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Scottish EDGE Round 12 - Get ready to pitch

The Scottish EDGE fund is a competition that seeks to support up and coming innovative organisations. The competition offers a prize fund of up to £150,000.


Cloud for Business Essentials - DigitalBoost

Your back office and technology requirements need to be secure, scalable and cost-effective. This course will help you discover or improve a strategy to achieve just that.


Business Start Up

A one and a half day business start-up workshop incorporating: business planning, finance, marketing and market research.

Argyll & Bute

Email Marketing (Intermediate) - DigitalBoost

A workshop for people currently using email as part of their digital marketing strategy and who want to improve their understanding of how to boost engagement, conversion and sales.


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.


WordPress – Advanced

On this course we look at selecting and installing themes, security in more depth, extending your WordPress site functionality by selecting and installing plugins and search engine optimisation


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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Family business set to tap into new digital markets

A family business has seen its turnover increase by nearly 10%.

Case study

Funding first for Scottish Borders water purification firm

Scotmas Group secures Business Loans Scotland loan. 

Case study

Friends brew up a treat with new countryside cafe

Friends turn former visitor centre into cafe.

Case study

Craft distillery's spirit set to take off

Fife micro-distillery is producing Scotland’s first eau de vie. 

Case study

Midlothian company takes a bite out of snack market

Healthy Nibbles provides businesses with sweet option

Case study

Redundancy provides mum with design for success

Being made redundant orced Karina Emslie to re-evaluate her career goals.

Case study

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