Growing Your Business

Running a successful small business means running a business that's constantly growing and evolving. To grow your business you need to look beyond day-to-day operations and plan for the future. The Hotfrog Small Business Hub's Growing Your Business section covers topics like putting together a business plan, basic networking tips, industry support and effectively naming your business.

  • A simple strategy that stops the fire fighting in your business

    Do you feel you spend too much time trying to avert crises that detract you from investing your time in driving your business forward? Dr Greg Chapman has some useful suggestions that will help you suppress the fires before they start.

  • No action too small - social responsibility for MMEs

    Corporate social responsibility can be a valuable way for small business owners to develop a good relationship with potential customers and boost staff morale. Aoife Allen explains how you can become socially responsible by incorporating some basic principles into your working practices.

  • Six ways to build your business website

    Are you unsure about which type of website is right for your budget and skill level? Are you unsure how to design and develop it? Craig Reardon’s suggestions will help you get the right person to build a website that suits your needs.

  • Seven radical ideas to reboot your business

    is your business near the end of its life cycle? Kick start your business into rapid growth with these seven tips by Charles Orton Jones.

  • Guide to setting up your retail store

    Is your small business operating out of a retail space or shop? Find out how to create a space where customers can easily find what they're looking for and take some time to consider the item before making a purchasing decision.

  • Setting solid foundations for future profits

    Do you often wonder what changes you would need to make that would allow growth in your business to occur with ease? Lisa Murray proposes a list of changes in the systems and marketing areas that will help your business to flourish dynamically.

  • Recruiting staff through social media

    One of the most effective ways to find new employees for your small business is also one of the more inexpensive and simplest methods: social media. Kathryn Hawkins shows you how you can take advantage of this new tool to find qualified candidates.

  • Picking the right POS system for your business

    A reliable point of sale (POS) system is vital for any small business to keep money, keep track of sales, control inventory and many other useful functions. This article offers some helpful tips for choosing the right system for your business.

  • How partnering with a non-profit organisation can help your business

    As a small business owner, you can make a real impact on your community. Kathryn Hawkins shows you how you can serve the greater good while building a positive brand identity.

  • Taking advantage of networking at conferences

    Having trouble networking when your at conferences? Kathryn Hawkins offers some tips on how to make the most of attending conferences.

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