Thinking of growing your business? Here you'll find valuable information on planning for growth and managing it through.
If you want to increase your business’s profits, you may need to expand. But before you undertake a growth strategy, careful planning is essential.
You should write a business plan that outlines your vision for the future based on market research, and a marketing plan showing how you’ll achieve your vision. You should also review key elements of your business that may need to change, such as your premises, location, capacity, workforce and whether you need external support or to outsource certain functions. Our guide covers all this, showing you how to:
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Successful businesses are always looking for ways to improve productivity and efficiency, and that's exactly what time management is about.
It can be your own time or that of colleagues or staff, but doing some analysis of how time is spent in your business, and applying some well-proven principles, can bring valuable benefits. This guide will show you how to:
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Here’s a collection of concise hints, tips and first-hand knowledge posted directly by small and medium sized businesses.
It’s a place where anyone can share the key things they’ve learned in setting up and running a business – including the one piece of valuable guidance they’d first give to someone.
So why not join in? You can create a new posting of your own or add to the comments already made.
The postings are all short and to the point, so it's a fast way for business people like you to share and benefit from each other's experiences and reflections.
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Being a company director carries significant responsibilities and duties. If you’re thinking of taking on a director’s role, it’s worth doing some research beforehand to make sure you understand exactly what’s involved.
You can find out more in our guide. It explains what the responsibilities and duties are, and also the liabilities. There are helpful summaries on subjects such as preparing the company’s accounts and holding annual general meetings. Plus, there’s information on the details that need to be registered at Companies House and even what must be shown on company stationery.
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