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A strong business proposal is a top opportunity to win new business. It is the ultimate sales document, a condensed version of all the value your solution brings to a client’s problem.

Devon SMEs to receive business support grants as part of new Community Renewal Fund programme

You’ve successfully launched your business, and built up a solid—if small—customer base. Starting small has its benefits; after all, it allowed you the opportunity to cultivate a loyal relationship with your customers. Finding more customers is vital if you are going to grow your business in a sustainable way. Relying on too few customers can…

Cashflow is the number one thing to get right when starting up a business. Even some of the best business ideas can fall flat because there isn’t enough money to keep it going, let alone growing.  Indeed a staggering 90% of small business failures are due to poor cash flow.

about why the Outset Start and GetSet Grow Devon programmes back women-led businesses.

ith the Winter Olympics just over, and the Paralympic Winter Games starting this week, the ski jump comes to mind when thinking about starting a new business: The challenge you have to conquer when starting at the top of the slope, and then taking a leap, not knowing if you are going to land safely, let alone whether a gold medal awaits you at the end. 

With six million SMEs in the UK, accounting for 99% of all businesses, 33% of all employment, and 21% of economic turnover – the pandemic sent ripples through our economy and communities.  Many businesses in our region had to close or operate at reduced capacity throughout the pandemic. So it’s no surprise that two years…

and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) based in Devon with a mix of intensive support and grant funding. 

Many businesses that fail young simply don’t understand their marketplace and where they fit within it. Since 2019, access to markets has been the most vital or very important factor for future growth for scaleups according to the Scale Up Institute. When you have a few big, repeat customers every month, you can feel a false…

As a busy business owner, and even if you are just starting out in business, do you wonder where all the times goes in the day and how you can do more?  Do you ever finish your workday feeling like you weren’t able to accomplish everything on your list? You start with a plan, a list,…

There is now a short window open to people like you – who are thinking about starting their own business – to get free business support and a grant from the Outset Start Devon programme. The UK Government’s Community Renewal Fund (CRF) is focused on regenerating communities and enabling more people to benefit from economic…

Growing your business might seem a daunting task when you oversee every aspect of your business. Regardless of whether you are just starting out or have some experience, managing your business has many challenges. This explains why roughly half of small businesses close their doors by the fifth year. How you deal with these challenges defines…

Many entrepreneurs are intimidated by the idea of writing a business plan. The idea of writing such a detailed document may remind you of the dreaded days of school, or may just feel that you can better use your time elsewhere. “An intelligent plan is the first step to success. The man who plans knows…

YTKO has welcome the award of £1.05 million from the UK Community Renewal Fund to support micro businesses across the county to take up new opportunities emerging following the COVID-19 pandemic.

How are your New Year resolutions going? Perhaps you have been thinking about becoming your own boss and have a great idea for a new business, or if you are already trading, then now is the right time to inject some new direction, skills and money into your business to take it to the next…