Sunday, 1 July 2012

Take your SME to the next level



Take your SME to the next level 


 
 Running a successful small business, especially during the current economic climate, can be arduous and all-consuming. To move to the next level, most SME managers need effective advice and guidance for their business.
The Telegraph and Citroën have joined forces to bring you a special series packed full of invaluable advice for SMEs, including special features, expert videos, a business webinar
and a fantastic competition.
  
 Case Studies 
 Over the next month we will present a selection of case studies featuring companies from different business sectors. These businesses will have contrasting structures, different issues to resolve, and will range from a recently-established children's clothes retailer to a 147-year-old brewery. These case studies will reveal the stories behind the companies, their trials and triumphs, and their plans for the future. 
  
 Expert videos 
 In a collection of superb videos, three business gurus offer their wise words for SMEs:
 
 
Martin Webb videoBusiness growth:Martin Webb, who turned a £5,000 loan into a £24m
company in six years, talks about growing a business.
David Soskin videoOnline success:David Soskin, former chief executive of Cheapflights,
on how to make your business work on the web.
Alan Price videoThe right stuff:Alan Price, group director of Peninsula Business Services,
discusses the best ways to get staffing right.
  
 Live webinar 
 In a live webinar on July 11, four business experts will be on hand to answer your questions concerning SMEs. Entrepreneur and former Dragon's Den judge James Caan will join Ariadne Capital founder Julie Meyer, along with Martin Webb and Alan Price at this special online event. 
  
 Competition 
 There is also the chance to win first-hand business advice from one of our gurus. Enter our Citroën Business Classes competition and you could win mentoring with Martin Webb plus a £10,000 in investment in your own business.