Stage 3 – My business is growing, maturing and becoming more complex

acornHow to manage a growing business

About this stage

Once you’ve been trading 1-3 years, as your business grows and starts to mature it becomes more complex.  Apart from anything else it now needs management, rather than just the guiding hand of an enthusiastic entrepreneur. Just like a tree, it needs regular management and attention to achieve the shape you want. This is a difficult step for many people running their own businesses, and the business fails to get beyond a certain point because the business owner is often not aware of and/or can’t themselves adapt to the changing needs of the business.

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How we can help you at this stage…


We offer a wide range of workshops to help you develop the business skills you need and plan the shape of your as your business as it grows and establishes. Click here to see our forthcoming events. We regularly add new ones, so don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter so that you receive details.


We realise it can feel daunting but it’s never too late to start attending networking events – they’re a great place to help spread the word about your business, find possible collaborators to help you grow, and share support and inspiration with others who are in the same boat as you. Our monthly networking events will help you meet other like-minded people and help you become part of our amazing and supportive local business community. Our events also include education business advice talks too, so that you’ll always come away with ideas and inspiration.  Click here for more details.


It can be helpful to have some help or advice at this stage to help you overcome the challenges you’re now facing with capacity, how to take your business to the next level, and in which direction. We can work with you to build a blueprint for your growing business.  Click here for more information about our 1-2-1 coaching

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