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

Starting a Business

Starting a Business

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Starting a Business

Have you ever considered starting a business? Our step-by-step guide should be all you need to turn your startup dream into reality

The Five Myths of Entrepreneurship

The Five Myths of Entrepreneurship

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The Five Myths of Entrepreneurship

There are a number of myths swirling around the startup space – and many entrepreneurs fall for them hook, line and sinker. We debunk five of the biggest

The Small Business Guide to Kickstarter

The Small Business Guide to Kickstarter

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The Small Business Guide to Kickstarter

Launching your next product on Kickstarter could be the best and worst thing you ever do. Here's our guide to navigating the crowdfunding minefield

How to Improve Your Productivity

How to Improve Your Productivity

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How to Improve Your Productivity

It seems we’ve hit an all-time low in productivity levels in the UK and, as a result, are more stressed. What’s holding us back and how do we escape it?

Moving Office Made Easy

Moving Office Made Easy

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Moving Office Made Easy

Moving to a new office is a sign of business growth, but it can also be a stressful experience. So how can you take the pain out of the moving process?

What is Equipment Leasing?

What is Equipment Leasing?

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What is Equipment Leasing?

Want to invest in new equipment for your small business without compromising cash flow? Equipment leasing could be the answer to your problems

‘Proptech’ Holds Key to Future of Buying and Selling Property

‘Proptech’ Holds Key to Future of Buying and Selling Property

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‘Proptech’ Holds Key to Future of Buying and Selling Property

Settled is a new 'proptech' firm on the block and it’s leasing the property revolution by placing the power in the hands of home buyers and sellers

Survival Rates of Businesses

Survival Rates of Businesses

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Survival Rates of Businesses

Fleximize's interactive visual debunks the myth that 80% of businesses fail in their first year. The picture is much more positive. Find out more now!

6 of the Best British Co-Working Spaces

6 of the Best British Co-Working Spaces

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6 of the Best British Co-Working Spaces

Want a co-working space with a difference? Check out some of the best – and coolest – co-working spaces for entrepreneurs from around Britain

The Fastest Unicorns in the World

The Fastest Unicorns in the World

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The Fastest Unicorns in the World

Today's billion-dollar companies: See who the world's fastest unicorns are, how quickly they got there, their industries and locations

Barriers That Stop Women Starting Up

Barriers That Stop Women Starting Up

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Barriers That Stop Women Starting Up

This International Women's Day, business woman and lawyer Annelie Carver shares how other female business owners can break down barriers to achieve success

The Changing Face of Trade Finance

The Changing Face of Trade Finance

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The Changing Face of Trade Finance

Trade finance expert looks at the rise of UK exporting, business funding and the future of trade finance

The Ventures of the PayPal Mafia

The Ventures of the PayPal Mafia

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The Ventures of the PayPal Mafia

The Ventures of the PayPal Mafia: Awesome interactive graphic that lifts the veil on the 'Dons' running Silicon Valley

eBay Loans and Advice for eBay Seller Success

eBay Loans and Advice for eBay Seller Success

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eBay Loans and Advice for eBay Seller Success

Article offering great advice for eBay Sellers who want to boost business – from applying for eBay loans to strategic timing of auctions

How Deborah Meaden Made Her Fortune

How Deborah Meaden Made Her Fortune

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How Deborah Meaden Made Her Fortune

The Dragons' Den businesswoman, Deborah Meaden, may be worth millions, but how did she achieve her high-flying status? Read her story here

Millionaires to Billionaires

Millionaires to Billionaires

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Millionaires to Billionaires

Millionaires to Billionaires: See how long it took 21 of the richest entrepreneurs to build their fortunes and who went from $1m to $1bn the fastest

AirPnP – The Airbnb For Toilets

AirPnP – The Airbnb For Toilets

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AirPnP – The Airbnb For Toilets

AirPnP is the Airbnb for people renting our their bathrooms, and is one of the newest additions to the sharing economy

10 Business Blogs to Follow in 2016

10 Business Blogs to Follow in 2016

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10 Business Blogs to Follow in 2016

Business blogs are becoming more mainstream, so we've hand-picked 10 of our favourites to give your bookmarks folder a spring clean

ESIF: How Can Your Business Benefit?

ESIF: How Can Your Business Benefit?

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ESIF: How Can Your Business Benefit?

New ESIF schemes are rolling out in 2016 and beyond. Our expert, Richard Harrison, explains how your business can benefit

Five Free Business Events to Visit in 2016

Five Free Business Events to Visit in 2016

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Five Free Business Events to Visit in 2016

Business Events can be a great resource, even for the most cash strapped Entrepreneur. Here are our top picks of free events to attend in 2016