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Growing Your Business

Growing Your Business

The business world never stays still so it is important that, no matter what your ambitions are, you have both a plan and the procedures in place to grow your business at every stage of your firm’s lifecycle.
Here we have selected a number of core business advice articles to help you achieve this aim, covering every aspect of growing your business from the planning stage, through finding finance to looking after your team and ecploring new markets abroad…

Strategy & Planning
In order to grow in a consistent and sustainable manner you will need to plan your growth strategy. We present a list of business advice articles to help you achieve this…

Finance
After you have looked at your plans and growth strategy you will probably want to organise finance to help your business grow. Our list of finance articles can help you get finance, whether you are just starting up or looking to boost your current business…

 

Increasing Turnover
There are a number of things that you can do to increase the turnover of your business on order to make it grow. Our aarticles cover everything from tips to increase turnover, through developing your market strategy to bidding on public sector contracts…

Staff
Your employees are an incredibly important asset to your business and looking after them will boost your business.
Listed here are a number of business advice articles covering the topics of managing change to motivating your staff and even teambuilding…

 

Exporting
Have you considered selling your products and services abroad? If not then you might want to consider expanding your market and the possibilities of netting a wider audience. It’s not as difficult as you might think and our export advice articles explain where to start and who you can go to for help…

Strategy & Planning

When growing your business, the best place to start is by considering your business strategy and planning in advance. Here we present a series of business advice articles specifically written to help you plan and execute your commercial growth strategy… Writing a Business Plan Find out how to write a business plan, the key document in outlining your growth strategy and commercial actions… Business Planning is Key to Growth If you are intending to grow your venture then business planning is absolutely key to growth… How to Grow Your Business So, how do you actually go about growing your business? Find out in our business advice article… How to Turnaround a Failing Business If you already run a firm but are having problems, then you might want to consider our article ... »

Staff

The business owner who manages their staff well will not only get the best out of their employees but can also reap the rewards of a happy, motivated and productive workforce. Great management and an excellent team can help your business grow, so here we have collected a selection of business advice articles to help SMEs get the most out of their staff. Covering every aspect from developing a culture of continuous improvement to teambuilding… Are You a Good Boss? 11 Tips for Successful Management Chris Barling, CEO and founder of ecommerce software and EPoS specialist SellerDeck, looks at some elements that differentiate the good boss from the bad… Managing Change How to identify key areas, preparing for, implementing and creating a culture of change amngst the staff in your wo... »

Increasing Turnover

If you’ve already looked at your strategy & planning and have sound financial plans in place, then you’ll want to look at the practical aspect of increasing your business turnover as a driver of business growth. But how exactly do you go about increasing turnover? Our selection of business advice articles look at some simple tips that you could execute straight away to some longer term strategies that you can introduce… 8 Tips to Increase Turnover Here are eight useful tips that could help your business increase its turnover – there’s bound to be one that you could implement today… 6 Key Ways to Kick-start your Growth Marketing Strategy… This series of articles will explore six key business development strategies you must employ today, to ensure you ... »

Finance

After you’ve looked at the strategy and planning areas of your business, you will need to consider at the financial options available to you to grow your business. Here we present a list of business advice articles that will help you find the finance you need to grow your business, from the important notion of what investors will be looking for in your venture to tips on credit management and budgeting. Increasing Profitability Discover the best opportunities to increase your profitability directly and learn how to create a framework for increasing profit… How to Raise £50k Raising finance in today’s economy can be a daunting challenge but that doesn’t stop the need for funding in order to start and run a business – Imagine what £50k could do to yo... »

Exporting (Growing Your Business)

Exporting is4profit have a wealth of business advice articles on how to leverage exporting to help you grow your business. If you are considering taking the plunge in the world of exporting then we look at the benefits of exporting and why you should export. The Business Benefits of Trading Internationally Have you ever thought about doing business in overseas markets? If not, or you thought it too difficult, then you might want to think again… Why Should I Export? A list of all the reasons why your business should take the export plunge… Ten Key Steps Essential steps every business needs to take to ensure successful exporting… 10 Reasons Why UK Businesses Should Export From new sources of revenue to spreading risk, these are the benefits to your business of exportingR... »

What Are Grants?

Grants are a great resource for start-up and growing businesses because they provide money that usually does not need to be paid back. Each year, hundreds of millions of pounds in grants, as well as finance such as loans and equity investment are on offer to help small businesses employ and train staff, buy equipment and boost productivity. There is also money available to help SMEs enter new markets, carry out R&D and many other activities. If you are starting out or seeking to develop your business, getting financial support is likely to be your number one objective. Business funding comes from a wide variety of sources, including regional programmes provided by the European Commission and public sector funding streamed through organisations such as Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP... »