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Why scale-ups won’t pay for external advice

Why scale-ups won’t pay for external advice

We draw on over thirty years of experience of identifying and support businesses with growth potential.

We explore why scale-ups are often unwilling to pay for external advice despite the role it plays in enabling them to achieve their growth potential. We also suggest ways in which policymakers can encourage scale-ups to use external advice to overcome their challenges.

Scale-ups form a small but extremely important proportion of all small firms and their rapid rate of growth means that they typically face multiple challenges where external advice could be useful.

Key points covered:

  • Why do scale-ups need external advice?
  • Why don’t commercial models work?
  • Can we encourage scale-ups to invest in external advice?
  • Recommendations for policy makers