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Business Development


It’s exciting when your business grows quickly. It’s dynamic but it’s also very challenging. Scaling up a business requires considerable skill and judgement. And it’s not achieved alone. This section provides instant access to the resources and support services that are available. Because if there’s one thing we know you are short of – that’s time

International Growth : Exportation

Don’t miss out on the help and support available for businesses to grow and sell overseas which can help you increase your sales, growth and stability.

Successful commercialisation of innovation underpins high growth. We help businesses adopt, develop and exploit innovative products and technologies. We help your R&D to hit the road.

Talent and skills
Creating an apprenticeship programme
To maintain strong growth, a business needs to build its talent pipeline. That means developing an apprenticeship or traineeship programme. Here's advice and assistance on how to design and start one.

Digital Skills

For digital businesses, there's a range of services designed to drive growth - from online courses to competitions and clusters.  Most successful digital companies have already use them.

Financing and planning business growth

Few fast-growth businesses will be able to scale successfully purely from their own earnings.
There are many different types of finance available to a company with ambitions to grow. Find guidance and advice about finance for growing.
A bank loan is not the only way that you can raise money to develop your company. For some businesses, equity investment – raising capital through the sale of shares in a business – may be most suitable. 

For other businesses, debt finance may be more appropriate.  You could consider raising funding through alternative finance providers such as peer-to-peer lenders or crowd funding platforms.
There is a highly favourable environment for businesses and those who invest in them. In addition to the growing diversity of sources of finance, such as crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending, there are schemes and incentives devised to help companies of all sizes secure funding.

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