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Events and workshops

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

Guides for business

Get your business off the ground.

Insights for growth

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

Start Up Day Workshop

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

Aberdeen

Producing Engaging Online Content (Intermediate) – Digital Boost

Producing quality content is an excellent way of helping customers develop a meaningful relationship with your brand, and ultimately boosting sales. Learn to understand, source and measure content.

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.

Ayrshire

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.

East Lothian

Management Masterclass - Delivering the Service

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

Shetland

Trading Online

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

East Dunbartonshire

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.

Fife

Business Start-Up: Finance

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

Aberdeenshire

Effective Business Record Keeping

This workshop will help you to run your business finances more efficiently and ensure you are compliant with tax law

Highland

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

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.

Aberdeen

Pop up Business Gateway - Maybole

Pop in and meet one of our business advisers for advice on starting or growing a business at our Business Gateway Roadshows.

Ayrshire

Facebook for Business - DigitalBoost

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.

Argyll & Bute

Business Start-Up: Business Planning

This workshop will help you create a robust business plan.

Glasgow

Mastering Selling Skills

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

Dumfries & Galloway

Fresh ways to fund the Business

Fresh ways to fund the Business

Lanarkshire

Business Start-Up: Business Planning

This workshop will help you create a robust business plan.

Lanarkshire

Business Start-Up: Finance

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

Stirling

Business Start-Up: Finance

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

Dundee

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.

Angus

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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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Moray bathroom company flush with success

Craig Horne set up Oakwood Bathrooms, suppliers and installers of bathrooms and tiles earlier this year

Case study

A gap in the market kept Heather on track

Spotting a gap in the market helped a conference and events organiser launch her own business.

Case study

Local company flushed with pride

A local company aims to build 100 toilets in Africa this year.

Case study

Funding helps Lanarkshire firm cut out a new future

A Cumbernauld company secures a funding package worth £240k.

Case study

Delivery business is the perfect cup of tea

The Coffee Perch bring afternoon tea to your doorstep.

Case study

New website helps catering company rise to the top

A Cumbernauld catering company has seen a 40% hike in online enquires following a website revamp. 

Case study

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