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2 Day Business Start Up Workshop

"Over the 2 Days you will understand the need for a Business Plan in starting and running a successful business, be able to describe your business and learn how to present your plan."

East Lothian

Business Start-Up: Marketing

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

Clackmannanshire

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.

Stirling

Practical Business Bookkeeping

This practical based course will assist new and existing small business owners who have little or no previous bookkeeping experience in developing a bookkeeping system that is suitable for their needs

Ayrshire

Business Start-Up: Awareness Seminar

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

Perth & Kinross

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.

Glasgow

Start Up Finance & Planning

"This workshop will help you get to grips with working the basics of running your business, making sure that everything is in place for your start date and ensuring that your business has the best cha

Dumfries & Galloway

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.

Dundee

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.

Aberdeenshire

Start your Own Business

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

Moray

Marketing

This workshop will help you create a realistic marketing plan

Orkney

2 Day Business Start Up Workshop

"Over the 2 Days you will understand the need for a Business Plan in starting and running a successful business, be able to describe your business and learn how to present your plan."

Midlothian

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.

Scottish Borders

Business Start-Up: ICT

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

Clackmannanshire

Networking Skills

This workshop will equip you with the networking skills necessary to build effective networks.

Lanarkshire

PR on a Shoestring

​The workshop looks at what PR is and how businesses can maximise their publicity with minimal spend.

Falkirk

Practical Business Bookkeeping

This practical based course will assist new and existing small business owners who have little or no previous bookkeeping experience in developing a bookkeeping system that is suitable for their needs

Ayrshire

Mastering Selling Skills

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

Dumfries & Galloway

Business Start-Up: Finance

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

Lanarkshire

A Less Taxing Approach To Auto Enrolment

We are delighted to invite you to the first of our new series of free information seminars:A less taxing approach to auto enrolment and creating a benefit for you and 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.

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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Growth plans are on the menu for Carradale business owners

A couple who bought a restaurant in Carradale three years ago are now hoping to expand the business

Case study

Academy is a belter of a business

Linda and Steve Weir set up Weir Black Belt Academy, based in Elgin, in 2011 offering a mix of martial art and fitness classes.

Case study

Programmed for success

Developing software product used around the world inspired Allan Jardine to launch a business.

Case study

Moray jewellery sparkles

Joanne Charlish set up her first business ten years ago and followed up with Poppy Jewellery last year. Here, she shares with us the story behind her business.

Case study

Culinary entrepreneur whisks up more Parisian delights

An Edinburgh macaron business has invested in a new manufacturing base.

Case study

Perth business leads the way in doggy day care

James Todd set up Perth Pet Care a doggy day care centre, after 35 years of working in the oil and gas industry.

Case study

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