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Business Start Up

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

Argyll & Bute

LinkedIn for Business (Intermediate) - DigitalBoost

Want to boost your business with LinkedIn? We’ll take you beyond networking by showing you how it can market your products and promote your brand.

Edinburgh

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.

Renfrewshire

Business Start-Up: ICT

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

Aberdeenshire

Mastering Selling Skills

"This course aims to improve your selling skills, thereby increasing sales."

Dumfries & Galloway

Digital Marketing Strategy - DigitalBoost

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

Highland

Business Start-Up: Awareness Seminar

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

Lanarkshire

A Beginner's Guide to Intellectual Property.

"Intellectual property is anything from the words you write, to the designs you create, or the ideas you develop and the brand you use - and protection can include copyright, patenting or trade mark.

Glasgow

Business Start-Up: Finance

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

West Lothian

Business Start-Up: Finance

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

Dundee

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

Business Start-Up: Finance

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

Renfrewshire

WorldHost Principles of Customer Service

Learn skills to deliver a warm and friendly welcome to customers and visitors

Argyll & Bute

Start up Workshop 1: Research and Planning Your Business

This workshop is the first of a 2-part series aimed at people who are planning to start or have just started a business and need to know the basics of what to do.

Ayrshire

Book keeping for VAT Registered Businesses

Book keeping for VAT Registered Businesses

Aberdeen

Digital Marketing Strategy - DigitalBoost

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

Perth & Kinross

Business Start-Up: A Guide To Starting Up A Business

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

Angus

LinkedIn for Business (Intermediate) - DigitalBoost

Want to boost your business with LinkedIn? We’ll take you beyond networking by showing you how it can market your products and promote your brand.

Falkirk

Improve Your Search Engine Ranking

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

Fife

Start Up Awareness & Market Research

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

Dumfries & Galloway

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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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Ayrshire optician has an eye on the future

New owners ensure that Ayrshire optician is moving with the times.

Case study

Hunt for gift led to Perth business

Linda Hodes set up Kids in the City, a children’s clothes and gift shop in Perth earlier this year after spotting a gap in the local market.

Case study

Caithness chocolate maker whips up success

Ruth Falconer set up Caithness Chocolate in Wick five years ago

Case study

Local businesses count on Inverclyde bookkeeping firm

An Inverclyde business owner who worked for IBM for 20 years is now helping small businesses run their enterprises smoothly.

Case study

Ayrshire book business is a global success story

A Geography teacher who has created a series of children’s books which focuses on a family dog visiting European cities is proving to be a hit with readers across the globe.

Case study

Angus business training for success

Paul Barrett set up IED Training Solutions Limited (IED TS) in June last year with his friend Ian Clark

Case study

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