The Business Growth Club Library

Any news and information we think will be of interest to small business owners we publish here!

Small Business Growth Strategy

A cracking small business growth strategy - that big business can't do (certainly not well!) Being small businesses, means we’re nimble and able to react to events and news promptly, plus take and implement decisions very quickly. After all we probably don’t have a...

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Increase your profitability – here’s how

What are our options? We are all looking to increase our profitability, our bottom line. But what's the best way of going about this. First, we need to understand some basic numbers and terminology and let's use a fictitious business to do just that. So we start with...

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Telephone Selling Top Tips

How to use the telephone to sell. Arguably the telephone is more effective than ever - after all emails just get lost in the noise, even the ones we want to respond too! However most of us are not entirely comfortable using the telephone, certainly not if we're...

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SEO by expert Mark Williams-Cook

If you want to know more about SEO, this is for you. In this fascinating podcast Mark shares his knowledge about search engine optimisation, using all of his extensive experience in this field. Equally suitable for those new to the concept and experienced...

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Work on your business not just in it

It's important to work on the business not just in it - but when? In my experience ‘stuff’ tends to fill the time available. Brilliantly described in Northcote Parkinson's book aptly named 'Parkinson's Law' in the 1950's! Not much has changed since then. Therefore...

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Small Business Support

The sole aim of the Business Growth Club is to provide support for small business owners here in Norfolk and throughout the region. We know it can be hard running a small business, let alone finding time to grow one! Indeed, many people don’t know how to grow a...

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Top Business Ideas

Top Business Ideas - Monthly Meetings Our small business forum meetings are packed full of top business ideas for small businesses throughout Norfolk and Suffolk. Here's a summary of a recent meeting where the main topics we discussed included pricing, reviews,...

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Small Business Advice

We have been offering small business advice for many years, advising small business owners in every sector and situation. What follows are our most common areas of advice and our top business tips. Business Ideas New business ideas are a common theme, as every...

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Small Business Coach

Why do you want a business coach or mentor? A deceptively simple question. However, it's not that easy to answer as everybody is different.  Especially small business owners juggling numerous balls with limited resources! Typical answers I’ve found include: Business...

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The Cambridge – Norwich Tech Corridor

The Cambridge - Norwich tech corridor There are some fantastic businesses throughout our region. The idea of the tech corridor is to help companies collaborate, share ideas and grow together. The breadth of ideas and talent is astonishing, tackling some of the big...

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Pitch Deck Top Tips

If you want somebody to invest in your new company, a professional high-quality pitch deck is a must. You only have minutes to gain their attention, in a highly competitive market too. James Church of Robot Mascot has great experience in creating pitch decks that...

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Develop business AND people

Why it is so important to develop our people, often before tackling any business issues. Packed full of practical advice, anecdotes and good humour from the serial entrepreneur that is James Howells. He explains why it is so important to develop business AND people....

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Coaching for schools that makes a difference

Teachers are exceptionally busy and under pressure, from all sides. Mary - Jo Hill completely understands having spent her life in education. In her podcast she explains what difference professional coaching makes to both teachers and their schools, and why it's...

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Leaders protect your mental health!

Leaders face stressful situations all the time. But when does this become dangerous, and more importantly, what should they do when it does? Nigel Cushion’s brilliant book ‘Action Stations’ gives 100 practical tips to stay healthy and mentally fit. The key is recognising you have an issue, and then taking proactive steps to mitigate and manage the situation – hence the title of the book ‘Action Stations’.

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Funding innovative businesses via UEA!

Our local (and great) university here in Norwich, is the University of East Anglia or UEA. It has a history of funding new innovation, helping small businesses raise capital to bring their innovative ideas to market. Their offer is comprehensive.  This includes...

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Cyber attacks and threats – top tips

Cyber attacks and threats are here to stay. It is no longer whether you will suffer an attack, but just a matter of time before you do, sadly. It is important to realise that although some cyber attacks are clearly targeted at high profile companies, many are purely...

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