Getting a business off the ground is just the start. Having a long term plan on how to grow your sales and profitability is key. Should you increase your marketing activity and spend? How do you deal with employee issues and recruit the best people? How do you stay ahead of all the statutory and legal requirements? How do you start planning and forecasting for the future?
There's a lot do and in most cases small business owners have to master the art of working on their business whilst being an expert in working in their business. It's a big challenge but not insurmountable and we hope you gain inspiration and insight from the articles that follow.
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