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Plan to grow your business

Do you want to grow your business - trade internationally, develop a new product range or take on more staff? We’ve helped a lot of businesses through our intensive Innovating for Growth programme and as a result we’ve seen entrepreneurs become more confident in their business and increase profits exponentially. This could be you – read on to find out more.

Articles

What are typical quantitative research questions?

This article helps to describe the difference between descriptive, comparative & relationship-based quantitative research questions for surveys

What makes a good qualitative research question?

The Business & IP Centre outlines how to draft effective questions suitable for qualitative one-to-one or focus group interviews

How to collect quantitative data?

The Business & IP Centre demonstrates how to collect quantitative data to help inform business strategy and decision-making

What is SWOT analysis?

Discover how SWOT analysis can inform the growth strategy of your business by identifying your strengths & weaknesses internally & externally in the industry.

All business articles

How to measure the success of your social media campaigns

Learn the ropes of social media marketing and how to measure the success of your social campaigns across the likes of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Know your elevator pitch

Our four tips for the perfect elevator pitch will help you to hone down your business description into something short, snappy and effective.

Do's and don'ts of business networking

The way you approach business networking can easily determine how successful you are in creating new contacts and clients. Find out what things to focus on, and what you need to avoid.

Five tips for presenting your business ideas

Find out how to make an impact and significantly increase your chances of securing the interest of third parties.

Upcoming workshops & events

Workshop

How to sell without being 'salesy'

Learn how to get customers to buy from you without being a typical sales salesperson.

Workshop FREE

How can I protect a business idea?

Learn how intellectual property can protect you and help you profit from your business idea.

Workshop

What next for your invention - plan, prototype or protect?

In this practical workshop, all the key issues are covered to help you make your product idea a reality.

Workshop

Improve your ranking on Google Search with SEO

This hands-on workshop will teach you practical skills on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and how it can improve the online visibility of your business.

All business events