Many SME owners get to the point in the development of their business where they start to consider their various growth options. Could franchising be an option for you?

In today’s constantly changing and uncertain times, equipping your managers with the critical skills they need to drive growth has never been more important. Unfortunately, management and leadership has been a long-time blind spot in the UK skills agenda, with 71% of firms failing to offer training to first-time managers, instead leaving them to sink or swim in leadership roles that require an entirely different set of skills to the ones that they were promoted for.

Ross Golightly, Managing Director of Sphera Consulting, shares some insights on how to grow your business to the next level.

Forming a company is a far easier and quicker process than many people usually imagine, and can be undertaken online within a matter of hours. Here’s a quick overview of what you will need to do to register your own business.

Adhere to these 6 intellectual property (IP) rules in your product development activities to ensure that you are able to benefit fully from the resulting product:

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