Reboot your Business – through your Business Development Plan


  • Members can sign up for this course at any stage
  • Duration: The programme will have 10 sessions/modules, which will each run for 60 -75 minutes and be delivered over a three week period, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • Delivery Method: The college plans to deliver its sessions online using Zoom and to stream the sessions live to YouTube. Each session will allow for live participation and will also be recorded and available for participants to review and use as a resource in their own time.
  • Slides and content can be downloaded here, under the ‘course details’ section:


Each session will cover different aspects involved in creating a business development plan – industry analysis, competitor analysis, internal evaluation, financial, market performance, logistics, etc.  These sessions will be supported by key inputs in areas of particular concern to participants, such as – digital marketing, communication, cash flow and more.

Participants will also be directed to other useful business resources on the College’s online platform and to relevant business support resources available nationally. The college’s online platform will provide a one-stop resource center for participants across a wide range of business topics – e.g. marketing, HR, finance, data analysis, logistics, etc.


What is required to get the QQI Level 7 qualification – Certificate in SME Management – by a participant?

As mentioned above, there is also an optional mentorship and business plan development element to this course. Participants who wish to avail of the QQI qualification – Certificate in SME Management – are required to submit a business development plan for consideration by Griffith College’s Business School. This involves;

  • A written report detailing the business development plan / project (3,000 words)
  • An overview poster outlining the key points / actions that are proposed to support a 15-minute oral presentation of their plan

Do you have to avail of the mentorship to gain accreditation?

Participants do not have to avail of mentorship, but for successful completion of the business development plan, it is reasonable to have someone with expertise in their chosen area of development, to act as a reviewer, guide and sounding board. To gain accreditation, participants will have to submit and present their business development plan to Griffith College’s Business School for consideration.

Mentorship Costs

As mentors will be businesses themselves they will need to be compensated for their time Skillnet has agreed to cover the costs of a mentor for businesses that are interested in gaining the full QQI accreditation. The cost of this is approximately €500 per business.


Registration for this course is essential – to register your interest, click here:

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