Bruce Davis, director of the UK Crowdfunding Association and founder of the Abundance Investment crowdfunding platform, answers key questions on how crowdfunding can help small businesses.
Securing investment can be essential if you want to scale your start up business. Steve Pearce of TickX explains why he and his co-founder Sam Coley turned down three Dragons, while providing his advice on how to attract other high-calibre investors, even for small business funding.
Consultant Claire Derry is a London-based business coach who started and sold her own highly successful small business with 30 employees. Now she helps small businesses to grow their sales and build talented teams. Here she gives her key interviewing dos and don’ts.
Growth expert Russell Streeter on the benefits of business development plans
If properly researched and put together, a business development plan can help you to scale up your business and take it to new heights. Business growth expert Russell Streeter of Excelsior Business Development explains what’s involved.
The dangers of overtrading and how it can affect small businesses. You may think a sudden significant surge in sales is rather a nice problem to have. In some ways it is, but if you’re not careful it can create serious problem for your business
How Open to Export can help your business become an exporter
Almost all modern businesses rely on IT to function well. But as your business grows, your IT is likely to become more complex and time-consuming to maintain. What’s likely to change as you take on more staff and customers? Have you got the set-up to provide a platform for further growth?
Controlling cash flow is a crucial part of running a business. Spare cash can be invested in growing the business, for example by buying new equipment or building up stocks to satisfy future demand.
Whether you want to raise funding or to understand the best opportunities for your business, a business plan is essential.
Making sure you have enough funding to start or grow your business is vital. Relying entirely on your own funding may not be an option, or be too much of a personal risk.
Trading internationally can be an exciting opportunity to take your business to the next level. But at the same time, exporting and importing present a new set of financial challenges.
Whatever the outcome of Brexit negotiations, EU markets are likely to remain attractive to UK companies. A long trading history, strong relationships and accessibility often make them the first choice for companies looking to expand. As part of a growth strategy, though, other regions can offer an equally compelling proposition. Here’s just four markets you may want to consider.