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Events and workshops

Whatever your business needs, there’s an event near you.

Guides for business

Get your business off the ground.

Insights for growth

Articles, case studies and advice to help you expand your business.

Selling

This workshop will outline the process of selling and how it can be done effectively to maximise the benefit to the business.

Shetland

Marketing Your Business

This workshop will help you create a realistic marketing plan. It is designed to improve how you market your business and increase sales.

Ayr

Business Start-Up: Marketing

This workshop aims to help you identify your customers, understand your competitors and plan an effective marketing strategy.

Aberdeen

Business Start-Up: Awareness Seminar

This workshop aims to make you aware of the various requirements involved in setting up a business.

Inverurie

Social Media

This workshop will increase your understanding of social media and how it can be used for the benefit of your business.

Dundee

Business Start-Up: Awareness Seminar

This workshop aims to make you aware of the various requirements involved in setting up a business.

Perth

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Prepare a business plan for growth

Every successful business regularly reviews its business plan to ensure it continues to meet its needs and responds to variations in the market, the economy and customer base.

Guide

Write a marketing plan

Writing a marketing plan helps you decide which customers to target and how to reach them. A marketing plan includes factors such as: deciding which customers to target; how to reach them and how to win their business.

Guide

Help and support available for your start up

If you run a start-up business as an entrepreneur, you may be able to get extra support if you’re a woman, over 50, disabled, from a minority ethnic group, young or on a low income.

Guide

Grants: the basics

Grants can help you fund a specific project. Grants usually cover only part of the total costs involved, so you will probably need to provide match funding alongside any grant.

External resource

New Enterprise Allowance

If you’re getting Jobseeker’s Allowance and can show that you have a business idea that could work, you can apply for New Enterprise Allowance.

External resource

Support for innovation, research and development

If you plan to research and develop new products or services, you may be able to get funding for R&D, tax credits or support from the government.

Guide

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Need advice on length of service and disciplinary action?

Why is length of service important to the process?

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Need advice on setting up a CRM?

CRM system, what is this and how do I get one?

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Need advice on digital marketing?

Digital marketing strategy and its benefits explained.

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Hebridean Sea Salt

After we helped Hebridean Sea Salt to secure £364,000 of funding, they were able to expand the business and take on new staff.

Case study

Echo Living

We helped Sam Booth develop his business plan. Now Echo Living is set to launch the latest version of their acclaimed modular home at ‘Grand Designs Live’ in London.

Case study

The Big Cheese Making Kit

Ailsa Proverbs spotted a gap in the market for cheese-making kits as gifts. We helped her with business planning and the development of a sustainable growth strategy.

Case study

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