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SME guide to success

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are uniquely well placed to react to the challenges presented by COVID-19.

Based on independent research, we have developed six actionable rules for success that will empower all aspects of your business to adapt to the new reality.

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Is your business ready for life after lockdown?

Small businesses will be the driving force behind the UK’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

To support businesses through this period, Allica Bank has produced an independent report in partnership with the Centre for Economics & Business Research (CEBR). We have identified six key business drivers that will empower SMEs to succeed in a post-COVID world, backed up with expert analysis and actionable solutions.

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Real, practical solutions

Our six rules for success will help prepare your business for what lies ahead.

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Get exclusive analysis and advice from Allica Bank experts, and free downloadable assets to help.

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Data from real businesses

We surveyed over 1,000 leading UK businesses to gauge their drivers of success.

Six Rules for SME Success

No two businesses are the same. But there are many things that successful businesses have in common. Here are our six rules for success, based on research into 1,000 leading small and medium-sized businesses, along with actionable insight and downloadable assets to help.

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1. Hold regular training

Your employees are one of your most valuable assets. Regular training can enhance their skills, improve morale and boost retention.

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2. Focus on innovation

Innovation can spur growth and reduce risk. That’s probably why our research revealed it as the strongest driver of a business’s success.

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3. Have a vision

Companies need a vision to define where they want to be. But for it to really mean anything, you need to be accountable to it.

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4. Expand your reach

There are plenty of ways to expand into new markets. Doing so can boost revenue and diversify your customer base.

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5. Reinvest in your business

Deciding how much to invest back into your business is tough. But doing so effectively can offer a real chance for success.

Find out how

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6. Explore your network

Leading a business can be a lonely experience. And you can’t be expected to know everything. Reach out to resources around you for support.

Find out how

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Who are Allica Bank

Expert Banking for Business Britain.

At Allica Bank, we do business banking a little differently. We’re a bank designed specifically to serve the needs of small and medium-sized businesses.

By combining modern technology and human relationships, we’ve built a bank that is truly dedicated to empowering small and medium-sized businesses to succeed.

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“Your long-term vision defines where you want your business to be, while your business plan lays out how you’re going to get there. In times of uncertainty, you may need to change your business plan to fit the circumstances. But never forget what you ultimately set out to do.”

Toby Mason
Chief Operating Officer at Allica Bank

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