Running your business

Business planning and growth

Looking ahead

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Money management

Your attitude, knowledge and skills are all important pieces of your financial survival kit, and your business success.

Business loans and finance options

You might need a combination of a bank loan and finance from somewhere else to grow your business. Discover the finance options we could provide and how they could help.

Video series: Let’s make the New Now

Being adaptable is key for businesses, especially at the moment. Journalist and former BBC Business presenter Steph McGovern talks to business owners who have successfully launched new ventures, or successfully changed their focus to carry on trading whatever life throws at them.

Are you a high growth business?

Discover our specialist support, aimed at helping businesses of all sizes on their high growth journeys. Whether you’re just starting out with potential to grow, already growing quickly or looking to scale up, we’ve got programmes, products, solutions and our expert knowledge that’s that could be right for you whatever stage you’re at.

Protect your business as you grow

When your business is expanding, protecting it against the risks and challenges you may face could be a good idea. Gallagher, our business insurance broker, have a range of insurance options to choose from. And they could protect your business and your staff, with public and employers’ liability insurance to professional indemnity insurance and more.

Could selling be an option?

If your business is growing at speed, then you may not have considered selling it, but that could be an option. The experts at Coutts have put together a Business Exit Programme. This could support you to sell by giving you all tools you need through videos, articles and masterclasses. It’ll cover topics like how to think about selling and ways to prepare for the sale, plus handy ways to deal with what comes next. So could saying goodbye be your next big move?

Growth strategies for any business

If you’re thinking about growing your business, then you’ll need to set aside some time to plan how you’ll make it happen. Our article shows various ways to scale that you might not have thought of, including franchising, exporting and working with other businesses.

Tips to engage your team

Keeping the right people is vital when you’re looking to grow. Looking after a team is a tough job, but our ideas for boosting employee engagement will help you to build a workforce that’s committed and proud.

Tools to upskill your team

Providing your team with new skills could help them and your business to thrive, meaning that you could adapt to new ways of working or new developments much more easily.

Finance options for growth

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Getting started with crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is an important source of investment for start-ups and growing businesses. It can also be good if you’re likely to struggle to raise funds using more traditional routes.

Get your business investment ready

Show any investor why you’re worth their investment. Our tips for getting your business investment-ready mean that if an opportunity comes knocking, you’ll be able to make the most of it.

Free financial health check

Whatever ideas you have for your business now and in the future, we’re here to help. Our free, confidential financial health check could give you a better sense of your financial goals, plans and needs. It could help you to manage risks or identify areas of concern too.

Climate support for businesses

Access products, advice and resources to help with your environmental goals, as we work together to tackle climate change.

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Next step: Mentorship and community

If you’re looking for people that know their stuff and are keen to develop your business, our programmes like Business Builder or the Entrepreneur Accelerator could take your business further, faster. That’s where our team can help support you (and your business) to grow and develop.

Something else we can help you with?