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HRDA Approved Training -Strategic Planning for smaller firms

Strategic planning for Smaller Firms: innovation based survival and/or growth of owner-managed SMEs

In this fiercely competitive arena micro and small-medium sized enterprises cannot remain comfortable in their niches; their sustainable business success is under attack. The owner-managers of SMEs must embark on the journey to transform their firms into entrepreneurial growth stars. This practical training will offer the strategic planning toolkit in order to help entrepreneurially inspired owner-managers and directors to craft a restructuring plan that can enable them to cope with the prolonged recession and be ready to seize the opportunities of the next economic cycle. It is all about mapping on the three growth horizons: boosting the competitiveness of their core business activities, exploring new business models and innovation practices, and pursuing new venture ideas by building strategic alliances in the market.

Date/Time: 8th, 9th December, 8:30 – 17:00
Training Duration: 14 hours over 2 training days
Price: €162 includes 60% subsidy by HRDA (original price, €400)
Location: UCLan Cyprus
More information please find on the link: HRDA_Seminar_2015.pdf

Trainer: Professor Panikkos Poutziouris
(BA Honors Economics, MBA, PhD)

Dr. Panikkos Poutziouris is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Business at UCLAN University in Cyprus. He has been on the faculty of University of Manchester – Manchester Business School-UK for almost two decades , where he has led a number of initiatives for SMEs and entrepreneurial family firms. Professor Poutziouris has consulted with the European Commission and OECD and cooperated with many prestigious institutions including UBS Wealth Management, Tilney Fund Management, SandAire, Grant Thornton, Stoy Hayward, PWC, Coutts , FBN-I etc. He is the past – president of IFERA – International Family Enterprise Research Academy, and previously served on the advisory board of IFB (UK) and as a board member-trustee of the UK -Institute for Small Business Entrepreneurship (ISBE). In 2011, he has been honoured with the FFI International Award for exhibiting leadership in promoting the family business entrepreneurship theme across commercial, academic and social frontiers.

Professor Poutziouris lectures, researches, publishes and consults internationally on entrepreneurial management and strategic financial developments for families in business He has been delivering executive training for owner managed SMEs and family firms for over two decades across many institutions including: University of Cambridge-Judge Business School-Executive Education (UK), ESCP Europe (London, Torino), Beijing Institute of Technology (China), CIIM (Cyprus), Krems University – Vienna Technical University (Austria) , ALBA of Athens, Future Foundation (Egypt) etc.

For more information please contact us on [email protected] or 24 69 40 00 (Maria Thoma Georgiou).