Grow your business

Ready for the next step? Learn how to scale your business, build your team and get set for growth.
If you’re ready to grow your business, our advice is designed to help you improve operations, streamline supply chains and hire the right people to take your business to new heights.

Growing your business means arming yourself with the necessary skills and training. Help your business grow with advice and information, including:

  • Management and leadership – learn how to be a great leader, manage your team effectively and get the best from your staff
  • Outsourcing – discover what services you can outsource and how to choose partners that deliver the expertise you need for growth
  • Networking – unlock your start-up’s potential with practical advice on networking and finding business mentoring

Explore our in-depth guides and inspirational interviews with new business owners, and get access to our free online training courses in partnership with the Open University.

 


 

Featured content

Prepare for growth with our dedicated guides, interviews and tips from start-up owners and experienced business leaders that can help you grow your business. From building a network of experts to developing management and leadership skills, discover the know-how you need to accelerate your start-up.

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Lockdown start-up – 5 lockdown business success stories

Hear from five new businesses that navigated lockdown and adapted successfully to COVID-19 restrictions.

Read 5 lockdown business success stories

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8 ways to
build a scalable
start-up

Scaling means increasing profits while lowering costs. Learn what measures you can take to deliver more for less.

Find out how to build a small business you can scale

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From launch to success – Black entrepreneurs share their journeys

Black business owners discuss challenges they’ve faced, how they’ve financed themselves, and plans for  growth.

Read success stories from Black entrepreneurs

Related learning

Start Up Loans has partnered with the Open University to provide free, expert courses that cover a wide range of scaling-up essentials. Learn what it takes to grow your new venture, enhance your project management and leadership skills, and boost your commercial awareness.

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Financial accounting and reporting

Using case studies, this course will take you through the decisions you’ll need to make when building a business.

Take the course

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Making decisions

Understand some of the processes involved in decision-making, including how decisions can improve your understanding of others and yourself.

Take the course

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Marketing in the
21st century

This course offers a managerial perspective on how to deliver more effective marketing in an organisation.

Take the course

Related advice

Ready to grow? Access our helpful, practical business support guides showing you how to scale your business, increase profits, manage costs and develop your leadership skills.

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8 ways to build a
scalable start-up

Learn how to use things like marketing, customer loyalty and outsourcing to
deliver more for less.

Find out how to build a small business you can scale

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How to outsource expertise and grow your business

Learn how to bring expertise into
your start-up and grow your business
the smart way.

Get advice on how to outsource expertise

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Bookkeeping skills every new business owner needs

Learn eight valuable tips on how to
manage cash flow, make important savings
and so on.

Find out which accounting skills are essential to learn