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Events and workshops

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

Guides for business

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Insights for growth

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

Improve Your Search Engine Ranking

This workshop aims to improve your understanding of how search engines prioritise results.

Lanarkshire

Advertising and Promotion

This workshop will give you the knowledge and skills you need to identify the best methods of promotion for your business and to produce an advertising plan to boost sales.

Fife

Business Expenses and Capital Allowances for the Self-Employed

Find out what allowable business expenses are and how to work out your tax allowances.

Fife

Business Start-Up: Business Planning

This workshop will help you create a robust business plan.

Renfrewshire

Completing your first self assessment

Completing your first self assessment

Lanarkshire

Business Start-Up: ICT

This workshop aims to give you the knowledge to recognise where information technology can help you operate more effectively.

Falkirk

Business Start-Up: Awareness Seminar

This workshop aims to make you aware of the various requirements involved in setting up a business.

Glasgow

Bookkeeping

This workshop aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage your finances and comply with regulatory and legal requirements through a relevant bookkeeping system.

West Dunbartonshire

Start Up- Business Planning/Finance/Marketing

This workshop covers business planning/finance and marketing.

Fife

The Power of Networking

This event will showcase the opportunities networking brings with a chance to hear about the work Entrepreneurial Scotland do for their members. Plus plenty of time to actually network!

Edinburgh

Bookkeeping

This workshop aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage your finances and comply with regulatory and legal requirements through a relevant bookkeeping system.

Scottish Borders

Negotiation Skills

This course aims to improve your negotiation skills when discussing business deals.

Clackmannanshire

Business Start Up

"A one and a half day business start-up workshop incorporating: business planning, finance, marketing and market research."

Argyll & Bute

Trading Online

This workshop aims to enable you to set up and manage an effective online trading presence.

Fife

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.

Edinburgh

Bookkeeping

This workshop aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage your finances and comply with regulatory and legal requirements through a relevant bookkeeping system.

West Lothian

Pricing for Profit

A workshop aimed at those looking to increase the profitability of their business.

Argyll & Bute

Business Start-Up: Marketing

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

Scottish Borders

Business Start-Up: Marketing

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

Aberdeen

Producing Engaging Online Content (Intermediate) – Digital Boost

Producing quality content is an excellent way of helping customers develop a meaningful relationship with your brand, and ultimately boosting sales. Learn to understand, source and measure content.

Ayrshire

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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

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

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

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New platform makes it easy to buy local in the North East

North East businesses can support the local economy with the help of a new website.

Case study

Funding helps Falkirk business branch out

An outdoor learning specialist has secured funding to create more events in 2017.

Case study

Social enterprise creates pattern for success

A social enterprise that arms women with traditional textile skills is looking to establish a permanent manufacturing base in Eyemouth.

Case study

Clackmannanshire business in good shape

Discovering yoga helped Jackie Patterson launch a business that is helping others.

Case study

Student books his place in business community

A young entrepreneur from Dunoon is aiming to help students throughout Scotland save thousands of pounds this academic year.

Case study

New website proves Falkirk mum knows best

A Falkirk mum hopes her new website will become the go-to place for Scottish parents and carers

Case study

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