Centre SME Governance

Entrepreneurship and good governance: a strong combination for a sustainable future

The Centre for SME Governance creates awareness about good governance as a strong incentive for sustainable growth and entrepreneurship in Belgian SMEs. This centre guides SMEs in their governance journey, taking the specific challenges in each phase of growth into account. After all, good governance is crucial for every company, including your company. We believe that every SME is unique. Therefore, GUBERNA wants to support entrepreneurs by carrying out pragmatic, flexible and efficient governance policy that is geared to specific needs of the company and their governance challenges. 

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With the SME Centre, GUBERNA aims to optimize the structure and functioning of the board of diretors. A strong board, board of directors or advisory board, is reflected in a strong company. GUBERNA also strives to strengthen the good governance building blocks in SMEs with a specific focus on sustainable value creation: 

  • Professional and objective decision-making 

  • Transparency 

  • Definition and delegation of powers 

  • Checks & balances 

Being a knowledge institute, we achieve the objectives listed above by completing in-depth research about the different aspects of good governance in SMEs. We then convert the governance subjects and challenges that emerge from our research into pragmatic advise, practical tools and inspiring events and education programmes. These interventions are strongly supported by our partners and their know-how. “Content inspires network, network inspires content.” Good governance is not a one-way street. 

What we offer you

With the SME membership we want to create a governance network: a trusted environment where we not only give advice but where we encourage the exchange of experience among peers. Designing good governance practices is no easy task but requires a process of trial and error. Luckily, we can reduce the risks by providing the right support. 

Here you can take a look at what we offer SMEs to support their governance journey: 

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