Hear from Gail and Mike Manning, husband and wife duo business owners from MMCT, about their experience as a client of Skills for Growth - SME Support and their growth and development plans for 2021.
Business Change and Innovation
What venues can do to prevent a curtain call on culture
Culture encompasses the ideas, customs and behaviours of a society that we express through art and socialisation. But without the space to express ourselves, is it curtains for culture?
Top tips to stay productive and motivated in business in 2021
Get our top tips to help you stay productive and motivated in business in 2021 according to Business Change Specialist Peter Craen.
Build Back Better for those in Care
The changes we make now are not just for COVID, but for the general improvement of safety and quality of life in care. Read about how the care sector can #BuildBackBetter here.
Global Auctioneers Case Study
Ambitious early stage SME Global Auctioneers has grown rapidly with the combined support of Business Growth Hub's Access to Finance and Skills for Growth - SME Support. This is their story of expansion.
How Apprenticeships are going to futureproof your business
Apprenticeships are becoming an ever-popular route for people who don’t want to go through the traditional form of higher education that is university, as well as for people who are looking to learn new skills or train in a new field.
How business has changed forever – the Digital Era is here
For many businesses the pandemic has not only meant an increased reliance on digital technologies but has accelerated plans to revolutionise the way in which they work. Read about it here.
Why developing a digital marketing strategy is so important for SMEs
In a time where technology is playing a more prevalent role in our activity day by day, from personal use to the workplace, the need to focus on your individual digital marketing strategy is ever apparent.
The benefits of training and development during furlough
Reduced staff means reduced productivity, which may result in a lack of skills in critical business areas with inadequate funds to support recruitment to fill the gaps. This is where skills training is critical to the current strategy of SMEs, because it allows employers to redeploy employees at risk of redundancy, with mutual benefit to both the business and the individual.
In response to the new and updates guidelines for the current furlough scheme, we have put together a list of frequently asked questions to help employers and employees understand their rights to claim and to unpick some of the grey areas that may be cause for confusion.