Tendering, Procurement & supplying the public sector
This workshop aims to make you aware of the various requirements involved in setting up a business.
This workshop aims to give you the knowledge to recognise where information technology can help you operate more effectively.
This is a short overview of the elements to a successful website and how an online content management tool can help. Also includes a practical workshop with hands on…
Isle of Benbecula
This workshop will help you create a robust business plan.
A series of 6 half day workshops that will build and develop the skills and confidence of both existing managers and staff members who are new to management roles,…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new deli is helping young people in Peebles learn how to turn the food they’ve grown, into produce they can sell.
Steve Robertson set up Saltire Security in 2009 and since then has grown the company steadily. Now, he shares with us the story behind the business.
A personal trainer who set up her own military style fitness business is already working with around 100 clients who are aiming to get fit and healthy this summer.
When Bryony Grant and Paul Matthews met as teenagers while working weekend jobs at a local jewellers in Broadford, they never imagined that 15 years later they would be engaged and owning the shop they met in.
An Ayrshire entrepreneur has combined his knowledge of art and technology to create the first digital marketplace for artists to build their careers.
A former soldier has opened his first restaurant in Aberdeen.
Scottish business case studies
When John Jackson launched Braw Beard Oils in 2013 little did he realise his business would spark a friendship with the lead singer of one of the world’s biggest rock bands
Shetland’s only tannery has hit the right note with the American market thanks to its clever use of social media.
Grangemouth based Edinmore Contracts Ltd is now firmly established as a leader in its field.
Embracing new technology has helped a Drymen-based engineering business enter new markets and secure new clients.
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