Growing a business

What do you want to learn?

Your business is established, on a secure footing, and is turning a profit. Is now the time to think about growing and expanding? You might need to meet growing demand, or have new products and services you’re keen to add to your offer. In this section, we help you assess whether you can manage your business’ growth and how you can do it sustainably to balance risk and reward in taking your business to the next level.

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Take the next steps

Planning to grow your business

Your business is going well, your customer base is growing, so how do you take the next steps to grow it?

Get thinking about growth

Upgrading premises and equipment

Investing in growth can mean investing in larger premises and new equipment to meet demand.

Plan your businesses’ expansion carefully


Reaching new markets can open up significant opportunities for growth for businesses if you know how.

Find out how to export goods and services

Choc Affair Wins Prestigious Made Smarter Yorkshire & Humber Award

The region's manufacturers took centre stage at Insider's 2024 Made in Yorkshire Awards. The prestigious event celebrated Yorkshire and Humber's world-class companies and their impact. One of the big winners was Choc Affair, the beloved York chocolatier renowned for its ethical and award-winning creations. Choc Affair clinched the top spot in the Made Smarter Yorkshire & Humber Awards.