FAQs

Grow Your Business (GYB) is a management development programme for first generation entrepreneurs facing the challenges of rapid growth. The Grow Your Business programme provides the knowledge, skills and attitude required for entrepreneurs to encash the enormous opportunities available in today’s business environment . This programme enables them to fast- track their venture for profitable growth. The programme design combines both short term and medium term benefits. Grow Your Business (GYB) programme primarily focuses on the following questions, commonly faced by entrepreneurs:
The programme has been structured for first generation entrepreneurs who have successfully implemented their ideas into business ventures, developed customers for their products/services and built a team to handle day to day operations. This programme would also be useful for those who are decision makers in their current business venture. Entrepreneurs could also consider including CFO’s/CMO’s for participation. Additionally, senior executives of financial intermediaries dealing with SMEs may also participate in the programme.
SPJIMR offers customised programmes for the channel partners and service providers of medium and large corporate. The programme structure is primarily built on the basic principles of GYB programme in consultation with the principal company. Such engagements are considered as part of the Development initiatives for the channel partners by the principal company. The participants are owners/founders of the channel partner.
We believe the Grow Your Business (GYB) programme provides a platform for entrepreneurs to prepare themselves and the organisation to take the next leap in the growth trajectory. The time and money spent during the programme is an investment that would enable the entrepreneur achieve profitable growth. You will be able to : Crystallise your vision for growth, set milestones and develop strategies to achieve the milestones. Gain the opportunity to network with other fellow participants Gain the opportunity to network with mentors, experts from industry
Prepare growth plan document for your venture which is actionable and fundable. Present the growth plan to panel of expert from industry, bankers, investors Opportunity to network with other fellow participants and mentors As an alumnus you will have access to the other entrepreneurs of the centre for collaborating opportunities, resources of the centre, attend workshop, seminars conducted from time to time.
The GYB programme addresses issues by SMEs’ relating to growth. The programme also provides user friendly tools which can applied to your sector.
The GYB programme will be conducted in two phases. The themes are Re-visit the entrepreneurial mind set Business Vision for Growth Understand and adapt management concepts, tools and techniques
The programme pedagogy offers scope for rich experiential learning through case studies, group learning from fellow participants, interaction with the entrepreneurial network of investors and bankers, entrepreneurs and mentors. The programme will be conducted by experienced in house and visiting faculty of SPJIMR and experts from industry.
You should be at least a graduate and one of the founding members of the venture.
In order to derive maximum benefit from the GYB programme, we request you to refer question 2 for the desired profile of the participants.
The programme is conducted over 7 weekends The session timings are from 9.30am to 5.50 pm, each session of 70 min. Between sessions there are breaks (tea and lunch).
The programme fee is Rs 65000 plus service tax. The programme fee covers course material and food. Programme fee can be paid in full or in instalments. Programme fee paid in full or in two instalments. We do not have a refund policy. However, the participants can attend the next batch and the rebate amounts shall remain applicable.
Programme fee paid in full – Rebate of Rs 2500 Early Rebate of Rs 5000 on programme fee paid one month before programme commencement date In case more than one member of a venture desires to participate in the programme, the additional member shall be eligible for Rebate of Rs 7500 on the programme fee Rebates for Member get Member and Group Nominations
Taking in consideration the need of the participant, the batch size is limited to 20 only. This gives an opportunity for the faculty and co-participant to interact effectively.
Normally, two batches are conducted in a year.
Please download the GYB application form here: spjimr/spjimr/sites/default/files/GYB_applicationform.pdf
The selection is made on the basis of information provided in the application form. We may contact you for more information if required. There is no entrance tests/scores required to attend this programme.
Certificate of Participation shall be given to participants fulfilling programme requirements.
The programme is an experiential learning and the participants do not have to face any examination.
We suggest you do not miss any sessions, however in case of any inevitable circumstances, you can attend the missed session with the next batch with no extra cost.
We suggest you do not miss any sessions, however in case of any inevitable circumstances, you can attend the missed session with the next batch with no extra cost.
On successful completion of GYB certification programme, participants become Alumni of the programmes conducted by Centre for Entrepreneurship, SPJIMR. Access to the support system of investors and mentors of the Centre for Entrepreneurship. And Concession in fees for programmes/events conducted by the Centre for Entrepreneurship.
Prof M.S Rao, Chairperson Contact : 022-61454317. Email: msrao@spjimr.org Ms Ganga.S, Faculty Associate Contact: 09870120484, 022-61460339. Email: cera3@spjimr.org Ms Binal Thakkar, Research Associate Contact: 022-61460280 | Email:cera2@spjimr.org

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