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Insights for growth

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Exporting Advice - 1 to 1 with Export Advisor

THIS EVENT CANNOT BE BOOKED ONLINE - Looking for advice on Exporting? Get expert advice from an Export Advisor from SDI


eCommerce (Intermediate) – DigitalBoost

A valuable workshop detailing practical steps that will help you increase the effectiveness of your eCommerce presence so you can grow your business.

Perth & Kinross

eCommerce (Intermediate) – DigitalBoost

A valuable workshop detailing practical steps that will help you increase the effectiveness of your eCommerce presence so you can grow your business.


Facebook for Business (Intermediate) – Digital Boost

This workshop is designed for people who want to deepen their understanding of how Facebook can be used to engage with their target audience in order to boost conversions.


Self Assessment

This workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to Self-Assessment taxation

Dumfries & Galloway

Online Affiliate Marketing

Are you looking to earn commission from recommending and promoting certain products or services?


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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Polaris Learning targets international growth

A north-east training, development and competency management specialist is on course for further growth.

Case study

Business Gateway Lanarkshire helps Cathie deliver her growth plan

With support from Business Gateway Lanarkshire, Trackedlocal, is making a big impression on local businesses.

Case study

Love of outdoors inspires Caithness business

Kate Willis set up Caithness Wildlife Tours in 2015, providing puffin, wildlife, sightseeing and historical site tours.

Case study

Moray creative space continues to flourish

Award-winning artist Charis Edward Wells set up MC3: Creative Spaces earlier this year and is already planning to grow.

Case study

Glasgow business knows code to success

Omar Khan set up No Code in 2015. Here he shares with us the story behind his business.

Case study

Business ensures success for Don Campbell

Starting a business was ‘now or never’ for Highland entrepreneur. 

Case study

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