How to scale up your business

Learn how you can grow your business to the next level - from franchising to new premises, more staff to new products and markets.

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Franchise your business

Turning your business into a franchise could offer an effective and less risky way to expand significantly. Find out what it involves.

Get key business strategies right
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Get key business strategies right

Key areas business owners need to focus on - including winning sales, managing cash flow, motivating employees and dealing with legal obligations.

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Strategic acquisitions

Acquiring another business can bring huge benefits, but can also drain resources and lead to hidden costs. How to boost your chances of success.

Using a consultant
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Using a consultant

Bringing in outside expertise can help you improve processes, products and profitability - how to get the best results from a consultant.

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Using consultants - checklist

Using a consultant can be a great way to get a project rolling or to bring in expert help. We explain how to get the best from your consultant.

Growing your business - checklist
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Growing your business - checklist

Unless you are happy as you are, you will be looking for ways to develop and grow your business. These ten steps will lead you in the right direction.

Managing projects - checklist
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Managing projects - checklist

If you don't keep control of your projects, you risk missing deadlines, compromising quality and disappointing clients. Here are the steps to follow.

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How to pitch to corporate partners

Partnering with a bigger business can help you leverage your innovations. How to get in front of the right people - and make a great impression.

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10 steps to... Growing your business

Unless you are happy as you are, you will be looking for ways to develop and grow your business. These 10 steps will lead you in the right direction.

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10 top tips on scaling your business

Top tips from business mentor Mike Norbury on how to boost your company’s performance, achieve significant growth and scale your company.

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Increasing productivity

Use the Acas Productivity Tools to test your company’s strengths and weaknesses and identify simple steps to get the best out of your staff.

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Using an interim manager

An interim manager is a flexible, affordable way of bringing in knowledge, skills and insight to your business. Could one be of help to your business?

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How I achieved rapid business growth

Essex entrepreneur James Downes built Cable Power into a leading provider of electronics solutions in just three years. His recipe for success.