
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Getting your marketing and sales in balance is vital if you want to keep and retain customers. Effective sales techniques are essential for growth, but you can’t sell if you don’t have an effective marketing plan. This session will explore how to integrate sales and marketing and provide you with practical tools to help you plan and manage both areas effectively.

There will be an additional two speaker sessions:

These are informal, firechats with individuals who have achieved success in their field:

Thursday 9th February – fear of failure / dealing with challenges
Thursday 16th February – leadership and influence


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  • A start-up or existing business – must be based in the Perth & Kinross region
  • Bags of enthusiasm and drive – you love a challenge and aspire to better yourself and your business
  • Commitment – you'll get the most from the sessions by being present and engaged

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  • A supportive, collaborative environment – you'll work closely with the Programme Facilitators, Cat Ward and Andrew Cameron
  • An opportunity to network - make connections with fellow business owners and entrepreneurs!


Should you wish to discuss this programme in more detail, please email Cat Ward at for further information.

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Build, Run and Scale - Work AND Life Balance

Famous Grouse Ideas Centre (Perth Creative Exchange) Stormont St, Perth PH1 5NW

1st Session takes place on the 24th January 2023

Free to Perth and Kinross based businesses

Delivered by specialist, experienced facilitators.

Delivered in partnership with Perth & Kinross Council

Eight sessions that focuses on the fundamentals of creating the optimum work and life balance

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