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2 Day Start Your Own Business

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

Highland

Marketing Your Business

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

Renfrewshire

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.

Edinburgh

Becoming an Employer

Taking the fear out of employing!

Aberdeen

Keep your Business Safe Online (Cyber Security Essentials) - DigitalBoost

Find out how to take some simple steps to reduce your chances of being hacked and also how to minimise the impact if your business does suffer a cyber attack.

Edinburgh

Business Start-Up: Finance

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

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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Fruit and veg business takes root on Isle of Lewis

A former asset manager and his wife set up an organic fruit and vegetable farm on the Isle of Lewis.

Case study

Investment helps filmmaker build future for her business

Filmmaker and artist builds creative haven on the Isle of South Uist.

Case study

Young entrepreneur devises program for business success

High-flying young entrepreneur Stewart Gray has launched a software company.

Case study

Glasgow technology business motivated to make recruiting easier

Kenny Maclean created a new app designed to help people working in healthcare quicker access to jobs.

Case study

Investment helps firm cement foundations in Fife

A Fife civil engineering business is investing £440k to build a new head office.

Case study

Fife business powers up for growth

PeachyKeen designs equipment that uses human movement to power it.

Case study

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