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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.

Western Isles

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.

Angus

Producing Engaging Online Content (Intermediate) – DigitalBoost

Producing quality content is an excellent way of helping customers develop a meaningful relationship with your brand, and ultimately boosting sales. Learn to understand, source and measure content.

Clackmannanshire

Beginners Facebook

In this workshop we will demonstrate how to create a Facebook business page from scratch to help you promote your products and services.

Ayrshire

Effective Business Record Keeping

This workshop will help you to run your business finances more efficiently

Moray

Marketing

This workshop will help you create a realistic marketing plan. It is designed to improve how you market your business and increase sales.

East Renfrewshire

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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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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

How Business Gateway helped Jordan and Grant grow their tech venture

Balloch based Ngage Technology is generating interest at home and overseas in its ground-breaking Smart Concierge hospitality app.

Case study

How Business Gateway helped Celia get her social enterprise moving

With support from Business Gateway, East Lothian social enterprise, Hey Girls, is now racing along. 

Case study

How Business Gateway helped Alison create her start-up strategy

When Alison Brown was opening her cake and coffee shop in Newmilns she looked to Business Gateway for help.

Case study

Audiobook opens new market for local author

A former Royal Navy bomb disposal expert has launched his first audiobook.

Case study

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