From Scale-up to Unicorn: tackling your barriers to growth

Hosted by BDO LLP

Are you confident that your business strategy will drive growth? Are you one of the 70% of businesses that are only planning nine months ahead, according to our recent study? The same study showed that three quarters of business do not have confidence that their business strategy is future proof.

Strategic planning can make or break the growth and success of your business. Failing to develop a strategy that’s informed by data and insights or not planning beyond 12 months can have serious consequences. Not only can this leave you blind-sided and unprepared to tackle major barriers, it could also leave your business vulnerable to competition and threaten your long-term growth potential.

Turning your vision for your business into a meaningful plan or business strategy can be challenging. You are probably focused on external factors such as markets and developing the right products or services. You may not feel that you have the time to slow down and objectively look across all the areas of the business. Business planning can therefore be hard and feel unusually inward looking.

In this session, you will learn about the importance of taking a data-led approach to assessing business performance and identifying key barriers to growth. We will also introduce our guidebook, aimed at ambitious entrepreneurial businesses that provides practical recommendations and examples of best practice to help you overcome the key challenges to business planning and strategy.

Finally, we also know that finding talent in today’s market can be tough and will touch on the key considerations when casting your recruitment net across borders.



Gareth Jones – Gareth is a Partner in BDO’s National Business Services and Outsourcing team and advises ambitious entrepreneurial, international and growth orientated companies from a broad range of sectors.

Laura Burton – Laura is a Director within BDO’s Expatriate Taxes team based in Leeds and is responsible for delivering expatriate compliance and advisory services to businesses across Yorkshire the North East and North West.

Business Support Services & E-Commerce, Startups
From Scale-up to Unicorn: tackling your barriers to growth
22nd Sep 2022
12:00pm - 2:30pm
Hosted by BDO LLP
BDO Leeds, Central Square, 29 Wellington Street, LS1 4DL

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