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ELIE 2.0 project - Salford Business School SME programmes

ELIE 2.0 project - Salford Business School SME programmes
Added on 14/12/2020

Salford Business School is delivering a Small Business Leadership programme as part of a consortium of Business Schools with the Small Business Charter. The programme supports senior leaders to enhance their business’s resilience and recovery from the impact of COVID-19, and develop its potential for future growth and productivity. The programme is designed to be manageable alongside full-time work.

Participants will attend eight 90-minute webinars across ten weeks, and complete up to two hours of independent study and peer-supported learning per week. Participants will strengthen their business network by taking part alongside a cohort of 20 senior leaders throughout the programme.The Small Business Leadership Programme is free and fully funded by the Government to support the resilience, recovery and growth of SMEs during and after COVID-19.

Eligibility criteria: To join the Small Business Leadership Programme, the business must:

• Be a Small or Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) based in England

• From any business sector, employing between 5 and 249 people

• Have been operational for at least one year

• The participant should be a decision maker or member of the senior management team within the business eg Chief Executive, Finance Director etc with at least one person reporting directly to them

Dates and participation

Salford Business School will be running an extra cohort online commencing on the 19th January 2021 – please register here Participants will be required to complete all sessions

Salford Business School are delighted to announce we will be delivering a Peer Networking Programme in partnership with GC Business Growth Hub for SMEs. Peer Networks is a free national peer-to-peer networking programme for SME leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation for future success.

Delivered locally by GC Business Growth Hub in partnership with Salford Business School, we create diverse cohort groups of individuals to collaboratively work through common business issues. Through interactive action learning, we enable you to discuss your own challenges, gain and reflect on valuable feedback and implement practical solutions to overcome them. From finance and HR to sales, marketing and more, our expert facilitators give you the flexibility to create a trusted support network that works for you, helping you to build and strengthen your business and improve its overall performance.

The programme: Peer Networks is delivered through a series of high impact group sessions, with each cohort led by a trained facilitator. The sessions will commence on the 28th January 2021 and will take place each week from 3pm-6pm for a period of six weeks.

Who is the programme for? Peer Networks is designed for business leaders who want to grow and develop their organisation for future success.The programme is available to any SME business that has:

• Operated for at least one year

• At least five employees

• A turnover of at least £100,000

• An aspiration to improve

Benefits: Businesses that seek external advice or undertake formal training are more likely to improve their overall performance, but many prefer to take advice from trusted sources, such as their peers, when presented with external challenges and opportunities. Peer Networks enables you to make connections that go far beyond networking.

If you would like to express an interest in the peer network programme please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a member of our team will be in contact shortly.

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