SME Business Clinic – Day 3


University of Liverpool

Liverpool John Moores University

Dave Verberg


Business IP Centre at Liverpool Central Library

The Good Business Festival along with our partners will host a drop in business support clinic in the TGBF Hub everyday between 10am and 12pm.  Open to all TGBF Festival and Thursday 24th Day Pass holders.

Day 1 Clinic Schedule

  • University of Liverpool: Operations and supply chain management
Providing SME’s with insight into practical understanding of the factors that are necessary for effective operations and supply management in today’s global and highly competitive markets, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, it will be demonstrated how successful operations performance can shape and influence the sales and profit ambition of a business.
Case studies will be highlighted of strong research and cross sector collaboration on sustainable supply chains, corporate value and social value.


  • University of Liverpool: Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory (LCEI)
The Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory (LCEI) has launched a new £14 million initiative – the Eco-I North West programme – to support businesses in the North West develop low carbon innovation and skills, and to support ‘green’ economic growth.
The sessions will provide an opportunities to discuss driving carbon research throughout all sectors using the expertise and facilities available at the University of Liverpool.
The aim is to create an integrated innovation ecosystem drawing on skills from industry and academia toward local and regional low carbon growth ambitions.


  • Liverpool John Moores University: Leadership for Growth Consultancy
The project is aimed at employees from micro-enterprises (1-9 employees) and from small and medium enterprises. (10 – 249 employees and turnover less than £43 million) as well as those individuals that are currently excluded (e.g. carers) from realising their management and leadership potential in the workplace.
The aim is to upskill people currently fulfilling, or with the future potential to undertake higher level management and leadership roles to improve productivity and growth.  Under-represented groups are actively encouraged to participate.


  • Liverpool John Moores University: Business Consultancy Clinic
Providing a range of support options to SMEs, start-ups and not for profit organisations in the Liverpool city region.
If you are looking to expand, take your business in a new direction, or perhaps just need support with a skills gap, then this session is for you.
This year we understand how there will be a greater need for organisations to rethink their business operations and future planning. Now is the right moment to conduct the ‘what is’, ‘what if we?’, ‘how could we?’ and even ‘should we?’ types of studies and research – to help plan for new business opportunities.


  • Dave Verburg: “Good Business Festival Hands On Session”
Get your own answers to your current business challenges by your peers. People who have been there, faced the same challenges, and have come out the other side to tell the tale.
Dave Verburg will host ‘Mission Success’ sessions from 10am-12pm offering SME’s time to be listened to, be understood, be challenged, and become more able to move your business forward.
The session will consist of Dave Verburg and two or three of his clients who have been though the Action Learning process offering support to SME’s.


  • Luma Creations in partnership with the Business IP Centre at Liverpool Central Library.
A leading cultural organisation that have been delivering training and one-to-one support to businesses and self-employed in the creative industries since 2015 and has been commissioned by the Business IP Centre to deliver a Business Start-up and Professional Development programme for self-employed and micro-businesses in the Creative Industries.
As part of the programme Luma will be delivering a series of stand-alone specialist sessions to promote and support Self-Employed and micro/small businesses in the Creative Industries by doing an introductory session.


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