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An interactive practical workshop taking you through how to build a basic website for your business. As this event is interactive, please bring along a laptop.
This workshop aims to give you the expertise necessary to make your website successful.
This workshop aims to make you aware of the various requirements involved in setting up a business.
Want to quickly build a relevant fan base or an active email list? Want to generate sales straight away?
This workshop aims to give you the knowledge to recognise where information technology can help you operate more effectively.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Following six years at Historic Scotland Chris Miller decided the time was right to take the plunge and start his own business.
Liz McLaggan and Vicky Gallagher may only have launched their business a few months ago, but already the Renfrewshire pair have picked up a host of clients.
Discovering the visitor centre at Harestanes inspired Rachel Collins to launch a new business.
Former National Youth Dance Company of Scotland member launches dance school.
Branding consultancy helps unique Scottish product get a foothold in Asia.
A Fife business has signed an exclusive deal with a leading chain of opticians.
Scottish business case studies
A Fife business has secured three deals collectively worth in excess of £4.5 million
A Stirling business has seen its turnover increase by 80%
Tayside business has seven figure contracts on the horizon.
Mark Bush set up Summer Harvest Ltd in 2008, selling cold pressed rapeseed oil and dressings from his family farm in Perthshire
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