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Small Business Leadership Programme

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Do you lead a small business? You and your business can now benefit from a free, fully funded new programme designed to enhance your business’s robustness and growth in challenging times.

Got any questions?

To find out more about the Small Business Leadership Programme, and what it can do for you and your business, please contact our Business Services team.

What is the programme?

Birmingham City University is working with the Small Business Charter to deliver a specialised government funded programme for leaders of small businesses to survive and thrive in the coming months and post-coronavirus.

This new scheme forms part of a £20million package provided by the Government to help small businesses in the long term.

How will it help your business?

To aid business resilience and future growth in the current climate, the Small Business Leadership Programme will create peer groups to develop stronger leadership, innovation, operational efficiency, marketing and finance.

Birmingham City University’s Business School is accredited by the Small Business Charter, a national accreditation awarded by small businesses to business schools who excel in supporting small and medium enterprises, and the local economy.

The short and focused programme will be delivered online through a structured course of eight 90-minute webinars over the course of 10 weeks and will provide the knowledge needed for businesses to tackle crisis situations. It will also give businesses the opportunity to strengthen their business network.  Participants will develop strategic leadership skills and the confidence to make informed decisions to boost business performance.

Why Choose Us?

  • The Small Business Leadership Programme is free and fully funded by the Government. It is accredited by the Small Business Charter (SBC), and supported by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.
  • The practical syllabus provides business leaders with access to small business and management experts from Birmingham City University.
  • Our teaching staff have extensive experience working with a variety of businesses
  • You’ll have the opportunity to engage with other senior managers from a mix of other companies, sharing insight into best practices.

Register Your Interest

Want to book onto our next available Small Business Leadership Programme? Register your interest below and our Business Services team will get in contact with you.

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