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Growing Your Small Business

So, you launched a startup and now you are looking for some help to grow your small business. These key areas are crucial for growing a business and achieving significant growth.

Business Growth Strategies and Planning

Let's be realistic, scaling a business will not happen overnight. It will take a considerable amount of effort and a healthy portion of time.

Growing your business begins with the fundamentals. But, it also involves a giant leap into sales and marketing.

Other factors also help move businesses from the startup phase into high growth. Understanding taxation and corporate compliance is a necessary part of small business expansion.

So, how do you grow a small business into a large successful operation? Information in this section will help you expand a startup the right way.

What Helps Small Businesses Grow?

The first step is getting your operation established. You should then be making some profit on the products and services that you sell to existing customers. That is the ideal time to start thinking about how to grow your small business into a bigger one.

Even so, increasing sales is only one factor in achieving significant businesses growth. Shrewd entrepreneurs also focus on maintaining and improving the company profitability.

There are some basic areas that you can target to help grow your business. They include undertakings like:


UK Legalities as the Business Grows

As your business grows the VAT taxable turnover may go over the current VAT registration threshold. In this case, you would need to register the business for Value Added Tax.

You may also need to consider different business legal structures (e.g. a limited company). As a rule, the process you need to follow will depend on the type of business you are running.

ALSO IN THIS SECTION

How to Get Extra Funding for Business GrowthGetting Extra Funding

The best way of financing your business for growth depends on several key factors. You can get extra funding by taking out a business loan or by selling shares in the company.


Growing a Business by Increasing Sales to Existing CustomersIncreasing Sales to Existing Customers

Business performance may influence the methods used to increase sales with existing customers. Discover some ways to generate higher profits and the importance of reviewing your prices.


Growing Your Small Business by Attracting New CustomersAttracting New Customers

One of the ways to build a healthy client list is to attract new customers to your business and keep them. It may involve expanding outside your local area or outside the United Kingdom.


Growing Your Small Business by Improving Your Products and ServicesImproving Products and Services

Consumers are always attracted to enhanced or improved products and services. Discover several secrets behind customer feedback to improve an existing product or service.


Growing Your Small Business by Developing New Products and ServicesDeveloping New Products and Services

Check these strategies for developing new products and services and benefits of development. It's a good time to review the guidelines on business ideas and intellectual property.


Growing Your Small Business by Hiring and Training StaffHiring and Training Staff

As your business expands, you’ll need more capacity to produce or provide your product or service, and a wider range of skills.


Note: The business support helpline provides free advice on growing your business. Contact them to get help and support for your business.

How to Grow Your Small Business in the United Kingdom