Business planning

Growth Planning

How to draw up an international business plan

Here, Nick Farmer, international tax partner at Menzies LLP explores how businesses can take advantage of the international market.


Wait at least six months until you write a business plan

Entrepreneurs will have to adapt quickly once target market becomes clear.


Wargaming knocks brainstorming off its pedestal in business planning

Military wargaming for corporates is the new 'brainstorming'. Here's why.

Growth Planning

Mastering disaster: Do you have a contingency plan?

Jo Gibson, operations director at First Capital Cashflow, explains the importance of businesses having contingency plans in place to mitigate against unforeseen disasters that have the potential to disrupt essential business activity, particularly when it comes to payment processing.

PR and Marketing Strategy

Five things you need to know to take your business global

With better access to funding, smart tech and online tools, today’s entrepreneur is helping to create a brave new world.

Exit Strategies

How to successfully manage succession

Stepping away can be your best business decision, if managed well.

Growth Planning

Why a business plan is for the lifecycle – not just for start-ups

Creating and maintaining an effective business plan may seem like simple stuff, but there are still those who don't update them effectively and run into problems: in this piece, in association with HSBC, we look at how you can get it right.


One in four small companies has no business plan for growth

More than half of small businesses have no formal plan on paper.

Growth Planning

How planning factors into a successful family business

Max Hudson and Katie Forsyth, partner and trainee solicitor at Payne Hicks Beach, lift the lid on the elements essential for a successful family business.


Gary Laurence on the business plan of Huntress

Reacting quickly to market conditions and reformulating the business plan saved my company, says Gary Laurence, founder of recruitment specialist Huntress.