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Early stage growth

As your business grows, we're here to help you build firm foundations for sustained growth

You're starting to grow         

So, things are moving quickly, which is great news for you and your business. We could support you to manage that growth and help you use that precious investment wisely. 

You've said that you've:

  • an equity investment or grant between £50k and £150k, with some being in the last 2 years.

and/or 

  • been growing at 20% year on year, with a turnover between £250k - £750k 

If that doesn't sound right, then the tool on our high growth page can help you get to the right content for your business instead. 

How can we help?

One of the biggest things that you could make use of right now is our specialist support that's tailored to you. We'll help your business though this stage of growth with a range of support and products designed to get you where you're going.

Relationship Manager

A Relationship Manager (RM) can look at the way your business is run and help you work out things that could change for the better. They'll work to understand where you're going and provide the support and resources to get you there. Contact your RM if you need guidance or call the Businessline team.

Business Builder

Business Builder is a digital tool that could help you validate an idea, find new customers, or explore the funding options available to you. There's also a community, events and support available online 24/7 to help your business take its next steps.

Finance

Whether you're after instant access to cash with a business credit card for day-to-day expenses, or a small business loan to fund a new project, we could help you achieve your goals.

Security may be required. Product fees may apply. Over 18s only. Subject to status, business use only

Learn new digital skills to grow

Help to Grow: Digital is a new government-backed programme that gives you free online support to take your business further. You could also get a discount of up to 50% (worth up to £5000) on approved software, if your business is eligible.

Other ways to grow

Discover Mentor Digital Free

Consultancy services for your business

Mentor's like having a team who are there for you and your business in your back pocket. There's digital help in the form of tools, resources and calculators, from HR to health and safety and employment law.

Fees may apply. 

Take a financial health check

Easily spot ways to learn and grow

Designed to help you gain a better sense of your financial goals, plans and needs. The check is free, confidential and will help you to uncover key areas of focus alongside guidance and support.

Find a grant to suit your business

Grant-finding services from Swoop

Simple, fast and safe, grant-finding service Swoop helps you to identify ways to bring money in from all sorts of sources. There's a handy calculator too, so you can easily see what you'll get. 

Not a customer yet?

We've been supporting businesses for more than 50 years, and helping them grow. Our range of business bank accounts lets you choose from accounts aimed at start-ups and communities, or there's our classic business account. There's no minimum monthly fee and it's easy to bank using our mobile app. 

Available to eligible customers, over 18 who have the right to be self employed in the UK

Services to help your business     

Take payments easily with Tyl

More customers than ever are looking for digital ways to pay for goods and services. Our simple solution, Tyl takes payments in-store, online or over the phone (eligibility and fees apply).

Try FreeAgent accounting software

Used by over 100,000 small businesses to monitor cashflow, send invoices, stay on top of tax and record expenses, you could run your business more efficiently with FreeAgent.

Discover inspiration on our Business Hub

With a range of articles covering all sorts of business hot topics, a couple of minutes reading could help your business to grow. You'll discover guidance, market trends, sector news and lots more. 

Coaching from your peers

Join a small group of other business leaders and an experienced Royal Bank of Scotland Acceleration Manager for our regular sessions that could really take your business places. Covering topics faced by every growing business, they’re geared to give clarity and inspire action.

To take part, you’ll need:

·         investment of £100k and/or £250k annual turnover
·         a minimum of 2 employees
·         to have been trading for at least 12 months

More useful growth ideas

Make sure you're investor ready

For anyone wanting to get investment, our tips and tricks could help you discover new funding opportunities. There's also videos and pitch guides to make sure you're on top form if opportunity comes knocking.

Real time account control with ClearSpend

ClearSpend is a free web and mobile app that lets Commercial Cards customers view their transactions and balances on the go and gives customers complete control of their account in real-time. 

Local Enterprise Managers

Our Local Enterprise Managers (LEM) have all the expertise you need to stay ahead of the curve. There's one-to-one mentoring,  local talks and events to boost your business.