Learn how to survive and thrive, for FREE.

The exceptional challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic are having a significant impact on SMEs’ capability to maintain ‘business as usual’.  So we have developed a series of tools and resources to help you get through this period of change, and thrive!


'Rapid Response' Mentoring programme. 

Be the Business have joined forces with us to offer small business owners based in the UK exclusive access to a 12 week rapid response mentoring programme, which is government-funded and completely FREE of charge.
Be the Business have 300 fully trained, highly experienced mentors available NOW to support you to respond to the current crisis.  The mentors come from a range of the UK's leading small businesses as well as recognised companies such as BAE Systems, Lloyds, GSK, KPMG and Siemens.  They can support across a range of issues including scenario planning, finance, HR and staffing, supply chain and change management. 
Ideally suited to small businesses that have a minimum of 5 staff and an approximate turnover of 500K or more.

What you get...

  • Tailored, one-to-one support from a senior exec in a leading firm, including John Lewis, Siemens, McKinsey, BAE Systems and GSK.
  • Your own mentor carefully matched with your specific needs and objectives.
  • 12 weekly sessions by phone, Zoom or in person (if it’s safe and convenient)


Limited availability - find out more


Small business leadership pathway.

There’s such a lot to learn about leading a business, sometimes you just want to know you’re on the right track.
Be the Business partnered with us to create a leadership learning pathway; a range of different information, tools and assessments that will guide you through the topics you need to help you to rebuild.
On completion you get Associate Membership for the rest of the year absolutely free (worth £150)
If you’re already a member – why not introduce the pathway to your team or colleagues as a pre-cursor to full memberhip.

Secure your fully funded place, today. For UK-based business owners and managers. 

Ideally suited to small businesses that have a minimum of 5 staff and/or turnover of £500K or more.


Register now


Pre-recorded Webinars.


SME Research.

Our research, in collaboration with University of Birmingham, focuses on small businesses and what makes them sustainable.  This report also includes advice from business leaders, discussing their own experiences and how they overcame these challenges.

SME News and podcasts.


More ways we can help your business.

Group membership.

Give your staff the tools to learn more about themselves, so they can become better leaders and managers. Realise the benefits of better leadership throughout your business.

Programme accreditation.

Add credibility and recognition to your leadership learning programmes by achieving Institute Approved. A kite-mark of recognition that sets you apart from the rest.

Coaching assessments.

Improve your team's coaching skills with our unique, practical assessment of real life coaching at work.



Helping SMEs thrive.