Small Business Growth

A growing small business is one that is expanding in one or more ways. There is no single metric used to measure growth. Instead, several data points can be highlighted to show how an SME  is growing.

These include: Revenue, Sales, Business value, Profits, Number of employees and Number of customers

Small businesses and SME’s can grow in some of these metrics but not in others. Here are our thoughts, ideas and strategies to help you grow the business your hard work deserves.

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