Help to Grow: Management

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Do you lead a small business? You and your business can now benefit from a practical management training programme delivered by industry-experienced staff from Birmingham City Business School, accredited by the Small Business Charter.

The Help to Grow: Management course will support senior managers of small and medium sized businesses to boost their business’s performance, resilience, and long-term growth.

The 12-week programme is 90% funded by the Government and has been designed to allow participants to complete it alongside full-time work.

The in-depth high quality curriculum will support you to build your capabilities in leadership, innovation, digital adoption, employee engagement, marketing, responsible business, and financial management. By the end of the programme you will develop a business growth plan to help you lead your business to release its potential.

Next intakes

The next programme will begin on 24 September 2024. Visit the Help to Grow website to register your interest.

Got any questions?

To find out more about the Help to Grow: Management course, and what it can do for you and your business, please contact our Business Services team or email

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What’s covered in the course?

Facilitated by small business experts from Birmingham City Business School, this practical programme takes place over 3-months and will include both online and face-to-face sessions, alongside peer support and mentoring.

The programme is built around a practical curriculum which features:

  • Eight facilitated online 2-hour sessions
  • Four practical and interactive case study workshops
  • One-to-one support from a mentor, providing you with personalised support to develop your business growth plan
  • Peer networking, including peer group calls that give you the opportunity to share experiences with a small group of other small business leaders
  • Access to the Alumni Programme featuring events with inspirational speakers, business clinics and networking events

The programme will cover key areas of leadership including:

  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Growing National and International Markets
  • Leading for High Performance
  • Building Vision and Brand
  • Engaging and Inspiring Teams
  • Creating Customer Value
  • Adopting Digital Technology
  • Adopting Responsible Business Practices
  • Financial Management

Register Your Interest

Want to book onto our next available Help to Grow: Management course? Register your interest above and our Business Services team will get in contact with you.