Business Growth

Advice, ideas and inspiration on how to grow your business

There are many ways to grow a business and in this section we look at key strategies, and how you can grow your venture on a tight budget. We also look at how to plan your expansion and decide what areas to focus on, as well as events and shows with great networking opportunities, and software or systems that can support business growth

How to Merge Cultures Following an Acquisition

How to Merge Cultures Following an Acquisition

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How to Merge Cultures Following an Acquisition

Mark Tighe, Founder and Managing Director at specialist tax consultancy Catax, delves into how to successfully merge two business cultures following a business acquisition

The UK Startups Disrupting the Fashion Industry

The UK Startups Disrupting the Fashion Industry

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The UK Startups Disrupting the Fashion Industry

In the wake of London Fashion Week, we've put together an article highlighting the UK's small businesses that are making a name for themselves within the fashion industry

Avoiding Burnout as a Small Business Owner

Avoiding Burnout as a Small Business Owner

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Avoiding Burnout as a Small Business Owner

Donna Torres of Xero highlights the importance of being able to 'switch off' from work as a small business owner, along with six ways to help you avoid burn out

Adapting Your Product to Reach New Customers

Adapting Your Product to Reach New Customers

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Adapting Your Product to Reach New Customers

Matt Deighton, Managing Director of quality British furniture manufacturer Sofas By Saxon, shares his tips for tapping into a new market by adapting your product or service

How to Prioritize Investment Within Your Company

How to Prioritize Investment Within Your Company

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How to Prioritize Investment Within Your Company

It can be difficult to know which parts of your SME to invest in when looking into business growth. Lewis Miller of Nelson Frank shares his expertise on how to prioritize company investments

Creating a Pitch Deck To Secure Investor Funding

Creating a Pitch Deck To Secure Investor Funding

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Creating a Pitch Deck To Secure Investor Funding

Creating your first pitch deck can seem like a daunting task. To help you get started, Mike Sims of ThinkLions shares three ways to leverage your pitch deck to win over investors

How to Choose a Phone System for Your SME

How to Choose a Phone System for Your SME

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How to Choose a Phone System for Your SME

Here's a quick guide to the pros and cons of cloud-based and on-premises telephone systems to help you decide which system best suits your business needs

How to Transition to Remote Working

How to Transition to Remote Working

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How to Transition to Remote Working

Remote working is becoming increasingly popular among UK SMEs. Here are 10 considerations to ensure your staff remain happy and productive when working remotely

The Benefits of Incorporating Your Business

The Benefits of Incorporating Your Business

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The Benefits of Incorporating Your Business

Incorporating your business can offer many important legal and tax advantages. Here's a quick look at whether incorporation is right for your small business

A Guide to International Franchising

A Guide to International Franchising

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A Guide to International Franchising

Mike Ryan, CEO of PACK & SEND​, explains how UK businesses thinking of going international with their brand can seize the opportunities on offer

Tips on Expanding to a Second Location

Tips on Expanding to a Second Location

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Tips on Expanding to a Second Location

Branching out to a second location can seem like a daunting feat. Zoe Morris, President of Frank Recruitment Group, shares her tips on how to approach expansion as a UK SME

Tips for Producing Your First Explainer Video

Tips for Producing Your First Explainer Video

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Tips for Producing Your First Explainer Video

Explainer videos provide a fantastic way to engage with customers and boost brand awareness. Here are some tips on how to go about producing your first one

Balancing Digital Transformation with Privacy

Balancing Digital Transformation with Privacy

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Balancing Digital Transformation with Privacy

Sophie Chase-Borthwick, Director of Data Ethics & Privacy at Calligo, explains how to incorporate data privacy into digital transformation projects

Creating a Productive Office Environment

Creating a Productive Office Environment

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Creating a Productive Office Environment

If you're looking for ways to give your workspace a boost, here's a quick look at six simple changes you can make to encourage productivity and keep staff motivated

The Best YouTube Business Channels of 2019

The Best YouTube Business Channels of 2019

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The Best YouTube Business Channels of 2019

From thought leadership videos to advice from HMRC, here's our shortlist of the top YouTube channels for UK business owners to subscribe to in 2019

Which European Cities Are UK SMEs Relocating To?

Which European Cities Are UK SMEs Relocating To?

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Which European Cities Are UK SMEs Relocating To?

Matthew Pitt of Wilbury Stratton shares his knowledge on why a record number of UK businesses are relocating to Europe in the lead up to Brexit

Renting Versus Purchasing a Commercial Property

Renting Versus Purchasing a Commercial Property

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Renting Versus Purchasing a Commercial Property

If you're undecided about your next office space, here's a quick look at the pros and cons of renting versus purchasing a commercial property

Streamlining Financial Processes for Growth

Streamlining Financial Processes for Growth

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Streamlining Financial Processes for Growth

Neil Robertson of Compleat Software shares his thoughts on how streamlining financial processes can facilitate sustainable business growth

Business Reinvention Through Relocation

Business Reinvention Through Relocation

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Business Reinvention Through Relocation

Andrew Mawson of Advanced Workplace Associates shares his thoughts on how business relocation can be the perfect opportunity for reinvention and a shift towards Agile working

The Startup Guide to Business Funding

The Startup Guide to Business Funding

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The Startup Guide to Business Funding

Here’s a quick look at the main funding options available to budding startup founders across the UK, including bank funding, angel investment and government grants