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Contemporary Training Initiatives In Britain: A Small Business Perspective

Harry Matlay
Published 2004 · Economics

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This article focuses upon six recent training initiatives in Britain, all of which included a small business training remit. It evaluates the training impact of these initiatives on a sample of 6,000 small businesses and measures their effectiveness in terms of awareness, understanding, interest and actual implementation rates. The research highlights a number of common trends pertinent to the training initiatives reviewed in this study, suggesting that there may be a considerable mismatch between specific small business training needs and the services on offer.
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