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Guides for business

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Insights for growth

Articles, case studies and advice to help you expand your business.

Start Up- Business Planning/Finance/Marketing

This workshop covers business planning/finance and marketing.


Introduction to Social Media

This workshop will increase your understanding of social media and how it can be used for the benefit of your business.



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.

West Lothian

Strategy and Business Planning

Where is your business now and where should it be going? Are you working flat out in the business and not on it? This workshop will help you review and rethink your strategy.


Business Expenses and Capital Allowances for the Self-Employed

Find out what allowable business expenses are and how to work out your tax allowances.


Time Management

This workshop will help you make more effective use of your time, through efficient time management.


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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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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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