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.

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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.

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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.

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Introduction to social enterprise

Explore and understand this global phenomenon, learn how you too can change the world

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How do I explore my market?

A guide to using British Library market research sources to find information on your business sector.

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How much will it cost to develop my new product?

Helping you negotiate the hidden costs and unexpected processes of bringing a new product to the market

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Inventors’ Club

Join us for the second of our new Inventors’ Club series, designed to help you refine and protect that new product idea you’ve been tinkering with

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