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Keeping on Top of Things

By The Academy Team There are only so many hours in the day and when your business is growing there is an urgent task for every one of them and plenty more besides. In all the adrenalin rush of dealing with issues, problems and opportunities as they arise, it is sometimes hard to keep track […]

Raising Capital for your Business

By Bill Morrow, Founder Angels Den Raising capital for your business can take many different forms and it is important to secure the right funding for the right business. Your company size will affect which business funding solution is right for you, for example what works for an SME won’t necessarily work for a big […]

LAST WORD – Learning Business Lessons from Mistakes

By Jo Haigh Learn from your mistakes and move on, is a great business mantra but as such depends on two crucial things. Recognising and acknowledging the mistake Being able to move on. The fact is, mistakes happen in business. Sometimes they are completely unforeseen; sometimes they are like a ‘car crash’ waiting to happen. […]

2013 – Business As (not) Usual?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer set out the growth expectations of the Office for Budget Responsibility in his recent Autumn Statement. From a slight contraction in the current year, growth is excepted to return gradually over the next few years against a backdrop of continuing austerity. Growth is expected to come from businesses like yours. […]

Resilience and Growth from the Shadows

By the Academy Team for the Bottom Line Does your business stop when key members of staff take time off? Could you survive the long term absence of a key person? How would you cope with the sudden departure of one of your key people? If your answer is that you’d put your contingency plan […]

Understand your business stage and prepare for advanced growth

By Darren Shirlaw, Founder of Shirlaws Global “Current conversations are often about surviving the recession, but this misses an important point. It’s too late to think about survival, and just the right time to be planning for economic recovery”, says Darren The Great Recession While the so-called Great Recession focused everyone on survival, many businesses […]

Working in partnership to support UK businesses

Advertisement Feature Every business sets goals for the future but how regularly do you review your business plan? At RBS we work with businesses to help them plan ahead for the short, medium and long term. The role of banks with regards to supporting the growth of UK businesses continues to be crucial and with […]