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

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Insights for growth

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

Social Media

This workshop will increase your understanding of social media and how it can be used for the benefit of your business.

Lanarkshire

Business Start-Up: Awareness Seminar

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

Aberdeen

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.

Fife

Business Start-Up: Awareness Seminar

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

Renfrewshire

Business Start-Up: Awareness Seminar

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

East Renfrewshire

Business Start-Up: Awareness Seminar

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

Falkirk

Business Start-Up: Marketing

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

East Renfrewshire

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.

Lanarkshire

eCommerce (Intermediate) – DigitalBoost

A valuable workshop detailing practical steps that will help you increase the effectiveness of your eCommerce presence so you can grow your business.

Glasgow

Business Start-Up: Finance

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

Aberdeen

eCommerce (Intermediate) – DigitalBoost

A valuable workshop detailing practical steps that will help you increase the effectiveness of your eCommerce presence so you can grow your business.

Edinburgh

Website Data Analytics - DigitalBoost

This workshop unlocks Google analytics so you can clearly see where your website traffic is coming from and why, transforming your website’s effectiveness.

Falkirk

Mastering Selling Skills

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

Dumfries & Galloway

PR on a Shoestring

This workshop explores how businesses can generate maximum publicity for themselves with minimum spend.

Fife

Business Start-Up: Awareness Seminar

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

Stirling

Start your Own Business

This is a 2 Day Business Start-Up Workshop incorporating: Business Planning, Finance, Marketing & Market Research

Highland

Business Start-up: Getting Started

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

Dundee

An Introduction To Running Your New Business

An informal session where you can find out more about starting up in self employment.

Fife

Tax and VAT

Find out how tax and VAT affects your business

Lanarkshire

Business Start-Up: Business Planning

This workshop will help you create a robust business plan.

Aberdeenshire

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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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Jewellery business continues to sparkle

When Mhairi MacDonald’s gran came over to visit her from Australia and showcased her jewellery making skills, it wasn’t long before the mum-of-two was hooked.

Case study

All aboard for Saltcoats' Cafe at the Station

With support from Business Gateway Tricia Smith's Saltcoats café is now welcoming a host of regulars from across Ayrshire and beyond.

Case study

Gallery puts Caithness company in the frame

Barbara Cowan set up Coo’s Tail Gallery in Thurso last year.

Case study

New Campbeltown business sparks into life

A former engineer within the oil and gas industry has returned home to Campbeltown to set up his own business.

Case study

Orkney business sets sights on future growth

Kyloe Partners just started trading a few months ago, but already the Kirkwall based software development business has built a 12 strong workforce.

Case study

Louise draws on experience to launch new business

With support from Business Gateway Louise Clifford found her way through the start-up maze.

Case study

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