As all of you might know by now, Vertech Group is an SME based in Nice, France. Since our foundation as an engineering company, we have faced a series of challenges, challenges that we had to overcome and from which we have learned. Our scope is linked to environmental strategies and to promote sustainability within private companies but we work as well with public administrations. It certainly takes years to get experience and credibility so, for those who are currently our partners and clients, finally get to trust in our work. Keeping this in mind, after all those hard years, what do we believe are the main challenges of an SME to transcend and achieve the expected goals?
Leadership: No academic study teaches how to be a leader, and this is certainly a huge challenge. Leadership is not something you can learn, but, in fact, these abilities are instead acquired throughout the experience. Several aspects that should be taken into account are both trying to develop our soft skills and guarantee that we are surrounded by the right people at the right time. That would definitively will make it easier to achieve our objectives.
Strategy: When you start to delimit your business needs and goals for your SME, you may have difficulties to devise the perfect planning to meet each one of them with the available resources. Here, a must should be to balance team, strategy and objectives and make sure they go hand in hand.
Culture: Now more than ever, establishing the right culture for a SME is a priority, since it should contemplate values, and mission as a company. A good internal communication should also be taken into consideration, as well as the reinforcement of its human resources, the people at the company, as they will certainly be the ones carrying out the business strategy and who will support the established business strategy.
Although an SME is facing daily challenges and those are in continuous evolution as well, is important to start with these three to establish a good basis for what’s to come. As we mentioned before, managing an SME is not an easy path, but it is not impossible either, it requires to be constant and dedicated. In conclusion, we are always learning from experience and we will always push to achieve our objectives inside and outside the company to guarantee we honour the origins of Vertech Group and its mission.