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Whatever your business needs, there’s a fully funded event near you.

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Insights for growth

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

Business Start Up Weekend Course - 2 day

This 2-day workshop will provide an overview of what is involved in putting together an effective business plan before starting out in business.

Shetland

Outreach & Awareness

Enterprising Rural Perthshire is a new initiative offering support to new and established businesses across Perth and Kinross.

Perth & Kinross

Business Start-Up: Marketing

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

Glasgow

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Lanarkshire

Digital Marketing Strategy - DigitalBoost

Digital marketing can deliver real world business growth, and this workshop will show you a practical strategy for success.

West Dunbartonshire

Strategic Sales Growth

Having a strategic sales strategy in place helps focus efforts in a co-ordinated and structured way, allowing monitoring and refinement and most importantly growth.

Renfrewshire

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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

Business rates and the 2017 revaluation – Scotland

Business rates are charged on most non-domestic properties, such as shops, offices, warehouses, and factories amongst others.

Guide

Workplace Pensions – Auto Enrolment

The law on workplace pensions changed recently. Every employer with at least one member of staff now has new responsibilities.

Guide

Cyber Resilience Toolkit

Technology has revolutionised small and medium sized businesses. It improves efficiency and is a channel to access a national and global base of customers.

Guide

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Biking business gears up for growth

A leading mountain bike tuition company is set to target the corporate market. 

Case study

Caithness florist in full bloom

Sandra Coghill set up Flower Daze, a florist and gift shop based in Bower earlier this year.

Case study

Former fire fighters' new venture takes flight

A former fire fighter of 30 years has turned his lifelong hobby of falconry into a popular business

Case study

Fife business provides a helping hand

Realising he wanted to help young people achieve their goals, Tim Mart launched DotCoach in 2015.

Case study

A plaice for Moray to be proud of

Darren Boothroyd has been running Fochabers Fish Bar with his wife and daughters since 2013 and since that time has won a raft of awards, 

Case study

Greenock artist paints bright new future

A successful Greenock painter is now selling his original art in some of Scotland’s major tourist destinations.

Case study

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