Posts tagged: small and medium-sized enterprises

Great reasons to attend Creative Entrepreneur 2016

8 September 2016
Alex Fenton, Co-Producer of Creative Entrepreneur explains why you should attend our industry collaboration event

Alex Fenton, Co-Producer of Creative Entrepreneur explains why you should attend our industry collaboration event

Have you heard of Creative Entrepreneur 2016? It is Salford Business School’s industry collaboration event! Here at Salford Business School, industry collaboration is really important. We really want to make sure our teaching is real-world relevant and that our graduates are as employable as possible.

How do we do this? How do we create a bridge between theory and practice? Creative Entrepreneur is one of the ways! This will be our third year of holding the event at MediaCityUK and we hope, once again, to grow. I am always amazed by the generosity and wealth of talent of the range of industry experts, students, alumni and organisations involved each year. 2016 promises to be bigger and better than ever!

At the event you will meet young entrepreneurial students as well as staff and businesses from nearby and further afield. Join us at MediaCityUK on Wednesday 23 November from 9.00am to 5.00pm. The programme and registration for the 2016 event is now open. But, before you signup here is a taste of some reasons you should come to Creative Entrepreneur 2016.

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Paid internships project legacy lives on

22 May 2015
Paid Internships success - Laura Swain

Laura Swain

After over 4 years of assisting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the North West of England by placing students and graduates in companies to carry out short-term paid internships, the highly successful Unite with Business project has now come to an end.

Being part of Salford Business School’s business services offer, Unite with Business is also a great example of regional collaboration between six universities: the University of Salford, University of Central Lancashire (lead project partner), University of Chester, University of Bolton, University of Cumbria and Lancaster University.

Unite with Business was funded by the European Regional Development Fund and supported over 1800 businesses and created over 470 jobs.

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Social enterprises – the art of giving #IamSBSM

6 May 2015
#IamSBSM

#IamSBSM

What is social enterprise? Starting a social enterprise business is a challenge for people who have a mission with a social purpose but also want to create a profit. Social enterprise describes how businesses achieve social, economic, community and cultural improvement through their existence.

These companies can be for-profit or non-profit organisations that create common activities to help human and environmental well-being. Most companies produce products or services that generate revenue and reinvest it into society through job creation, health care, cultural needs and the environment.

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Internships in Manchester and Salford

19 February 2015
Laura Swain

Laura Swain

Building on the success of the two ‘Meet the SMEs’ events last year, Tuesday 27 January saw 25 local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) meet with over 100 of Salford Business School students and graduates, our biggest turn out yet.

These events help to match students and employers for short-term internships: offering our students  relevant work experience that is now so vital when embarking on a graduate job search.

The event was organised by the Salford Business School Employability Hub team, of which I am a part of, alongside my colleagues Pam Mullin and Kerry Moores. The Employability Hub houses two fantastic schemes, Unite with Business and Business Innovation Projects, which give our students and graduates access to short-term opportunities within a wide range of organisations from local small businesses to multinational companies.

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Puro y Simple: more than just a family business

23 July 2014
Puro y Simple

Puro y Simple

Family businesses within the food industry are very common. Mine is a very pure and simple business. ‘Puro y Simple” (”pure and simple’ in English) is a wholemeal bread manufacturer based in Venezuela. Since 1981, Puro y Simple has specialized on offering Venezuelans an alternative to the traditional white bread, natural wholemeal bread of the highest quality.

Since I was young all I could think of was when I grow up…. I’ll be just like my dad! Indeed, I wanted to be a baker.

I wanted to take part of the family bread manufacturing business. My long journey began six years ago nurturing my business knowledge and understanding that a business encapsulates much more than just manufacturing and selling a product.

I decided to study business enterprise as an undergraduate to understand the importance of innovation within an established business.

I then focused on understanding the food industry. An industry so fruitful and full of opportunities that all I could remember was John Maynard Keynes’ article in which he expressed the idea of the food industry being one of the few sectors less affected by the cycle-crisis in Latin America.

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Salford Business School receives Small Business Charter Award

5 June 2014
Small Business Charter

Small Business Charter

Salford Business School is celebrating after receiving the Small Business Charter Award at a special ceremony at 10 Downing Street, in recognition of the role it has played over the years in helping to kick-start British enterprise.

The Small Business Charter Award is a new scheme that recognises the great success achieved by British business schools in terms of their engagement with small and medium sized enterprises.

Salford Business School’s award demonstrates the confidence that the School has in its engagement with Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and the support it provides to students in terms of developing their employability as well as ambitions to become entrepreneurs and start their own business.

What is the Small Business Charter Award and what does this mean for Salford Business School?

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2014: Celebrating the creative ingenuity of our SMEs

16 January 2014

Professor Amanda Broderick is Dean of Salford Business School

Salford Business School - 2014- Celebrating the creative ingenuity of our SMEs

Addressing skills gaps

Addressing skills gaps

As a core component of the world economy, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a critical role in innovation, advancement and sustainable development worldwide.

The University of Salford’s mission is to ‘transform lives, stimulate discovery and realise potential’. This mission is reflected in Salford Business School’s commitment to support economic regeneration – regionally, nationally and internationally.

Central to this commitment is the support of SMEs. This is done through expert advice, addressing skills gaps and through access to finance, network and resource opportunities.

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