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This workshop will focus on developing a strong foundation on which to build your business. You will learn tools to develop confidence manage your time effectively and…
This workshop aims to give an introduction to the role of finance in business.
Find out how to register your business with HMRC, what is meant by employment status and the different classes of NI contributions.
This workshop aims to help you identify your customers, understand your competitors and plan an effective marketing strategy.
The 2 Day Business Start-Up Workshop incorporates: Business Planning, Finance, Marketing & Market Research
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…
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 chance email led Alison and Jonathan Aspden to shelve their emigration plans and open a community café and post office in Aberdeenshire.
Extracting DNA from fruit, making slime and watching custard powder explode are just some of the ways scientist Lindsay Murphy’s business is helping engage children with science.
One of Scotland’s top fitness experts, Alan Strachan, has invested a six-figure sum to rebrand his boutique gym and open a luxury day spa in Hamilton.
After investing his own money to convert 27 Bank Street, Lochgelly, this accredited and experienced celebrant opened his own business, John Gilfillan Funeral Directors, in May.
Merging their businesses has helped two Borders entrepreneurs establish a full-service marketing agency that is projecting a fourfold increase in turnover next year.
A chance conversation 18 months ago provided Kathleen O’Donnell with the perfect formula for her own business.
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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