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Managing SMEs: research insights and implications for practice

The Breakfast Briefing, which took place on 30 September 2014, looked at current challenges in managing and financing small and medium-sized businesses.

Dr Richard Blundel, Senior Lecturer in Enterprise Development, shared insights from The Quarterly Survey of Small Business in Britain. In these video highlights, Richard reports on what SME owners and managers see as the best and worst aspects of owning and/or managing their own business, as compared to alternative career options; their short- to medium-term goals for the business and how they measure its success.

View the presentation slides from Dr Richard Blundel on Managing SMEs.

The Breakfast Briefings are a series of face-to-face events, as part of The Open University Business Network. These events aim to foster collaboration and create an opportunity to explore together the latest and best of business thinking. We understand business and want to help your business flourish by sharing our insights into leadership and management at this series of collaborative events.

In between briefings, why not join in on LinkedIn.

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