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2 Day Start Your Own Business

This is a 2 Day Workshop incorporating: Business Planning, Finance, Marketing & Market Research

Highland

Employing People

This one day workshop will assist small businesses to deal with important employment issues and operate simple and effective employment practice

Shetland

Business Start-Up: Finance

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

Aberdeenshire

Digital Marketing Strategy - DigitalBoost

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

Midlothian

Business Start-Up: Awareness Seminar

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

Lanarkshire

A Beginner's Guide to Intellectual Property.

"Intellectual property is anything from the words you write, to the designs you create, or the ideas you develop and the brand you use - and protection can include copyright, patenting or trade mark.

Glasgow

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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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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

Aspiring local actress secures tasty new role

An aspiring local actress living is looking to write her own script for business success. 

Case study

Next stop Footdee Beach for Aberdeen's first bus cafe

Ramona Obafemi has transform a double-decker bus into a café.

Case study

Marvel-lous contract is good sign for Edinburgh business

Avengers blow up Edinburgh business' handiwork.

Case study

TV Series gives Argyllshire viking jewellery global boost

An Argyllshire business that produces Viking jewellery based on archaeological finds has seen sales increase.

Case study

Physio's handiwork creates business success

A former physiotherapist with a lifelong love of sewing has set up her own business designing handmade bags.

Case study

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