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Managing Rapid Growth

Host: Nottingham Trent University
Venue: Broadway Cinema
Date: Tuesday 13th November, 2018
Time: 9:30am - 4pm
Cost: free

Event details

As a sole-trader or small business owner, you need to understand what is expected of you as the size of your operations expand. As well as registering with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), a growing business may also require you to take on  new costs and responsibilities. These can include things like increasing the size of your workforce, or moving to bigger premises.

This workshop will support your understanding of managing this transition and the steps you need to take to prevent disruption as your operating costs increase.

Expect to understand:

  • what it means to take on new employees or premises.
  • your VAT responsibilities
  • implications of becoming VAT registered
  • how you can manage growth to handle new costs.


Managing Rapid Growth is part of the Elevator series run by The Big House programme. This free workshop is specifically for creative and digital small-to-medium businesses based in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire. Get the support you need to grow by joining us on our next events:

  • Business Model Canvas
  • Marketing 101
  • Employing for the First Time
  • Building Stronger Sales
  • Embedding Innovation in your Business

Not sure if your business is creative or digital? See our eligibility criteria and definitions. Any queries?  Contact us at or call 0115 848 4297.

The Big House

Supported by the European Regional Development Fund, The Big House project provides free support for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire-based creative and digital businesses.

From developing potential business ideas, nurturing start-ups and new entrepreneurs, to working with established businesses wanting to grow, our partner network provides specialist support. You can access grants, 1-2-1 mentoring, networking events and workshops to help build contacts, skills and knowledge to succeed.

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