The SME development workshops can be targeted at many different types of participants:
In each case the workshops are very practical and interactive.
SME owners and staff learn practical ways to improve their businesses, as well as widening their understanding of business and (especially important) learning a great deal from other participants.
Business advisers learn more about SMEs, and the ways that they can help them to develop.
Students learn about some key theoretical frameworks, and how they are applied in practice in SMEs.
Corporate staff learn how SME owners think, why they act the way they do, and how to work with them.
For each topic, the workshops can vary from an overview in half a day, to a full treatment taking up to 4 days. If required, assignments can be set and marked to Undergraduate or Masters degree standard.
For instance, we run a series of accredited 'Small Business Development' workshops for the University of Teesside.
We can offer a wide range of topics, including the following:
To contact us if you would like to find out about 'public' courses we are running, or if you would like us to design one for you, click here.