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How do I know when to invest in my business?

As a small or medium-sized business leader, investing further – both in terms of time and money – can be a strain. What if you don’t get a good return on your investment? Luckily, many other business leaders have been where you are now and all recognise the importance of knowing the right time. See how you can identify the optimum time and place.

Ways to help you deal with it:

Action plan

Knowing when it’s the right time to scale your business

Effort: Medium
Impact : High
How do you know it’s time for the next step in your company’s growth? It’s a big question. Our five-step guide will help refine your thinking.

ACTION PLANS are a structured list of steps designed to help you approach tackling a particular business challenge.

  • We explain why each step is important
  • Customise by setting your own completion dates and assign tasks
  • Helpful tools are provided for certain steps
  • A downloadable PDF version of each action plan is available


An introduction to figuring out when it’s the right time to invest in your business

Getting the timing of investment decisions right makes all the difference to whether a business prospers. But how do you know when it’s the right time?

GUIDES break a challenge down, providing important context and real-world experiences.

  • Based on SME experiences, not corporate jargon
  • Filled with real-world stories
  • Achievable steps every business can take

Other support that's available

How other businesses have tackled something similar

The questions lots of businesses are trying to answer

What issue is keeping you awake at night? A bit of targeted support is often all you need to overcome those challenges.