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Making a virtue of variety

From beef cattle, pigs and orchards to anaerobic digestors and glasshouses, the Hunnifords certainly haven’t rested on their laurels when it comes to growing the family farm business.

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Writing a business plan

Your business plan outlines what your business does and what you are trying to achieve. It explains what the market opportunity is, what makes your business special and how you will make it a success.

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Business plan tool

Whether you want to raise funding or to understand the best opportunities for your business, a business plan is essential.

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Developing new products - checklist

To keep ahead of your competitors, you need to keep a close eye on your product line and, where appropriate, develop new and upgraded products to bring to market. Use this checklist to help to develop new products, from coming up with new ideas to setting budgets, deciding on product specification and prototyping.

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Carrying out market research - checklist

Knowing your market, and the trends in your sector, is vital if you want to maximise sales and stand out from the competition. We explain how to find and use market information.

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Set up and maintain your books

Keeping accurate financial records is a legal requirement that enables the production of end-of-year accounts and tax returns. Well-organised, up-to-date and accurate financial records are essential for sales and cash flow analysis, credit management and stock control.

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5 top growth tips

Magic Rock Brewing’s distinctive beers were in high demand from the company’s humble beginnings in a Huddersfield outbuilding. Eight years on, the company produces 2.7 million pints a year and has supermarket deals in its sights. Its founder reflects on the early factors in its success.

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5 lessons in the craft of growth

Ever since its first day of trading in 2011, Magic Rock Brewing’s craft beers have enjoyed high demand. With the business poised for mainstream success, founder Richard Burhouse reflects on the milestones in the company’s rapid growth.

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Championing the next franchise generation

A new breed of franchise operators is emerging in the UK – and many have ambitions that go beyond running a single outlet.

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Create a prototype

A prototype is a representation of a product idea, whether it is a simple model you put together yourself, a 3D print out or a highly refined version produced by a prototyping firm. Several prototypes are likely to be built, assessed and tested before a product comes to market.

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