Starting a business is tough work and the government offers a method of helping businesses navigate a flux market climate. So how does a business become less reliant on government funding? It all comes down to creating the right growth strategy. You must understand that the key to developing an innovative and successful strategy is finding the headroom to think about it, document it and manage it! When building your strategy, it is important to set yourself realistic, achievable and measurable goals. Furthermore, don’t forget to research! It is important that research is conducted in order to help you understand your competition.