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Government launches new free business management course for small businesses

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The Government has launched the new Help to Grow: Management Essentials course, a short online course with practical tips and resources for small business leaders.

Based on the 12-week Help to Grow: Management Course, Essentials is suited for leaders of newer or smaller SMEs, or those who are looking to explore the principles of business growth and management before taking the next step and enrolling in the full course.

This course will support SME leaders to establish their roots as they look ahead to scaleup and grow their business.

Small business minister, Kevin Hollinrake, said:

“I’ve met so many business owners who have benefited from Help to Grow: Management, and now with the launch of Help to Grow: Management Essentials even more business people will be able to access the advice and resources they need to scale up and grow.

“2024 is the year of the SME and whether it’s through access to finance, support and advice, or removing barriers to growth: we’re helping them go further than ever before.”

Enterprise Nation founder and CEO, Emma Jones CBE, said:

“As a delivery partner on the Help to Grow: Management course, we see the positive impact this initiative has on small business confidence and productivity every day. One thing that stands out is the value that working one-to-one with a matched mentor can have, bringing the lessons learned on the course alive in a very practical setting.

“Helping business leaders understand the clear benefits that taking time out of the business to sharpen business knowledge can have - and practical support on how to apply that to their own business cannot be overstated.”

More information on the course can be found on the Goverment's or on our support directory page.

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