Unique programme benefits

Developed by world-class experts in entrepreneurial learning, 10,000 Small Businesses is a fully-funded programme for small established small businesses wanting to grow. Business owners benefit from training and education, and management resources to help them achieve their goals.

Specialist business education

As well as business education, participants benefit from business support services such as specialist workshops, one-to-one business advice, long-term mentoring, access to capital, business introductions, alumni services and networking.

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Business and management education

The core of the programme is a high quality, practically-focused business and management education, delivered over twelve sessions.The bespoke curriculum focuses on practical skills, tools and support to develop a customised growth plan to take each business to the next level. Learn more

Networking, peer learning and exchange

Programme participants are leaders of small businesses who are ready to grow. Like-minded people who are passionate about their businesses, they are selected from a wide range of industry sectors offering complementary strengths, knowledge and skills to the collective group.

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As a direct result of the programme, I’m now more focused, I have great network of people and I really feel that it has helped to guarantee the future of my business -as much as it can do!
Richard Pruce, Cohort 4

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Success stories

Read how the participants have benefited from the programme with 92% stating they have more confidence in their ability to grow their business. ‘It’s a game changer.’

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