Growing Your Small Business: Unlock the Support You Need

SMEs: How professional management skills can grow your business

Research shows that a lack of management skills is responsible for 56% of small business failures, yet just one in three businesses with 5-24 employees have provided management training in the last 12 months.

Many SMEs are unaware of the problem or are unsure who to turn to for help. That’s why CMI has partnered with the Chartered Association of Business Schools, Small Business Charter, The Supper Club and The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education to launch the Growing Your Small Business campaign.

Growing Your Small Business connects SMEs with their local business schools and provides the information they need to raise their level of professional management and leadership skills to boost productivity and growth.

Get involved online #GrowingSMEs

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HEATMAP

SMEs: use CMI and Chartered ABS’s heatmap to find the business schools based in your region, along with details on the services they offer to small businesses. The heatmap also includes performance data on small businesses in your region.

Find out if business schools near you:

  • Offer CMI qualifications and Chartered Manager
  • Support Chartered Manager Degree-Level Apprenticeships
  • Hold Small Business Charter status
View the heatmap


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GROWING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS REPORT

Practical recommendations from SMEs, business schools, professional bodies and government agencies on how to overcome the barriers to improving management and leadership skills in small businesses.

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CASE STUDIES

Real-life lessons from the SMEs, business schools and government agencies that are already working on developing management and leadership skills in small businesses.

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CHARTERED MANAGER DEGREE LEVEL APPRENTICESHIPS

Small businesses can now take advantage of a government-backed scheme that pays two-thirds the cost of a degree in business and management, through which staff can ‘learn as they earn’.

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