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

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

Is a Flat Structure Right for Your SME?

Is a Flat Structure Right for Your SME?

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Is a Flat Structure Right for Your SME?

We explore the pros and cons of flat-structured organisations, along with outlining how to implement a flat structure in your small business

How Virtual Offices Can Benefit SMEs

How Virtual Offices Can Benefit SMEs

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How Virtual Offices Can Benefit SMEs

Many business owners may consider renting out a virtual office in the early stages of growth. Christina Attrah of Virtual HQ explores the benefits of virtual offices to SMEs

Why More Entrepreneurs Should Become Mentors

Why More Entrepreneurs Should Become Mentors

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Why More Entrepreneurs Should Become Mentors

Ed Johnson, CEO & Co-Founder of PushFar, shares five reasons why every entrepreneur should consider becoming a mentor

Selling an Online Business

Selling an Online Business

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Selling an Online Business

Here's Bizdaq CEO Sean Mallon's guide to selling an online business, covering topics such as valuation, maintaining confidentiality and the importance of a transition period

20 Business Blogs to Follow in 2019

20 Business Blogs to Follow in 2019

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20 Business Blogs to Follow in 2019

If you're looking for some inspiration in 2019, we've curated a list of the best 20 blogs, magazines and websites that every business owner should bookmark. Here's the cream of the crop

How Business Processes Impact Growth

How Business Processes Impact Growth

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How Business Processes Impact Growth

Many SMEs reach a state where growth plateaus while competition increases. But how can keeping on top of processes give your business the kick-start it needs?

An SME's Guide to Business Award Applications

An SME's Guide to Business Award Applications

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An SME's Guide to Business Award Applications

Once your business has been running for a few years it's good practice to consider applying for small business awards. Here's how to go about it

Protecting Your Brand's Intellectual Property

Protecting Your Brand's Intellectual Property

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Protecting Your Brand's Intellectual Property

Intellectual property and brand image are an SME's most valuable assets. But how do you go about protecting your brand and enforcing your rights to preserve and grow it?

Can Startups Really Benefit From Having a Mentor?

Can Startups Really Benefit From Having a Mentor?

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Can Startups Really Benefit From Having a Mentor?

New Covent Garden Soup's John Stapleton shares his thoughts on the value a mentor can add to a startup and explores how to choose the right mentor for your business

The Construction SME's Guide to Securing Tools

The Construction SME's Guide to Securing Tools

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The Construction SME's Guide to Securing Tools

Tool theft can be a huge strain on any construction company, and can even put some out of business. Storage Giant's Simon Williams explores the best ways to secure your tools