Scale your business

If you are looking to take your existing business to the next stage you are in the right place! As well as helping you start your dream business, here at Enterprise Nation, we are also on hand to help you grow. The Scale Up Institute released a 2017 report which highlights these are the key barriers UK business owners face when trying to scale:

  • Accessing good talent
  • Accessing UK and international markets
  • Building your leadership capacity
  • Getting the right amount of bank and equity finance to grow
  • Navigating infrastructure using technology

On this page you'll find events and content to help take you to the next level. 

ScaleUp Series - intimate evening talks with entrepreneurs for just £10 (or £7.50 for Enterprise Nation members)

In 2018, we've partnered with O2 Business and The Office Group to deliver a series of five inspiring talks with entrepreneurs who have successfully scaled. These intimate evening events provide a relaxed atmosphere for you to hear stories, top tips and for you to ask plenty of questions. 

Scale your business: An evening with Praveen Vijh, co-founder, Eat Natural - Monday 23 April, Thomas House Lounge, London 

With no knowledge of manufacturing or cooking, Praveen Vijh made a bold move with co-founder Preet Gawal in 1997 to set-up what is today one of the UK's most successful health food companies. Today their bars and cereals are sold in all major UK supermarkets and the brand exports globally into key markets including the Netherlands and Scandinavia. They employ near on 300 artisans to create their healthy delights.

Join Praveen on 23 April

Scale your business: An evening with Nigel Whiteoak, founder, LoveCrafts - Wednesday 16 May, Stanley Building, London

In 2012, Edward, Cherry and Nigel launched LoveCrafts after watching the makers they love search endlessly for inspiration and materials online. They were motivated by one simple goal: to build a community that would support and unite makers worldwide, a home where they can be inspired, connect, share and create. Today they have over 80 staff and customers in 97 countries.

Join Nigel on 16 May

Scale your business: An evening with Dhiraj Mukherjee, founder of Shazam - Monday 9 July, Tintagel House, London

Shazam was founded by four entrepreneurs in 1999. It's a smartphone app that gives you the name and artist behind the music playing around you. When it launched in 2002, Shazam had 1m songs on its database and took 15 seconds to process a user’s request.Today, it can take as little as two seconds to comb through 30m songs and can cope with remixes, background noise and cover-band versions. The company took 15 years to meet profitability and in 2016 it was valued at $1bn.

Join Dhiraj on 9 July

Scale your business: An evening with Alicia Navarro, CEO & founder, Skimlinks - Monday 24 September, Thomas House Lounge, London

Skimlinks is the leading content monetisation service for online publishers. The company works with thousands of sites around the world: blogs, newspapers, content sites, blogging platforms, forums, social shopping and web apps. Skimlinks helps sites earn referral income from the content they write, without requiring any effort, resource, or change to current processes. It's a completely automated solution, with no impact on user experience or editorial integrity. 

Join Alicia on 24 September

Scale your business: An evening with John Roberts, founder of - Monday 12 November, Tintagel House, London

In the year 2000, John Roberts was in the pub with his friend, who bet him £1 that he couldn't sell appliances online and so he took up the challenge! In 2014 the company was voted number four in the Times 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work for and won the Customer Service Initiative award at the Oracle Retail Week Awards. The company went on to float on the London Stock Exchange.

Join John on 12 November

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ScaleUp 2018 - a one day conference

On 10 December 2018, we'll be running our third annual ScaleUp conference at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. This one-day event will see a whole host of entrepreneurs and experts take to the stage to help 150 business owners grow their business. Grab your ticket below

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