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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.


Facebook for Business - from Scratch

On this interactive, hands on workshop you’ll discover why Facebook for Business should be part of your marketing strategy, no matter what size your business.

Dumfries & Galloway

Business Start-Up: Finance

This workshop aims to give an introduction to the role of finance in business.


Business Planning Workshop: (Part 1 of 2)

A two part Business Start-Up Workshop incorporating: Business Planning, Finance, Marketing & Market Research

West Dunbartonshire

Social Enterprise: Start-up Awareness

Thinking about setting up a social enterprise? This session will help you decide if Social Enterprise is right for you and your business idea.


Social Media – rise and shine!

Make 2017 the year social media starts to work for your business.

East Dunbartonshire

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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.


Preparing for the new £1 coin

The new pound coin will be introduced in March 2017 and businesses which handle cash will need to prepare this.


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.


Workplace Pensions – Auto Enrolment

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


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App helps business get into gear

Gavin Johnson used his local knowlege to move into the app development business.  

Case study

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

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