News story: How to grow your business: live webchat with Lord Young

The webchat coincides with the publication of Lord Young’s latest report Growing Your Business: a report which highlights help available to small and micro firms to develop their confidence and capability to grow.

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Lord Young will be joined by Simon Finch of Finch Installations, who recently secured a £9,000 Start-up Loan, and Anthony Lau, founder of Cyclehoop and 2009 winner of The Pitch, to discuss how business owners can grow a successful company.

Growing Your Business: A report on growing micro businesses

The report includes:

  • an update on the government’s Start-Up Loans programme,
  • new developments to help growing small businesses such as the £30m Growth Voucher programme
  • an enhanced role for business schools in their engagement with local small firms
  • further steps to open up public procurement to small suppliers.

A link to the report will appear here on the morning of Monday 13 May.

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