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Mastering Selling Skills

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

Fife

Women into Business: Selling and Presenting

This workshop aims to give you the skills to present and sell effectively.

Stirling

Facebook for Business (Intermediate) – 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.

Shetland

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

Branding and IPR

This workshop will show established businesses, that meet certain eligibility criteria, how to build a successful brand and know your IP rights. *To book: Call 01463 713889

Highland

Business Start-Up: Business Planning

This workshop will help you create a robust business plan.

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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Fife mum whips up vegan bakery

When her son developed severe food allergies, Louise Baxter began whipping up birthday cakes he could enjoy.

Case study

Husband and wife raise a glass to business success

Harbro Events was started like many good ideas are - after a good few drams of whisky. 

Case study

Couple plate up success with vegan clientele

A new café in Falkirk has become a hub for the vegan community.

Case study

Business helps breathe new life into Carly's career

Using HypnoBirthing™ techniques in labour inspired Carly to re-train.

Case study

Former civil servant unlocks new career

Falkirk residents will shortly be able to break their way out of a post-apocalyptic world.

Case study

Family mould new future by firing up former pottery

One of the most famous potteries on the Outer Hebrides has re-opened its doors.

Case study

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