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The SME Club

Real people, real businesses, real insights

Sponsored by RBS, the SME Club is a free model providing business information and advice to as wide a range of businesses as possible no matter what their stage, location or size.

Quick and easy to register, individuals who sign up will receive ten tips twice per week to help run their business. Tips will be provided by trusted experts within the pro∙manchester membership to assist with the challenges every business faces.

• One thousand FREE tips straight to your inbox each year to help you thrive and grow
• Evidence of success from trusted experts engaged in business themselves
• Access to an online archive of all tips

Launched in September 2011 by Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council the SME Club is growing in size and has received welcome feedback;

“The pro∙manchester SME club goes straight to the heart of what I need to help me achieve as a local business owner – providing contacts, advice and opportunities specifically aimed at this fantastic city.”

Carolyn Mellor, owner and managing director, Homes4U
“We have found the advice and information given by The SME Club perfectly tailored for small businesses and always read their regular mail shots with interest. The SME Club understands the needs of small businesses and picks topics that are really relevant such as the use of social media and digital marketing to help engage with customers. We share the passion to see Manchester’s business community thrive and support the great work that the club does to promote this.”

Julian Fisher, Owner – progress centre, Manchester
pro∙manchester represents the largest advisory group in the North West with over three hundred member organisations and five thousand active members.

We recognise the importance of SMEs to the economy and as a significant step in our business development programme the pro∙manchester SME club will assist businesses to thrive and grow.

John Ashcroft, chief executive, pro∙manchester says:
“I am fortunate to have had lots of experience in business, some good and at times not so good. That is the nature of business, I don’t care what stage you are at in your business life you never stop learning and we can all use a useful reminder about key do’s and don’ts. It’s a little like flying across the Atlantic, it doesn’t matter how many times you have done it, you still need a checklist to ensure the cargo doors are shut and the landing gear is in the right position at the appropriate stage in the flight. The pro∙manchester SME Club will provide “the checklists” to make sure there are no gaping holes in key business plans.”

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