Featured report – Growing your small business: the role of Business Schools and professional bodies
This report, produced jointly by CMI, CABS, QAA, the Small Business Charter and the Supper Club, explores how UK Business Schools and professional bodies can successfully engage with and support the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), defined as businesses with up to 250 employees. It is based on 14 regional workshops with business owners held in May and June 2015, and analysis of SME datasets by researchers at Aston University. As well as general findings, it includes many case studies and examples of good practice.
The research also produced an online heatmap of regional data on SME growth rates and management capability, see www.managers.org.uk/growingSMEs