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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 guidance 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 guidance 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 guidance 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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How to get more investment to grow your business

As your start-up expands, you may need extra funding. Read our guide on business investment options for growth.

Learn which finance options can help your business grow

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How to hire staff for your business

If you need people to work for you, learn how to successfully find, interview and recruit employees.

Read how to hire the right staff for your growing business

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Supercharge your start-up supply chain

An efficient supply chain is vital when you’re selling products. Get expert guidance on managing a successful supply chain.

Find out why an effective supply chain is essential

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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Management: perspective and practice

Learn what it means to be a manager – leadership, finance, project management, operations management and more.

Take the course

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Supply chain

Learn how environmental, social, financial and network sustainability each apply to your supply chain.

Take the course

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Communication, management and your own context

Study the role of language in management communication, and identify areas you can develop for work within your own business.

Take the course

Related guidance

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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Networking – where and how to find support as a start-up

Every start-up can benefit from good networking. With this guide, find out where to start and how to network the right way.

Find networking support for your small business