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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

Brexit: An SME's Checklist for Trading with the EU

Brexit: An SME's Checklist for Trading with the EU

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Brexit: An SME's Checklist for Trading with the EU

To help small businesses feeling uncertain about trading with the EU after Brexit, Carla Caroli from Lawbite shares a step-by-step guide to the cross-border movement of goods

How to Find the Right Packaging Design Partner

How to Find the Right Packaging Design Partner

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How to Find the Right Packaging Design Partner

Packaging can greatly impact your supply chain efficiency, so how can you improve your design? Rich Quelch of DiD talks us through hiring the right packaging partner

10 Restaurant Sales Techniques to Boost Profits

10 Restaurant Sales Techniques to Boost Profits

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10 Restaurant Sales Techniques to Boost Profits

Encouraging your staff to upsell to customers can play a big role in boosting your restaurant profits. Here are 10 upselling techniques proven to work.

8 Steps to Starting a Wholesale Business

8 Steps to Starting a Wholesale Business

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8 Steps to Starting a Wholesale Business

Despite recent upheaval in the wholesale industry, there is a window of opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to launch a business post-lockdown. Here's a quick guide to get started

How Manufacturers can Leverage AI

How Manufacturers can Leverage AI

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How Manufacturers can Leverage AI

The emergence of artificial intelligence and augmented reality gives manufacturers a great opportunity to streamline processes and grow efficiently.

How to Choose an Inventory Management System

How to Choose an Inventory Management System

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How to Choose an Inventory Management System

With recent disruption to supply chains, we discuss how retailers and wholesalers can maximize their efficiency and protect brand reputation with an inventory management system

A Small Retailer's Guide to Ecommerce Platforms

A Small Retailer's Guide to Ecommerce Platforms

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A Small Retailer's Guide to Ecommerce Platforms

As online sales continue to rise in the UK, you may need to migrate to a new ecommerce platform to manage your growing orders. Discover the best 5 solutions for small retailers

A Guide to the New EU VAT E-Commerce Rules

A Guide to the New EU VAT E-Commerce Rules

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A Guide to the New EU VAT E-Commerce Rules

​From the 1st of July, the new EU VAT e-commerce rules will introduce significant changes for UK businesses selling to EU consumers. Here's everything you need to know

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

To mark this month’s London Fashion Week, we've highlighted five exciting UK startups making a name for themselves in the British fashion industry

5 Tips for Starting a Hospitality Business in 2021

5 Tips for Starting a Hospitality Business in 2021

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5 Tips for Starting a Hospitality Business in 2021

Here's everything you need to know about starting a hospitality business in 2021, from writing a post-lockdown business plan to embracing technology

The Rise of the Tech Startup

The Rise of the Tech Startup

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The Rise of the Tech Startup

We take a look at how UK tech startups are managing to thrive despite the Covid-19 pandemic

4 Omnichannel Marketing Strategies for SMEs

4 Omnichannel Marketing Strategies for SMEs

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4 Omnichannel Marketing Strategies for SMEs

From creating buyer personas to implementing A/B testing, we explore four of the most effective ways to integrate omnichannel marketing strategies into your next campaign

Growing Your Family-Run Construction Business

Growing Your Family-Run Construction Business

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Growing Your Family-Run Construction Business

Katy Carter of B&A Group explores six strategies to successfully grow your family-run construction business, including a focus on team development and establishing a strong brand image

Costs Associated With Hiring Your First Employee

Costs Associated With Hiring Your First Employee

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Costs Associated With Hiring Your First Employee

Simon Thomas, Founder and Managing Director of Ridgefield Consulting, talks us through the unexpected costs associated with hiring your first employee as a small business owner

How Bespoke Software as a Service Benefits SMEs

How Bespoke Software as a Service Benefits SMEs

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How Bespoke Software as a Service Benefits SMEs

James Ansell, Founder and Director of Code23, highlights why bespoke software as a service is a better choice for small businesses than off-the-shelf software

A Guide to Data Driven Business Development

A Guide to Data Driven Business Development

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A Guide to Data Driven Business Development

A data driven approach to business development can be highly successful for professional services firms that may have previously relied on face-to-face interactions. Here's how

Top 10 YouTube Channels for Businesses in 2020

Top 10 YouTube Channels for Businesses in 2020

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Top 10 YouTube Channels for Businesses in 2020

YouTube is a great way to learn something new, get inspired, or find the answer to a question you’ve been stewing over. Here are 10 business YouTube channels to subscribe to in 2020

The Benefits of Shared Workspaces for SMEs

The Benefits of Shared Workspaces for SMEs

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The Benefits of Shared Workspaces for SMEs

The shared workplace market has grown significantly in the last ten years. Harry Arnold of Free Office Finder explores why co-working spaces are such a popular option amongst UK SMEs

Supporting Female-Led Startups with Investment

Supporting Female-Led Startups with Investment

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Supporting Female-Led Startups with Investment

We delve into how male startup owners in the UK receive a disproportionate amount of investment compared to females, and how this can be changed

Top 10 Podcasts for Business Owners in 2020

Top 10 Podcasts for Business Owners in 2020

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Top 10 Podcasts for Business Owners in 2020

We've put together a list of the top podcasts for entrepreneurs and small business owners to listen to in 2020, including the likes of Masters of Scale, The Side Hustle and Creative Rebels