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The Knowledge Centre is HSBC’s online magazine and information centre for small businesses with ambitions to grow. The site offers inspirational profiles, expert insights and more, backed up by a comprehensive range of briefings, checklists and other resources to help launch, run and develop your business More...

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Select and negotiate with suppliers

Selecting the right suppliers makes a major difference to the cost and quality of your firm’s products and services, especially when your company is expanding. Getting the best value for

Build your company’s board

The board of directors has an essential role in company governance and setting the strategic direction of the business. The right board of directors brings your company specialist knowledge and

Go green and benefit your business

Every business can benefit from minimising its environmental impact. Complying with environmental laws and doing your bit to help the planet also delivers direct business benefits. Reducing waste has an

Recruit and pay a sales team

Recruiting skilled and motivated salespeople is vital to help your business bring in new customers and grow. As with other recruitment, you should think carefully about the experience and skills

Find the right premises for growth

An effective sales strategy is an essential part of building a growing business. A well-thought out strategy lets you make the best use of limited resources and ensure a co-ordinated

Create a sales strategy for growth

An effective sales strategy is an essential part of building a growing business. A well-thought out strategy lets you make the best use of limited resources and ensure a co-ordinated