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

Mastering Selling Skills

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

Fife

Tax and VAT

Find out how tax and VAT affects your business

Lanarkshire

Improve your Search Engine Ranking

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

Lanarkshire

Be Your Own Boss Roadshow – Leven

"Our ‘Be Your Own Boss’ Roadshow is running at a range of venues in Fife and aims to give you the help you need to become self-employed and start your own business."

Fife

Business Start-Up: Business Planning

This workshop will help you create a robust business plan.

Glasgow

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

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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

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Our six top tips

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018. Here are our six top tips on things SME’s need to be doing right now to prepare for GDPR.

Guide

Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS)

On 1 April 2017, HMRC launched the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS) online look up service allowing those who purchase alcohol for onward sale or supply to check that their UK wholesaler is registered.

Guide

Preparing for the new £1 coin

The new pound coin will be introduced in March 2017 and businesses which handle cash will need to prepare this.

Guide

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Cake maker set to whip up a right royal treat for Aberdeen's elderly

An Aberdeen cake maker set to make the Royal wedding special for Aberdeen’s elderly.

Case study

Healthy science at the heart of chocolate venture

A scientist who worked in cancer research has used his biochemistry skills to create a healthier chocolate bar.

Case study

New role isn't child's play for Inverurie mum

An Inverurie business amasses over thousands of likes on Facebook a month before opening.

Case study

Game on as Fife business kicks off Futsal franchise across Scotland

A Fife-business is helping nearly 400 children learn Futsal.

Case study

Whisky provides barrels of success for Fife business

New manufacturing base provides space to make gifts from whisky barrels.

Case study

Pizzeria is dream come true for Angus cook

Sandie Wilkie set up Nonna’s Gourmet Pizza Co in Montrose, offering a true taste of Italy to customers across Angus.

Case study

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