By Vikas Vij — Small businesses and young entrepreneurs in the UK can benefit the most from a wealth of innovative and cutting edge business advice, support and mentoring from business schools. Once business academics become more accessible and help businesses start up and grow, it will encourage more entrepreneurs to come forward and seek knowledge and ideas to build more sustainable and productive companies.
The newly-launched Small Business Charter website
is breaking new ground by connecting small business managers and entrepreneurs with business advice and support from some of the world’s leading business academics. In addition to the latest business advice, the website also features inspiring success stories on how business schools are helping businesses grow.
The site presents valuable insights from experts such as Professor Dylan Jones on what makes a successful entrepreneurial lead and Professor Monideepa Tarafdar on how to work with digital colleagues to maximize productivity and performance.
The website includes an advanced search feature that enables businesses to search for relevant business schools according to their areas of expertise and match these to their business needs. The site also offers information on local and regional networking events where local entrepreneurs can meet business academics and other business leaders.
Professor Mark Hart, Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship at Aston Business School, said that the new SBC website enables business schools across the UK and Ireland holding the Small Business Charter a greater flow of knowledge and best practice nationally, strengthening their offering for businesses in each locality.
The SBC website raises the profile of business schools, giving small and medium enterprises (SMEs) better access to impactful support that will stimulate and sustain their growth over years to come.
Gemma Clarke, Chief Marketing Officer at Tangle Teezer Ltd., said that the Small Business Charter website has created a default option for small companies in future that seek business advice. It is a clear signpost to business schools that are proven to be exceptional in the level of the results they can help small businesses generate.