Growth Strategies for a New Business

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What is a growth strategy and why is it important?

Growth is an essential part of any new business, but how can you make sure you do this sustainably?

On this four-week course, you’ll discover effective sustainable growth strategies and how to successfully implement them in your new business.

You’ll gain an understanding of the key areas to focus on when starting a business, which have been identified and endorsed by industry professionals, to help give your business a solid chance at success.

By the end, you’ll know how you can build your team, scale your operations effectively, and develop an ethical and sustainable growth strategy.

Learn how to set realistic business goals

You’ll start by learning how to balance quantity and quality while growing your business, understanding how fast is too fast when it comes to growth.

To help you do this, you’ll gain the skills to set realistic business goals, including sustainable goals, and learn how to use feedback to inform your decisions.

Discover strategies for retaining and recruiting talent

To help you manage growth and develop an effective retention strategy, you’ll discover the factors that can help you hire the right people.

You’ll also learn how companies can retain talent and how you can build a diverse and inclusive team.

Understand how to design an effective business plan

Finally, you’ll discover the role of business planning as you explore frameworks for identifying threats and opportunities for your business. You’ll also learn how to measure success and adjust your business plan to ensure it is effective.

Using case studies and guided by academic experts, you’ll finish the course with a solid understanding of sustainable growth strategies and how to implement them in your new business.

What topics will you cover?

  • Welcome to BIG DATA
  • Working with Hadoop
  • First steps in R and RHadoop
  • Statistical learning with RHadoop: clustering
  • Statistical learning with RHadoop: regression and classification

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Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed to empower business owners or those who are curious about business to walk away with confidence and clarity over their next steps, strategies, and how to launch their business.

The content is not industry-specific and is primarily suited for new or existing business owners who want to learn how to grow their business.

Who will you learn with?

Niaz Ahmed

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Who developed the course?

Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE)

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is an international non-profit association with its seat in Brussels.

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