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Managing a Micro-Business: Learning from Others

23rd July 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

SFEDI (Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative) is running a workshop on ‘Managing a Micro-Business: Learning from Others’ which takes place at Newcastle University Business School on the 23rd July 2019.


Micro-businesses are a key part of the economy. They represent 96 per cent of the business population and make a significant contribution to job and wealth creation in the UK. Recent research from the Enterprise Research Centre highlights that access to skills is a key challenge to the management and development of micro-businesses. However, there is a lack of tailored, or demand-led management and leadership support for micro-businesses particularly in terms of skill-specific bite-sized support which reflects the realities of what it is like to manage a micro-business.


This interactive workshop will explore the opportunities and challenges facing micro-businesses in accessing the skills that they need and, drawing upon the outcomes from the ME2ME project (https://me2meproject.eu/) provide access to learning and skills materials which will assist you in managing the development of your business. There will also be opportunities for experience exchange with other businesses like yours.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided and there will be opportunities for networking with the other participants.


The workshop will be of interest to owner-managers of micro-businesses as well as individuals who have recently started their own business and looking to grow. In addition, the event will be of interest to those business support professionals working with micro-businesses to support them in developing their business.

What Next?

Join them on the 23rd July at Newcastle University Business School. Tickets are limited for this event so you are encouraged to book early to reserve your place. If you need any further information on the workshop please contact Leigh Sear (leigh.sear@sfedi.co.uk).