Running your business

Grow your business

Royal Bank of Scotland Business Banking is available to eligible customers, over 18 who have the right to be self-employed in the UK.

Ready, steady, grow

Looking at your cash flow is one of the best ways to understand your business and what it needs to move forward, whether that’s funding from investors or a loan.

Forecasting your cash flow

This simple Excel template helps you forecast and manage your cash flow and plan your business cash reserves. Use it to work out if you can adjust your costs to make your cash last longer.

Get your business investment ready

Show any investor why you’re worth their investment. Our tips for getting your business investment-ready mean that if an opportunity comes knocking, you’ll be able to make the most of it.

Business finance options

You might need a combination of a bank loan and finance from somewhere else to grow your business. Discover the finance options we could provide and how they can help.

Change is good

Often when you’re starting out it’s hard to think what your business will look like in a month, three months, or even a year from now. You could think about employing and paying staff, changing your relationship with your customers or developing your business offer.

How to employ (and pay) staff

How do you find people, decide what to pay them and then manage them? There are legal aspects to think about too. Our step-by-step guide takes you through some of the basics.

Connect with your customers

Your customers should be your top business priority. Pick up some tips on the best ways to communicate, and ideas for offering added value to the people who can make or break your business.

Take card payments online

Make business easier by taking online payments anywhere, any time. Tyl can do that for you, making you and your customers happy.

Fees apply. See website for T&Cs.

The future of your business

As your business grows, it’s a great time to start collaborating with other businesses, learning from others and expanding your business network.

Join our business community

Chat to other people running their own businesses and grow your confidence with our Business Builder tool. Use it to take your business forward with online events, support and a friendly community.

Women in Business network

If you’re a woman with a business, then we’ve got a network of over 500 specialists ready to help you and your business succeed. From every day business questions to support, we can help.

Stay ahead of the curve

You want your business to grow, and we do too. Our professional team can give you one-to-one mentoring and support when you need it. There’s also a programme of events to give you a boost.

Our quick guide to setting up and running your business

We’ve pulled together lots of tips for business owners to help you start, run and grow your business – bookmark it, or print it out so you can see where you are and what your next tasks will be.

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