View From an idea to maturity – the 5 stages of business growth

From an idea to maturity – the 5 stages of business growth

Whether you’re attempting to increase market share, improve profitability or build your team, every company is trying to grow. Unfortunately, business owners will inevitably encounter challenges and experiences that will trigger pain points and create potential barriers during the business’ growth process. In this article, EFM Growth walks you through the five stages of business…

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View 5 Things to watch out for when growing your business

5 Things to watch out for when growing your business

The growth stage THE UK may be officially out of the longest double-dip recession since the end of World War II, however times remain hard for many businesses. Costs and cash need careful managing while business confidence remains low. For growing businesses, opportunities still exist. However, caution is the watchword. The harsh economic climate has…

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View Business Growth and Finance – its about more than just funding…

Business Growth and Finance – its about more than just funding…

Business finance is typically discussed in terms of finding sufficient funding for the trading entity. However, for the great majority of New and Growing Companies (NGCs), the personal financial outlook for the ownership team is deeply entwined with the company – and it’s often where barriers to success arise. Business Growth and Funding Requirements For…

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View Preparing for sale – avoid the temptation of going to market too soon

Preparing for sale – avoid the temptation of going to market too soon

After starting up and running a business, the idea of selling will be an inevitable thought in the back of your mind. Taking your business to sale can often be one of the most valuable and gratifying experiences you’ll ever do as a business owner. It can also be an emotional and stressful time for…

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View An outsider’s view – the power of a fresh perspective

An outsider’s view – the power of a fresh perspective

Running a business successfully is very challenging. It is very easy to get bogged down in the day to day running of the business and to have a limited perspective on your business and what is happening in the world around you. If you find yourself in this position, your business is likely to be…

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