Planning to grow your business

Looking to grow your business is an exciting stage in your business journey. You have built a good customer base and they are receiving your service or product well. However, it can also be intimidating and – similar to starting out – it is important to evaluate, plan and set goals. Here, we look at a variety of areas to think about when looking at growing your business including getting started with planning, ensuring business continuity, expanding your business online, sourcing funding for growth, recruiting new staff, and what it means to scale up, rather than grow, your business.

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All you need to know

Funding for growth

Growing your business may mean new investment or funding. See some of the sources currently available.

Find the funding that works for you

Diversifying to secure your business

In difficult times, one effective strategy to secure your business’s future is by introducing new services.

Learn how you can diversify and thrive

Creating a business continuity plan

All organisations should have a business continuity plan to enable them to function effectively in the case of an unplanned emergency.

Ensuring continuity while growing

Recruiting new staff

As you grow, you may need new staff with new skills to help you realise your ambitions.

Recruit the team you need

Growing your business online

In this blog, we’ll discuss the ways in which you can operate and market your business online – from social media to e-commerce.

Get started with online expansion

Horizon Scanning: Four questions social enterprises need to answer

With so much going on in the present, it’s not always easy to look to the future. However, the identification of potential risks and opportunities is vital to the long-term health of any business, and social enterprises are no different. Horizon scanning helps in assessing whether you are adequately prepared for future changes or threats.