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Business Start-Up: ICT

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

Dunfermline

Social Media - What you need to know for business

Social media can be a tool for driving engagement and sales. But if not handled correctly, it can waste your time, money and even damage your reputation.

Kirkintilloch

Business Start-Up: Business Planning

This workshop will help you create a robust business plan.

Selkirk

Business Start-Up: Business Planning

This workshop will help you create a robust business plan.

Inverurie

Business Start-Up: Marketing

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

Perth

Business Start-Up: Finance

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

Aberdeen

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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

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.

Guide

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Family business is cut above the rest

Embracing new technology has helped a Drymen-based engineering business enter new markets and secure new clients.

Case study

Grangemouth business looks to build on success

Grangemouth based Edinmore Contracts Ltd is now firmly established as a leader in its field.

Case study

America embraces Shetland's only tannery

Shetland’s only tannery has hit the right note with the American market thanks to its clever use of social media.

Case study

Need advice on length of service and disciplinary action?

Why is length of service important to the process?

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Need advice on setting up a CRM?

CRM system, what is this and how do I get one?

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Need advice on digital marketing?

Digital marketing strategy and its benefits explained.

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