The Institute for Independent Business
Alan Gill has been accredited by the Institute for Independent
Business (IIB) The IIB is a non profit-making, professional training
and accreditation organisation, established to develop and maintain
standards of business consultancy acceptable to independent business
owners. The IIB has been established since 1984 and to date,
over 5,000 professionals in 24 countries have been accredited
by the Institute.
For further information go to www.iib.org.ws
To achieve IIB accreditation, consultants have to be suitably
qualified and experienced, with a track record of success in
their field of specialisation, but have also had additional training
to apply the more general analytical approach required to provide
local consultancy services to the independent business sector.
From research into the needs of the independent business
sector carried out by the Institute, as well as by several academic
institutions during the 1980's it became clear that small to
medium sized businesses required not just information and articles,
but also practical assistance in the form of hands-on help.
Practical support for SMEs
Unlike large organisations and corporations, many SMEs generally
lack the resources to build a management team of professionals
experienced across a range of business critical disciplines.
In fact, the burden of maintaining and growing a successful independent
business is generally limited to a very small number of owner
directors / partners.
The Institute has provided the growing base of accredited
Executive Associates and independent business owners with access
to a wealth of information normally beyond their reach including
publications like Independent Business Today. This brings
the independent business owner not only current topical information
but also jargon-free academic research, information on new business
techniques, and practical articles on training and personal development.
Find out more about how the IIB network can help your business
The Business Support Programme
Business Support - Typical needs &