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Programme Overview

Business Navigator is a key strategic element for company growth and sustainability. Our Business Navigator programme will help you to develop a simple and practical strategic growth plan that engages your team and enables you to achieve your growth ambitions.

This programme is aimed at CEOs and two senior team members.

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Learning outcomes

On completing this programme you will have: 

  • Produced and implemented a practical business plan to deliver business growth.
  • Establish internal processes to communicate the business plan to key stakeholders within the business.
  • Developed the confidence and capability to further adapt the plan to address changing market needs.



The programme is delivered online over 8 weeks and includes:

  • Pre-work activities and templates
  • Facilitated virtual sessions with exercises and work shopping
  • Virtual 1:1 support meetings to embed learning and maintain progress

Short pre-work and benchmarking exercise.

Three Virtual Masterclasses: work ‘on’ your business with your management team using practical tools in a highly engaging workshop format with expert facilitation. Design and deliver an implementable, practical business plan that is focused on growth. Differentiate between tactical and strategic planning and build action plans around both. Network and enjoy peer to peer learning with like-minded companies. The masterclasses will provide a very clear blueprint for further development in “one to one” sessions.

Three half hour “one to one” sessions: The Business Navigator programme is focused on outputs and the mentoring sessions are customised to your needs to ensure you produce a growth focused plan. These sessions assure staged-based progress and challenge teams in their preparation and completion of their plans.

Final benchmarking exercise and presentation of business plan.

Training Provider

The Business Navigator Programme is facilitated by Shaping Business Ltd who have worked with hundreds of Irish SMEs on developing successful strategic growth plans and implementing market entry strategies.


Companies pay €300, which allows you to bring up to 3 participants on the programme which we strongly encourage.

Who should apply

The CEO/MD of your company and 2 others from the management team should participate on this programme. Enterprise Ireland supports the overall costs.

Programme Manager

Jonathan Murphy

E: Jonathan
T: 01 727 2694

  • 8 week programme
  • Cost €300
  • CEO and Senior Team members

What past participants say about the Business Navigator programme

Participating on the EI Business Planning workshop was a really useful exercise as our management team were given the time and tools to thoroughly plan how our company will grow over the next 3 years. Now, we are clear on where our company growth will come from and now have a realistic business plan which we can execute on.

Mark Meehan, Meehan Drilling