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

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Start Up Day Workshop

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

Aberdeen

Introduction to Social Media

Social Media has grown significantly in recent years and has become a vital part of the marketing mix.

Argyll & Bute

Marketing Your Business

This workshop will help you create a realistic marketing plan. It is designed to improve how you market your business and increase sales.

Lanarkshire

Business Start-Up: Marketing

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

Renfrewshire

Digital Marketing Strategy - DigitalBoost

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

Glasgow

Marketing for Business

A half day practical workshop for anyone new to setting up and running or developing marketing strategies.

Western Isles

Business Start-Up: Finance

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

Edinburgh

Start Up- Business Planning/Finance/Marketing

This workshop covers business planning/finance and marketing.

Fife

Trading Online

This workshop aims to enable you to set up and manage an effective online trading presence.

Aberdeen

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.

Perth & Kinross

Get Real Results From Your Website

This workshop aims to give you the expertise necessary to make your website successful.

Lanarkshire

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."

Edinburgh

Business Start-Up: Finance

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

Dundee

Doing More With Social Media

"Do you already use Social Media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Linked In, but want to know how to use them more effectively to promote and grow your business?"

Argyll & Bute

Auto Enrolment - How it effects your business. The answers and solutions

"Now that the Workplace Pensions law has changed, every employer within the UK has a legal obligation to help more of their workers save for retirement."

Fife

Website Builder Part 1

Learn how to build and manage an attractive and effective website for your business.

Dumfries & Galloway

Business Start-Up: Finance

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

Glasgow

Creating Mail Merges using Word

A half day workshop for anyone who wants to learn how to use MS Word for mail merging.

Western Isles

Completing your first self assessment

Completing your first self assessment

Lanarkshire

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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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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

Entrepreneur gives top marks to exclusive summer school

A North East business woman was handpicked to attend a coveted business summer school.

Case study

Business hits the right key

Spotting a gap in the market helped Sarah go digital.

Case study

Business helps others flourish

Joanna helps spiritual entrepreneurs achieve their business goals. 

Case study

Animal handling business expands into the jungle

The UK’s leading animal handling and entertainment business has opened Falkirk’s newest visitor attraction. 

Case study

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