Owner Management Development Programme builds skills for challenging times

Owning and managing a small business can be a lonely job. In the course of any one day, you may have to act as an accountant; a marketing person, a sales person, a HR manager, a buyer and many more tasks. None of us inherited the full range of these management skills, therefore we must acquire a working knowledge of them if we are to be commercially successful going forward.

Owning and managing a small business can be a lonely job. In the course of any one day, you may have to act as an accountant; a marketing person, a sales person, a HR manager, a buyer and many more tasks. None of us inherited the full range of these management skills, therefore we must acquire a working knowledge of them if we are to be commercially successful going forward.

The “poor management” profile indicates the range of weaknesses, which are contributing to either businesses under performing or eventually going in to liquidation.

The important skills required by tomorrow’s manager include strategic thinking; financial management; understanding the role of IT; responding to and managing change; orientation towards customer care; verbal communication; risk assessment in decision-making; listening skills; people management and stress management.

The Owner Management Development Programme, which will be held at the Clonmel Park Hotel next Wednesday, 14th September addresses these and other issues, in a very practical way. The programme involves a series of comprehensive workshops, as well as one-to-one individual mentoring. The cost of the programme is €250 per company.

For further information call Ita Horan on 052-6129466 or e-mail ita.horan@southtippcoco.ie