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Scaling up

Let’s help your business grow

Scaling a business is no mean feat and as a founder you'll face different challenges as you start making decisions about your business that perhaps you’ve not had to make before. How do you attract new talent? How do you keep up to date with the changes in digital marketing? What new markets do you want to start exploring? How do you continue to develop your own skills as a leader?

We offer the tools to help you establish a roadmap for success, helping you capitalise on your potential for growth.

Resources to help you

We've carefully selected resources to help you with whatever challenges you may be facing right now in your business, so feel free to browse what's on offer below. If there's any content you'd like to see on here, just let us know

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Top tips from UK businesses for international trading success

SMEs are the lifeblood of our economy, accounting for 99.9% of all UK businesses and generating around 50% of turnover in the UK private sector1 . They also account for an increasing amount of the UK's international trade,...

Abode Heat and their ActionCOACH experience

Abode Heat and their ActionCOACH experience

Ali Hodges, Managing Director and co-founder, and Ben Hodges, Business Development Director at Abode Heat, talked to us about the impact coaching has had on the business.

3 Simple Steps to Effective Business Planning

3 simple steps to effective business planning, in collaboration with ActionCOACH

Planning is a crucial part of business growth. Without a plan it can be difficult to focus on the tasks that will drive your business forward.

ActionCOACH

Growing your business with ActionCOACH

A range of business coaching programmes for every step of your entrepreneurial journey

Employer guide to apprenticeships

Employer guide to apprenticeships

Find out how the Government’s Apprenticeship scheme could help build the skills in your business.

Open the door to business growth

Open the door to business growth

Help to Grow is a £520 million scheme to help owners of small and medium-sized business take their business to the next level.

Collaboration

How the British Library’s Business & IP Centre could help you

We're collaborating with the British Library to make support more widely available for entrepreneurs and business owners, at every stage in the lifecycle of a business.

WoC Financial readiness

The women of colour Breakthrough programme – Financial Readiness

We know that women of colour face additional challenges in business, and we're committed to supporting female entrepreneurship by improving women's access to the advice, resources and finance options needed to start and grow a business.

Patent Toolkit

Realising the value of patenting your product

Do you have an idea or invention and not quite sure where to start?

Diversity

How to design for diversity

Many products and services only work well for a limited range of people. Design Council explains how considering inclusivity as part of the design process is not only the ethical thing to do, but also makes good business sen...