How to secure the foundations of your business

Using legally watertight contracts is extremely important for growth businesses

Using legally watertight contracts is extremely important for growth businesses

Here, we look at the fundamental procedures that entrepreneurs need to observe to ensure a strong basis to their business. 

How to secure clients in industries undergoing fundamental change 

Changes in sectors may make it more difficult to seal deals

Michael Cairns, CEO of Publishing Technology plc, shares his views on how to grow a business, secure contracts and win new clients when a company’s core industry is in transition.

How to be part of the subscriptions shake up 

It’s easy for established businesses to think that the trend towards subscriptions doesn’t concern them, but it should, says Louis Hall, CEO, of Cerillion Technologies.

The founder's dilemma: Managing change

Successfully negotiating the growth of a business takes a lot of skill and guile

Business mentor David Mellor discusses how to navigate a growing business as it develops. 

Going for growth in 2014: Lessons from the restaurant industry

Graham Corfield, UK managing director of JUST EAT, shares his insights on what independent restaurant owners are doing to maximise sales and growth.

Great Tech Expedition to the US – Nineteen British companies, three American cities, five days

George Burgess, founder of Gojimo and recipient of a $1 million capital injection from Index Ventures and JamJar Investments, relives his trade mission for GrowthBusiness.

Increasing your business value by thinking strategically

Kevin Uphill, chairman at Avondale, argues that creating a well-trained second tier that drives a company will free up business owners to focus on strategy.

Death of the high street: The five most high profile retail collapses of 2013 and 2014

Phones 4U built its business up by selling phone contracts for mobile operators

In the wake of Chinese e-commerce business Alibaba becoming one of the biggest global IPOs in history, GrowthBusiness looks at how the UK high street has suffered from the rise of online shopping and highlights the casualties.

Redesigning your office space: Five useful tips

Here, we look at some strategies for bringing out the full potential of your office. 

How venture capital investment can help with internationalisation

Malcolm Kpedekpo co-founded Panoramic Growth Equity in 2009

As the British powers that be look to ramp up exporting, Panoramic Growth Equity investment partner Malcolm Kpedekpo explains how the firm’s investment has helped portfolio companies go global.

Taking Europe by the Loos: Bathrooms.com learns what it takes to export to the continent

Going over to Europe isn't a problem for most Brits, but launching in a European market is another matter altogether. Bathrooms.com found that out when they decided to expand into both France and Germany recently.

Top tips for growing your start-up business

Before going full steam ahead with ramping up business growth, consider what must be done initially to give the best possible chance for success.

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Robert Wainwright, MD of WWA Consultants, is an advocate of tailoring advice and assistance so that it fits into the busy schedule of a business leader – and explains why to GrowthBusiness.

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Young CEOs may grab a lot of the headlines these days, but entrepreneurs over 50 are giving them a run for their money

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