Ways to grow your business

If growing is one of your business objectives, identify activities that maximize the return on your investments, and take time to plan your implementation strategy.

Focus on the kind of growth you can realistically manage, rather than on trying to achieve everything at the same time.

There are many activities to consider.

  • Use design in your business
    Find out how design can benefit your business, from product to business strategy development, and how to manage the process and measure its success.
  • Exporting and importing
    Selling or investing abroad? Buying from foreign suppliers? Find information to help you operate internationally.
  • R&D and innovation
    Innovate to get new products and services to market or improve your business processes.
  • Increase sales
    Discover ways to increase sales and target new markets.
  • Implement new or improved business operation processes
    Evaluate your business processes to find ways to improve productivity and reduce your costs.
  • Form partnerships or buy another business
    Find out about the growth advantages you can achieve by setting up a joint venture or buying or merging with another business.
  • Franchise your business
    Do you have a successful business that could be easily replicated? Discover franchising as a means of growing your business.
  • Fast Lane program
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    You may be eligible for up to $5,000 worth of support for business scale-up services from the Speedway — Fast Lane program.
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