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How to grow your business: live webchat with Lord Young

Lord Young, the PM's special adviser on small business, will host a live webchat on Monday 13 May on how to grow a business.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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 Growing your Business: A report on Growing Micro Businesses includes:

  • an update on the government’s Start-Up Loans programme
  • new developments to help growing small businesses such as the £30 million 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
Published 10 May 2013