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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.

Orkney

Business Start-Up: Marketing

This workshop aims to help you identify your customers, understand your competitors and plan an effective marketing strategy.

Dundee

Paid for Advertising (Intermediate) - DigitalBoost

This workshop is ideal for those looking to increase the effectiveness of their paid advertising and digital marketing strategy.

East Dunbartonshire

Business Expenses and Capital Allowances for the Self-Employed

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

Fife

Effective Business Record Keeping

This workshop will help you to run your business finances more efficiently and ensure you are compliant with tax law

Highland

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.

Ayrshire

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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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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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