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The law on workplace pensions has changed to make it easier for people to save for a pension. Every employer in the UK will have a legal obligation to help more of their workers save for retirement.
This course aims to impart the skills necessary to effectively manage financial records, credit and cash flow.
"A one day business start-up workshop incorporating: business planning, finance, marketing and market research."
Argyll & Bute
A workshop for businesses that already use Twitter as part of their digital marketing strategy, and wish to produce more engaging content, reach a wider audience and measure the effectiveness.
This workshop unlocks Google analytics so you can clearly see where your website traffic is coming from and why, transforming your website’s effectiveness.
Argyll & Bute
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.
A Dunoon potter who makes hand thrown ceramics inspired by her surroundings has shops and galleries throughout the area
Redunancy provides an opportunity to launch new business.
Glamping destination provides chance to bed down in one of four unique wooden pods.
A Finsbay chocolatier has almost quadrupled weekly production.
Moderinising a dental practice helped Chris Pritchard set up a thriving business.
A love of fashion inspired Amanda Latham to become a personal stylist.
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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