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Web and Social Media Analytics - DigitalBoost

This workshop (previously called Website Analytics) unlocks Google analytics so you can clearly see where your website traffic is coming from and why, transforming your website’s effectiveness.

Highland

Business Start-Up: Business Planning

This workshop will help you create a robust business plan.

Renfrewshire

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.

Clackmannanshire

Marketing Strategy and Planning for Growth

If you are planning to grow your business over the next few years, this session will really get you thinking. It is a day out of the office to think about your strategy for growth, your target market

Ayrshire

Business Start-Up: ICT

This workshop aims to give you the knowledge to recognise where information technology can help you operate more effectively.

Stirling

WordPress Intermediate

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

Fife

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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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Cake maker set to whip up a right royal treat for Aberdeen's elderly

An Aberdeen cake maker set to make the Royal wedding special for Aberdeen’s elderly.

Case study

Healthy science at the heart of chocolate venture

A scientist who worked in cancer research has used his biochemistry skills to create a healthier chocolate bar.

Case study

New role isn't child's play for Inverurie mum

An Inverurie business amasses over thousands of likes on Facebook a month before opening.

Case study

Game on as Fife business kicks off Futsal franchise across Scotland

A Fife-business is helping nearly 400 children learn Futsal.

Case study

Whisky provides barrels of success for Fife business

New manufacturing base provides space to make gifts from whisky barrels.

Case study

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

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