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This workshop is the second of a 2-part series. You will leave this workshop with an understanding of the skills you need and the actions you need to take to market and manage your business.
This course is designed for those who are looking to create a working model for their business or enhance their current business model.
This one day workshop is designed for new sole traders and small businesses
A half day workshop that will build and develop the skills and confidence of both existing managers and staff members who are new to management roles, giving practical examples and experience.
Discover how to use IT systems to help you run your business effectively.
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.
Craig Horne set up Oakwood Bathrooms, suppliers and installers of bathrooms and tiles earlier this year
Spotting a gap in the market helped a conference and events organiser launch her own business.
A local company aims to build 100 toilets in Africa this year.
A Cumbernauld company secures a funding package worth £240k.
The Coffee Perch bring afternoon tea to your doorstep.
A Cumbernauld catering company has seen a 40% hike in online enquires following a website revamp.
Scottish business case studies
An Edinburgh macaron business has invested in a new manufacturing base.
An Orkney based software development company has undergone a rapid expansion since launching last year.
This gin maker is set to increase the production five-fold in time for the festive rush.
A Stirling business has seen its turnover increase by 80%
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