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

Setting Up or Altering a UK Partnership Business

Setting Up or Altering a UK Partnership Business

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Setting Up or Altering a UK Partnership Business

Setting up or altering a UK partnership business requires some practical and legal knowledge; these FAQs should help you get your company up and running.

3 Steps to Revolutionizing Your Product Cycle

3 Steps to Revolutionizing Your Product Cycle

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3 Steps to Revolutionizing Your Product Cycle

How to work out what your customers actually want, how to deliver it (metaphorically and literally) and the effect it could have on your business

Freelancing vs Full-Time Employment

Freelancing vs Full-Time Employment

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Freelancing vs Full-Time Employment

What would work best for you? The freedom of freelancing or the stability of employment work. Check out this article about the pros and cons of each.

Market Your Niche Product: The Hacker's Way

Market Your Niche Product: The Hacker's Way

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Market Your Niche Product: The Hacker's Way

Marketing a niche product can be difficult. Here's a super-quick and low-cost way of getting your niche product in front of the right crowd, however small.

So You Think You Can Entrepreneur...

So You Think You Can Entrepreneur...

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So You Think You Can Entrepreneur...

What is entrepreneurship really about? And do you have the true spirit of innovation?

How to Find Your Perfect Marketing Agency

How to Find Your Perfect Marketing Agency

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How to Find Your Perfect Marketing Agency

Taking on a marketing agency can be a daunting prospect for any small business, so here's what you should expect and how to find the one most suited to you.

How to Drive Sales For Your New Product

How to Drive Sales For Your New Product

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How to Drive Sales For Your New Product

When launching a new product there are two things you should consider before starting your marketing campaign; content & delivery. Here's why.

Launching Your Own Personal Training Business

Launching Your Own Personal Training Business

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Launching Your Own Personal Training Business

​To launch your own personal training business you will need to make sure you can deliver a quality service yourself, or hire a partner. Here's how.

Is Your Business Ready to Go Global?

Is Your Business Ready to Go Global?

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Is Your Business Ready to Go Global?

It can be one of the most difficult decisions an entrepreneur will ever make - Can your business stand the test of time in a different country?

A Licence to Kill

A Licence to Kill

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A Licence to Kill

If you’re operating solely within the UK, there's often no need to obtain a business licence. However, specific licences may be required in your sector.

Dealing With Sub-Contractors

Dealing With Sub-Contractors

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Dealing With Sub-Contractors

It's important to remember that a sub-contractor isn’t an employee, so you can’t treat them as one. So how do you deal with them when it all goes sour?

Can You Actually Save Money on Business Tax?

Can You Actually Save Money on Business Tax?

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Can You Actually Save Money on Business Tax?

Tax in the UK is decided by the type of goods or services you’re providing, not the type of company that runs it, so can you use this to your advantage?

How You Can Learn to be Creative

How You Can Learn to be Creative

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How You Can Learn to be Creative

You can’t teach someone to come up with great ideas, but creativity is something that can be nurtured and developed with the right kind of attitude.

How to Use Content to Drive Sales

How to Use Content to Drive Sales

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How to Use Content to Drive Sales

These days the line between marketing and sales is particularly thin. In this article we look how content can be used to build trust and drive acquisition

6 Zero-Cost Ways to Win Business From Your Competition

6 Zero-Cost Ways to Win Business From Your Competition

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6 Zero-Cost Ways to Win Business From Your Competition

There are many ways to win business from your competition. Some come at a cost. Some are completely free apart from in time and effort. Just like these.

Starting Your Own Consultancy Business

Starting Your Own Consultancy Business

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Starting Your Own Consultancy Business

​Starting a consulting business is like starting any other business, except most consultants have a head start because they already work in their field.

Ask Fleximize: LLC

Ask Fleximize: LLC

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Ask Fleximize: LLC

This week we're answering the pressing questions on the lips of everybody connected to a Limited Liability Company (LLC)

How to Break Into a New Demographic

How to Break Into a New Demographic

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How to Break Into a New Demographic

It’s obviously essential to exploit new avenues of growth in a business, but there are steps you should consider before pushing into a new demographic

Is Your Competitor Analysis as Good as it Can Be?

Is Your Competitor Analysis as Good as it Can Be?

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Is Your Competitor Analysis as Good as it Can Be?

Competitor analysis means working out who your competitors are, and assessing their strengths and weaknesses. Remember, knowledge is power.

The Basics of an M&A Deal

The Basics of an M&A Deal

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The Basics of an M&A Deal

M&A Deals involve the buying, selling, splitting up or coming together of companies, and can prove to be lucrative or disastrous to all involved.