Palmerston North Accounting firm Coombe Smith (PN) Limited is sponsoring 25 business growth scholarships, each valued at $2,000, for local businesses seeking the opportunity to transform their business in 90 days!!!

The scholarships are for business owners ready to dig in, learn fast, work hard and get serious results.  They will provide business owners with the necessary tools and confidence to develop 90-day plans for success.

Coombe Smith Director Hamish Pryde says "Business owners can be so busy working in the business that they are too busy with today's problems to deal with tomorrow's income.  The Euro crisis and the price of petrol at record levels are things as business owners we have no control over.  What we do have control over is our products, marketing, sales, delivery and systems".

Scholarship recipients will receive; attendance at a half day facilitated planning workshop where they will hear from guest speakers and receive hands on help developing a 90 day business improvement plan. A one-on-one coaching session with a leading business growth specialist, strategy videos from New Zealand's most successful marketing coach and a bonus networking session.

Applications open on the 16th April 2012 and businesses interested in applying for a scholarship must do so before 18th May 2012.  To apply call 06 357 6006 or go to www.coombesmith.co.nz/90days to request an application form.

Scholarship winners will be notified 24 May 2012