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Growth is an important goal for many businesses, and there are various different ways to achieve it. We look at how to expand by investing in your current model, increasing sales, exploring new markets and where we could help.
For many businesses, growth means investment in the right areas to ensure you’re well equipped for expansion. You could invest in new premises to accommodate more staff, in key equipment to improve your output or purchase vehicles to help with your day-to-day operations.
When growing your business, the first stage is planning where you want to go. This means assessing your current setup and building a vision for the future. This guide looks at strategy, new business models, scaling up and preparing stakeholders for expansion.
How South London business, Cavan Bakery, used a £1.5m funding package to scale-up their operations and meet growing demand with a purpose-built site.
A simple way to boost sales is to sell more to the customers you already have. One way of doing this is to improve their experience with positive interactions.
Whether paying online, over the phone or in-person, customers want a seamless and frictionless process. Making it easy for customers to buy from you, and even to return products if they need to, can strengthen your relationship as they’ll see you as a brand they can rely on.
This can be part of a wider customer experience strategy where you might want to focus on providing first class service, checking in with customers to ensure they are happy, sending promotional content and rewarding loyalty with special offers. These practical steps will help your customers feel valued and may result in sales growth.
We look at omnichannel payments, and how connecting in-person, online and over the phone transactions can help boost sales and improve customer experience.
Our business loans are a flexible way to access finance that will help you with your medium to long-term ambitions. Features include:
Existing customers can apply online for up to £50,000 or speak to one of our teams for larger amounts.
The decision to start buying or selling overseas may seem significant, but exporting to foreign markets might be simpler than you think.
Exploring new markets could lead to increased revenue and profitability now that technology has made exporting goods and services more accessible for businesses. By taking advantage of international opportunities, you might also diversify your income streams and minimise risks associated with relying solely on the domestic market.
This Cumbria-based manufacturer was able to win contracts globally with an export guarantee – helping the business be even more ambitious.
The potential to reach new customers and increase revenue is an attractive proposition for business owners. We look at how you can get started and trade with confidence.
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