At RJF Accounting, we speak with businesses of all shapes and sizes, from new startups and freelancers to large companies with hundreds of employees. However, the one thing all businesses have in common is the desire to scale up their offerings and make more profit; that is what we are all in business for – to make money! 

Some businesses hit a plateau and cannot seem to move the needle higher or are put off attempting to scale their business for fear of harming their business. 

When scaling your business or researching ways to do it, it is essential to remember that one size does not fit all, and what works for one business might not fit with yours or the industry in which you operate. However, some basics can help any business to scale up. 

This blog post will break down our top tips for scaling your business, what you need to look out for, and some best practices to aid you in doing it the right way. 

6 Tips and Tricks for Scaling Your Business

Focus on the End Goal

A common barrier for business owners wanting to scale is focusing too much on where they are now and not enough on where they want to be. If you plan to retire by the time you are 40 with £10 million in the bank – focus on how you can get there, not where your business is now. Of course, knowing where your business is, and its current limitations are essential, but it should not prevent you from growing. 

Focusing on the end goal will allow you to set targets, research ideas on how to get the growth you need and even make you look at your current business structure and how savings could be made to help with development and growth. 

Learn From Competitors

Learning from your competitors can be a valuable strategy for businesses. By studying what your competitors are doing, you can gain insight into the market and identify areas where you can improve your own products or services. Every industry sector has success stories, from rags to riches or riches to rags. Gaining insight into what worked for them and what didn’t can be as valuable as cold hard cash. 

Competitor research can also help you to spot gaps in the market that might be viable to expand into either now or in the future. 

The Key to Success is Preparation

As your business begins to expand and grow, it is essential to be aware of potential weaknesses that may become evident. These weaknesses can include IT systems, processes, cash flow, team dynamics, and supply chain issues. It is crucial to consider how scaling up will impact your company carefully and to ensure that your processes are robust and able to support growth. Failing to do so can result in obstacles and setbacks that may hinder your business’s success. It is crucial to be prepared and to address any potential weaknesses before moving forward with expansion plans.

Stick To Your Business Values

It is essential to protect and defend your business values. These values have likely contributed to your success up to this point, and it is crucial to ensure that they are not compromised as your business scales up. By preparing for growth challenges and staying true to your values, you can set yourself up for continued success.

As your business grows and expands, it is important to be prepared for the many changes and challenges you may face. Your time and attention will be pulled in many different directions, and it is crucial to be ready for this shift. 

Seek Outside Expertise as Needed

No one is an expert at everything a business needs to scale, and seeking professional assistance when required should form part of the process. Hiring new employees may not always be the best solution for your business. In some cases, it may be more effective to outsource tasks and functions to specialized companies or individuals. Additionally, it is important to recognize when it is necessary to delegate responsibility and free up your own time to focus on the growth and development of your business. By staying focused on the big picture and utilising outside expertise as needed, you can ensure the best outcomes for your company.

Monitor Your Progress

Even if you have taken the necessary steps to set your business up for growth, you may still encounter challenges along the way. It is essential to be proactive and identify potential issues before they become significant problems. One way to do this is by setting up alerts and monitoring key indicators, such as your financial performance and cash flow. You can prevent minor issues from escalating and harming your business by staying tuned to these metrics and taking action when necessary.

How Can RJF Accounting Help? 

The team here at RJF Accounting are experts in helping you scale your business. We can assist with everything from investor relations to tax advice and everything in between! We have helped launch startups, create new business opportunities and even helped businesses save thousands of pounds by assisting them to spot cost savings. 

If you plan to scale your business or are looking for growth opportunities, why not speak to the team today? You can call the team on 0161 5040629 or email us at to see if we can help you get your plans off the ground! We are open Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm!