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Women Into Business

A free networking event and opportunity to meet other women starting a business.Join us at August's Women Into Business Meet Up! A free networking event.

Aberdeen

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.

Angus

Business Expenses - What Can I Claim?

This half day session is designed for Sole Traders/Self Employed persons who wish to find out how Self-Assessment works.

West Lothian

Producing Engaging Online Content

Producing quality content is an excellent way of helping customers develop a meaningful relationship with your brand, and ultimately boosting sales. This workshop will help you understand what kind of

Argyll & Bute

An Introduction to Rapid Prototyping through 3D Printing

During this exciting event, we will explore different facets of rapid prototyping with 3D printing which will give you a real insight into what they can and cannot be used for.

Fife

Management Masterclass - Roles and Responsibilities

A brand new series of Management Masterclasses aimed at individuals taking their first steps into management or supervisory roles.

Shetland

Business Start-Up: ICT

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

East Dunbartonshire

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

Producing Engaging Content – Digital Boost

Producing quality content is an excellent way of helping customers develop a meaningful relationship with your brand, and ultimately boosting sales. This workshop will help you understand what kind of

Fife

Improve Your Search Engine Ranking

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

Lanarkshire

LinkedIn for Business

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.

Clackmannanshire

New Business Essentials

An introduction to business planning, registering your business, finance and marketing

Orkney

Website Builder Part 1

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

Dumfries & Galloway

Business Start-Up: Awareness Seminar

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

Glasgow

Website Builder Part 2

A follow on session for delegates that have completed Website Builder 1

Dumfries & Galloway

Business Start-Up: Business Planning

This workshop will help you create a robust business plan.

Lanarkshire

Business Start-up: Getting Started

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

Dundee

Business Start-Up: Finance

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

East Renfrewshire

Social media for Social Enterprises

This workshop will help you ensure your social media activity is closely aligned to your social enterprises goals. You'll come away from this session with an understanding of how social media can help

Lanarkshire

Build Your Own Website (Part 1)

Introducing WordPress - one of the most popular web building systems used on millions of sites across the world. This work shop will be delivered over 2 half days.

Ayrshire

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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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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

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

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