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Getting ready to grow your business

Your business is up and running, you’re making huge strides (and a profit!) and you feel ready to take things to the next level.

So, what’s next? It’s time to think about how to grow your business to the next level.

Practical support for business growth

As you navigate this next phase of your business, here are some resources to equip you for the next steps. This growth phase is where the business will take on new team members, customers and potentially external finance. The role of the founders may need to change, which can be a difficult transition. Growing your business is the stage to broaden your network and consider what an accelerator programme might offer.

Crowdfunding for growth

Crowdfunding is when a business’ community of customers, family, friends, and investors come together to take the business to the next level. This can be an effective approach to raising the profile of the business as well as securing finance for growth.

Developing yourself with Help to Grow

Help to Grow: Management is an intensive leadership and management training programme that helps entrepreneurs to develop their leadership, strategy and management skills, equipping them to seize investment opportunities and grow their business.

Financing as you grow your business

Once a start-up has built a track record and evidence of its growth potential, new debt and equity finance options become possible. The key is securing the right finance partner for your growing business- and the right type of finance for your needs.

Understanding Angel investment

Angel investment is generally the first piece of equity or risk capital that you would consider when you are in the early stages of growing your business. So, what is Angel investment and who are Angel investors?

Finding an Angel investor

When considering Angel investment, it’s important to know what investors are looking for and also to be clear on what you need from the relationship. Here is how to get started with finding an Angel investor who will be the right fit for your business.

What are the SEIS and EIS schemes?

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) have helped thousands of women raise investment enabling them to grow their businesses. So, what are they and how can they help you?

The benefits of SEIS and EIS for entrepreneurs and investors

Starting a new business and looking for early stage investment? Or looking to grow your company and need external funding? The government-backed Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) or the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) could be the answer.


Everyone has different experiences on their business growth journey. Get inspired by stories of women who have realised their ambition to grow below!