SME Advisers Look In The Mirror

The fall Conference 2012 of the SME Advisory Association is under the theme of “SME advisers as an entrepreneur”. Exciting discussions and much experience exchange – useful for consultants and their clients. Consultants help companies, but also even entrepreneurs. The Association’s members deal with this role and the question of how they can better meet her, is “the SME advisers Association free consultant e.V.” at their autumn Conference on 16 and 17 November in Frankfurt. The operational management of a consultancy is at the heart of our experience”, explains Thomas Thier, the Chairman of the nationwide Association of 150 business consultants specialising in the support of small and medium-sized enterprises. Thier continue: “the vernacular says we know:, Shoemaker wears the worst shoes.'” Not only our clients should be but business on quality and threesome sole. Also for our consulting firm itself, we must again this claim redeem. Therefore we have put our Conference under the motto ‘SME consultant/inside as entrepreneurs’.” In particular in workshops the Association members and their guests addressed the look in the mirror”.

It involves a more effective use of current information technology consulting, as well as the telephone and the Web sites as tools for addressing customers. Grants programs of the Federal and State Governments encourage the use of expertise of the SME consultant/inside businesses. Some lesser-known programmes are also on the agenda. Three guests enrich the program of the autumn meeting on the main: Theo Macke, Member of the Board of DZ Bank AG, talks about ensuring a sustainable supply of credit by management in times of Basel III by the cooperative banks. Klaus-Peter Schoppner, Managing Director of the market research company TNS-emnid, setting out the fundamental change in the attitudes of the population facing companies and want a mission statement for a better cooperation between Citizens and economic develop. The Managing Director of RKW Hessen, Sascha Gutzeit, contributes impulses for advising and encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises from his point of view. The reports of the expert groups of the SME consultants Association focuses on are on the second day. The specialist groups are an important backbone of the Association’s work.

You, the members work such as in the subject areas of business financing rating, controlling, personnel management, marketing and sales, business succession and rehabilitation, and Billings for the area of hotel industry and gastronomy. The exchange of experience among the members is lived in the subject groups and consulting concepts and tools are being developed. In the framework of the Symposium, all members receive an overview of the current issues in the different expert groups of the SME consultants Association. More information: freelance consultant Association e. V. Carl-Dietrich Sander the SME consultant – Board Member – Managing Director Tel: 02131-660413 mail: