Small Business Support
Small businesses are at the heart of our community. We forge meaningful, enduring partnerships with small businesses in the region and support their growth.
What we offer
Running a small business often means operating in a fast-moving and changing environment. This can make growing your organisation a real challenge. Here at Leeds University Business School, we work with owners, leaders and teams like yours to help you not just adapt to change, but recognise and capitalise on the opportunities it presents. Then, as your business grows, we can offer research-intensive and industry-focused expertise to help you find solutions to your evolving landscape – whether that’s developing as a leader, building your business strategy or providing your team with the skills your business needs.
Case study - Help to Grow
Caroline Wherritt, Founder and CEO of Re:Work, completed Help to Grow in March 2022 and would ‘absolutely’ recommend it to other small-business leaders in the region.
In this case study Caroline talks about how the programme worked alongside her day-to-day responsibilites and how she was able to tailor what she learnt to fit her business.
Took part in our programmes and courses in 2021
Small Business Charter
Leeds Univesity Business School has been awarded the Small Business Charter award, which is a mark of excellence for business schools. The award celebrates the role business schools play in supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship.