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

Death Isn't the End for These Startups

Death Isn't the End for These Startups

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Death Isn't the End for These Startups

The only certain things in life: death and taxes. But when it comes to death, the funeral industry is over-charging and under-serving. Two startups explain how they're challenging the status quo.

A Right Royal Wedding Boost for SMEs

A Right Royal Wedding Boost for SMEs

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A Right Royal Wedding Boost for SMEs

Find out the SMEs that have a Royal Warrant granted by the Queen, the micro-businesses cashing in on royal wedding fever and our top tips to bag a Royal Warrant for your own SME

The Revolutionary Subscription Startups

The Revolutionary Subscription Startups

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The Revolutionary Subscription Startups

Vinyl Me, Please and uOpen explain how subscription box services are challenging the status quo in e-commerce with personalised and delivered treats

Buying a UK Franchise: 6 Things You Need to Know

Buying a UK Franchise: 6 Things You Need to Know

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Buying a UK Franchise: 6 Things You Need to Know

Franchising is a great alternative to a brand new business concept offering stability, fixed startup costs and an established business plan

How Cloud Technology can Help Your HR Process

How Cloud Technology can Help Your HR Process

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How Cloud Technology can Help Your HR Process

In a world with rapidly-advancing technology and an ever-changing business environment, could cloud technology be the answer to HR woes?

10 Business Blogs to Follow in 2018

10 Business Blogs to Follow in 2018

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10 Business Blogs to Follow in 2018

The internet is brimming with brilliant business blogs, but which ones are worthiest of your reading time? Here are the best blogs to follow in 2018

Choosing the Right Accountant for Your SME

Choosing the Right Accountant for Your SME

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Choosing the Right Accountant for Your SME

With budgets tight, many entrepreneurs choose to handle their accounts on their own. However, the benefits of an accountant can far outweigh the cost.

FedEx’s HR Approach: What Can Businesses Learn?

FedEx’s HR Approach: What Can Businesses Learn?

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FedEx’s HR Approach: What Can Businesses Learn?

With many business owners placing more importance on business development and customer satisfaction, just how important is HR? FedEx's HR strategy is a good place to start

The Biggest Cyber Threats Facing SMEs in 2018

The Biggest Cyber Threats Facing SMEs in 2018

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The Biggest Cyber Threats Facing SMEs in 2018

With massive cyber-attacks increasing in regularity, what are the main cyber threats that businesses should be aware of? And how can they tackle them?

Five Essential Steps to Exporting Success

Five Essential Steps to Exporting Success

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Five Essential Steps to Exporting Success

Exporting is an exciting prospect for any business, but it’s not without its challenges. Learn how to conquer overseas markets with this simple guide

How to Increase Profit With New Revenue Streams

How to Increase Profit With New Revenue Streams

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How to Increase Profit With New Revenue Streams

Introducing new revenue streams is a great way to reduce risk and boost profit. But how can a business find the best opportunities for additional income?

Carillion Collapse: What Can Businesses Learn?

Carillion Collapse: What Can Businesses Learn?

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Carillion Collapse: What Can Businesses Learn?

The insolvency of Carillion will have far-reaching implications for its employees and contractors. But what lessons has it taught other businesses?

Business Structures: a Simple Guide for Startups

Business Structures: a Simple Guide for Startups

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Business Structures: a Simple Guide for Startups

Choosing the wrong business structure can cause serious problems for a startup. Avoid making the same mistake with this short guide to business structures

Why Business Owners Should Learn to Love Failure

Why Business Owners Should Learn to Love Failure

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Why Business Owners Should Learn to Love Failure

Building a successful business depends on embracing failure from the start, not fearing it. Here's how to create a fail-friendly culture in your company

What Is a Sole Trader?

What Is a Sole Trader?

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What Is a Sole Trader?

Thinking of setting up as a sole trader? Find out what it means, how to register, and the advantages and disadvantages of this type of business structure

How to Find and Maintain Work-Life Balance

How to Find and Maintain Work-Life Balance

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How to Find and Maintain Work-Life Balance

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is notoriously difficult for entrepreneurs. But it's not impossible. Here's how you can find your perfect balance

The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

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The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

Hiring a virtual assistant can deliver numerous benefits to a business, but there are a few things to consider before bringing a virtual PA on board

How to Network Effectively

How to Network Effectively

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How to Network Effectively

Networking events remain an important part of the modern business landscape. Learn how to network effectively with these top networking tips

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Being an Entrepreneur

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Being an Entrepreneur

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An Entrepreneur's Guide to Being an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is often depicted as a life of luxury, but making a success of it takes blood, sweat and tears. Here's how to be a successful entrepreneur

Setting Up an Energy Contract for Your Business

Setting Up an Energy Contract for Your Business

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Setting Up an Energy Contract for Your Business

Finding the right energy supplier can be a headache for small business owners. Here's a simple guide to getting your business utilities up and running

 

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