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Welcome to Growing Business Intelligence, a one-stop hub of practical advice, information and resources to help your business grow.

No matter what size your business is, we are here to support you with a range of essential tools and guides.

Market Insights & Interviews

How to avoid procrastination

How to avoid procrastination

Procrastination is the enemy of success in business so if you keep putting things off you need to deal with it before it starts causing problems, says Juliet Landau-Pope, a productivity coach for SMEs.

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Andrew Franks, ClaimsLine

Andrew Franks, ClaimsLine

A change in the law prompted a big change in strategy at Claims Line, which provides support for people who have been involved in an accident, says its co-Founder and Commercial Director Andrew Franks.

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Simon Morton, Eyeful Presentations

Simon Morton, Eyeful Presentations

Starting two businesses at the same time and never borrowing any money has been a winning strategy for Simon Morton, the Founder of presentation consultancy Eyeful Presentations.

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Tech Month

Growing Business Intelligence is holding its Tech Month again this February and this year it is going to be bigger and better than ever.

Every week during February we will be looking at different aspects of how SMEs can use technology to help their grow, with practical ‘how to’ pieces full of top tips and advice. Alongside these we will also be running an insightful Q&A piece with a tech-focussed company.

Technology is an essential tool for SMEs of all sizes and stages to take their business forward, and yet for many business leaders it remains a source of anxiety, uncertainty and confusion. Tech Month will cut through the noise to show SME leaders exactly how to make the most of technology to drive their business forward.

Upcoming Events

The 25th annual Growing Business Awards are the most credible and highly valued recognition of exceptional growing businesses. Now entering their 24th year we celebrate the strength, vision and resilience of fast-growing SMEs - these are the accolades that UK SMEs really want to win!

Since 1998, the Growing Business Awards have been bringing together and honouring some of the UK’s most outstanding entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses. Consistent high-quality nominees, numerous categories and a finely-honed judging process have ensured the Growing Business Awards have made a name for themselves as a leading judge of past, current and future entrepreneurial success.

Transforming the finance function in growing businesses 26th April 2022, London.

The Finance Leaders’ Summit is back for its 8th year. This year the event makes a return as an in-person event focused on operational, technological and strategic aspects of the finance function in growing businesses.

Our Summit is a must-attend event for all Chief Financial Officers and Finance Directors who would like to understand the changing role of the finance function within growing businesses in the UK as well as get to grips with new and increased technology use, cybersecurity and financial risk, employee engagement and team collaboration to name a few.

Investor view

Organic Growth Masterclass: Learndirect, backed by Queen’s Park Equity

Organic Growth Masterclass: Learndirect, backed by Queen’s Park Equity

Bringing a new sense of discipline and structure is just the first step in unlocking the growth potential of online learning specialist Learndirect, says Queen's Park Equity (QPE) managing partner Jose Rodriguez
Organic Growth Masterclass: Kids Planet, backed by BGF

Organic Growth Masterclass: Kids Planet, backed by BGF

Taking a minority stake as a supportive investor and driving a three-pronged growth strategy helped transform nursery and education business Kids Planet says Neil Inskip, investor at BGF.
Organic Growth Masterclass: Candela Medical, backed by APAX Private Equity

Organic Growth Masterclass: Candela Medical, backed by APAX Private Equity

Making management changes, improving customer service and using digital tools all helped to drive organic growth at global medtech company Candela, says Steven Dyson, APAX partner.

Industry spotlight

Livingbridge launches Software Advisory Board

Livingbridge launches Software Advisory Board

UK mid-market private equity house Livingbridge has set up the Livingbridge Software Advisory Board, a group of software specialists who can support the firm's investees in facing their growth challenges.
Enterprise Investment Scheme increasingly appealing to small businesses - survey

Enterprise Investment Scheme increasingly appealing to small businesses - survey

The number of small businesses planning to raise money under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) rose from 2,965 in 2019/20 to 3,245 in 2020/21 – an increase of almost 10% - according to a report from private investor network Growthdeck.
Disability inclusion improves but digital accessibility falls short - survey

Disability inclusion improves but digital accessibility falls short - survey

Valuable 500, an international disability network, has published new research revealing intensified efforts to improve disability inclusion within businesses.

Growing Business Intelligence Webinars

In these uncertain times it is more important than ever to learn best practise from other entrepreneurial businesses and market experts. We’ve interviewed some fascinating people who share their thoughts and experiences here.

Friday Jan 29 2021

Mental Health – You and Your Team

What to watch & download

Growth Tactics for Market Penetration

9 Best Practice Sales Campaigns for Turbulent Times...🙌

Covid-19 Global Survey: Inside business- impacts and responses

ACCA's global research with over 10,000 finance professionals identifies a wide range of business and financial challenges facing organisations of all sizes and across all sectors

Coronavirus government support for businesses

We know things are uncertain at the moment, so we want to reassure you what we’re here to help you. On top of any financial support you might need, the Government has launched a range of temporary measures to support your business through this period of disruption caused by coronavirus

CCB Business support brochure

Coronavirus - support for businesses. This document outlines some of the support available to you and your business to ensure you’re well prepared for now and the future. Coronavirus – All. Together. Now. It’s clear that coronavirus has everyone feeling on edge and uncertain at the moment.

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