Growing your Business

Scale your business the right way. If you’re on the journey of growing your business, our curated guides and insights can help. We have a wealth of information on ways of growing such as partnerships, innovation, funding and increased market share.

Is your business ready to scale?

Is Business Growth the right strategy for you? Understanding how your business is currently performing is key to help you decide.

Strategic planning for growth

Creating a strategic plan is a key. It will help prepare a realistic vision for the future of your business and maximise its potential for growth.

Meeting the challenges of growth

As your business grows, different problems and opportunities demand different solutions.

Resources to help you grow

Strategy

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Carrying Out a SWOT Analysis
This factsheet explains the benefits of carrying out a SWOT analysis and provides an overview of the analysis process. It lists a series of useful que...
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Preparing Your Organisation For Growth
Companies that address their organizational weaknesses as they implement growth strategies give themselves an advantage.
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Appointing a Non-Executive Director
This guide looks at the duties involved in the role, the legal responsibilities, the time commitment expected of non-executive directors.
Identifying the right office for your business
Choosing the right office for your business doesn’t just ensure you give a good impression to both new and current customers that visit your premises....

Finance

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Finance support information index
A bank loan is not the only way that you can raise money to fund your business. A quick overview of available options is a good place to start.
Funder Finder - the safe online tool for unlocking business finance
Looking for business finance? Funder Finder allows you to apply to over 150 funders without affecting your credit rating.
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SME growth grants
Are you running a business in Swindon or Wiltshire and need help to grow? With an SME growth grant of between £2,000 and £10,000 you can kick start y...
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The Swindon Investment Guide
Thinking of relocating your business to the Swindon area?

Sales

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Market Information and Statistics
This factsheet provides an overview of some of the main sources of market information and statistical data available and how to access them.
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Methods of Entering Export Markets
This guide will help you select an export market-entry method that is suitable for your business. It explains the difference between direct and indire...
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Costing and Pricing a Product or Service
It is important to understand the impact of pricing on profitability and be able to choose the best pricing strategy for a business.
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Selling Goods Online
In this guide, we outline the legal requirements for traders selling goods (products or digital content) online.

Marketing

Strategic marketing - Whitepaper
Marketing strategy forms the fundamental base for any new start-up or established business looking to perform to its highest potential.
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Creating a Marketing Strategy
This factsheet explains the importance of having a marketing strategy, and how to use it properly to maximise the success of a business. It also inclu...
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Profiling Your Target Market
This factsheet provides an introduction to profiling your target market and customers and explains the importance of fully understanding their needs.
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Choosing and Using a Website Designer​
If a business is looking for a professional, well-structured and secure website that complies with all the relevant legislation, it is worth investing...

Talent

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The Importance of skills in the work place
Leadership and Management Skills amongst the most important for business success.
Wiltshire College - Courses for Businesses
Wiltshire College offer a wide variety of courses for your staff from management to health and safety.
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Tackling Swindon's skills gap
A recurring theme that Swindon businesses raise is the trouble they have recruiting highly skilled workers
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University Level Learning in Wiltshire – An Evolution
The latest insight into the evolving Higher Education landscape across Swindon and Wiltshire and what is available to you as a business and as an indi...

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