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Business Start-Up: Marketing

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

Inverclyde

Business Start-Up: Awareness Seminar

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

Glasgow

Website Data Analytics - DigitalBoost

"This workshop unlocks data analytics so you can clearly see where your website traffic is coming from and why, transforming your website’s effectiveness."

Fife

Digitise Your Business Processes - DigitalBoost

"This workshop will help you identify a strategy for secure, scalable and cost-effective back office and technology requirements. "

Highland

PAYE For Employers - The Basics

This is targeted at new and potential employers seeking to get to grips with HMRC requirements

West Dunbartonshire

Website Data Analytics - DigitalBoost

"This workshop unlocks data analytics so you can clearly see where your website traffic is coming from and why, transforming your website’s effectiveness."

Stirling

Women into Business 1: Building a Successful Business

This workshop will focus on developing a strong foundation on which to build your business. You will learn tools to develop confidence and manage your time effectively exploring your motivation to ru

Edinburgh

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.

Fife

Intro to Social Media

"This workshop will give you an overview of how you can use sites like Facebook, Twitter and Linked In to interact with your customers to promote and grow your business"

Highland

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.

Midlothian

Developing a Social Media Strategy

This practical and interactive workshop will show you some of the tips and tricks that can make Social Media a business tool

Highland

Business Start-Up: Awareness Seminar

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

Aberdeen

Digitise Your Business Processes - DigitalBoost

This workshop will help you identify a strategy for secure, scalable and cost-effective back office and technology requirements.

East Lothian

Business Start-Up: Awareness Seminar

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

Falkirk

Business Start-Up: ICT

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

Glasgow

Business Start-Up: Business Planning

This workshop will help you create a robust business plan.

Dundee

Build your Own Business Website

"This workshop is aimed at businesses with little or no website experience, but a desire to start building an online presence"

Highland

Newly Self Employed -The Basics

"Find out how to register your business with HMRC, what is meant by employment status and the different classes of NI contributions."

Fife

Digital Marketing Strategy - DigitalBoost

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

Argyll & Bute

Business Start-Up: Finance

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

Orkney

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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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Tayside business sets sights on further growth

Tayside business has seven figure contracts on the horizon.

Case study

New contracts help Stirling business clean up with three year deal

A Stirling business has seen its turnover increase by 80%

Case study

Global deals provide sweet success for Fife business

A Fife business has secured three deals collectively worth in excess of £4.5 million

Case study

Perthshire inn is proving a hit with locals and tourists

With a 300 per cent increase in weekend meals there is no doubt Perthshire restaurant, the Angler’s Inn, has come a long way in the past eighteen months.

Case study

Business idea is on the money

Spotting the right opportunity helped Janet Mclean realise her business dreams.

Case study

New Clackmannanshire business adds up for Lauren Rogers

Redundancy provided Lauren Rogers with the perfect opportunity to launch an accountancy business.

Case study

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