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

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

Starting a Side Business

Starting a Side Business

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Starting a Side Business

It’s become the latest career trend – more people are launching their own side business. It sounds exciting, but is it the right career move for you?

The Fleximize Mission

The Fleximize Mission

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The Fleximize Mission

The Fleximize Mission is award-winning interactive content for entrepreneurs – the fun, animated games will help you unleash the potential of your business

The Career of Steve Jobs

The Career of Steve Jobs

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The Career of Steve Jobs

The story of Apple founder Steve Jobs' career and his mission to revolutionize how we use consumer electronics – from the Apple 1 computer to the iPhone 5

Morning Rituals of Highly Successful People

Morning Rituals of Highly Successful People

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Morning Rituals of Highly Successful People

Is your morning ritual setting you up for success? Find out how some of the most successful people structure mornings to get the best start to the day

5 New Year's Resolutions for the Digital Entrepreneur

5 New Year's Resolutions for the Digital Entrepreneur

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5 New Year's Resolutions for the Digital Entrepreneur

New Year's resolutions for digital entrepreneurs: some awesome resolution ideas for 2016. We've given resolutions a digital spin

Fleximize's Year 2015

Fleximize's Year 2015

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Fleximize's Year 2015

Star Wars, royal nippers, and a sexy new Fleximize — 2015 has been a year to remember. We round up the highlights of a busy year in fintech.

Will NLW Make Employees the Victims?

Will NLW Make Employees the Victims?

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Will NLW Make Employees the Victims?

Phil Foster discusses how the new National Living Wage could cause SMEs to make low-skilled staff unemployed to save on costs.

The Story of Colonel Sanders, KFC Founder

The Story of Colonel Sanders, KFC Founder

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The Story of Colonel Sanders, KFC Founder

KFC founder, Colonel Sanders, fought hard for success – he triumphed after a lifetime of drama and bad luck. Read about his roller coaster of a career here.

Top 5 Board Games For Entrepreneurs

Top 5 Board Games For Entrepreneurs

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Top 5 Board Games For Entrepreneurs

Our round up of the best board games for all entrepreneurs - from the cutthroat strategy of Monopoly to a game that requires total collaboration to succeed.

The Expert's View: Closure of Business Growth Service

The Expert's View: Closure of Business Growth Service

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The Expert's View: Closure of Business Growth Service

Richard Harrison offers a candid view of the implications for providers and SMEs of the Business Growth Service closure, including GrowthAccelerator and MAS

Small Business Advice From Small Business Owners

Small Business Advice From Small Business Owners

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Small Business Advice From Small Business Owners

Get some small business advice – short audio interviews and advice from British micro-enterprise owners in the arts, tech and retail.

The Entrepreneur's Holiday Gift Guide

The Entrepreneur's Holiday Gift Guide

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The Entrepreneur's Holiday Gift Guide

With Black Friday approaching, Christmas gift buying can be a challenge, especially for busy people. So we've trawled the web for you. Here's our top picks.

Digital Nomad Makes the Impossible, Possible

Digital Nomad Makes the Impossible, Possible

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Digital Nomad Makes the Impossible, Possible

Know a friend who's impossible to buy for? This nomadic entrepreneur's got it in the bag. Find out about how she set up and runs her store from Thailand.