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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.


Creating Killer Graphics in Canva

Join us for a fantastic practical beginner's workshop and learn how to design simple but beautiful graphics. Participants are asked to bring along their laptop for this interactive workshop.


Women into Business

Hear from an inspiring business owner and network!


Home-based Business Breakfast

Business Gateway is keen to understand the challenges people working from home face and how we could work together to address these issues and enable our businesses reach their potential.

East Renfrewshire

PR on a Shoestring

This workshop looks at what PR is and how businesses can maximise their publicity with minimal spend. You will learn how to identify and create a news angle and how to write a press release.

West Lothian

Business Start Up - Taxation

This workshop will explain the basics of tax, National Insurance and VAT.


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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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Business is pick of the crop

Experience gained over the last 27 years helps Magnus Swanson grow his business.

Case study

Moray tax specialist counting on business success

Ewan Edwards set up his own tax and accountancy practice late last year offering a range of professional services 

Case study

Christine takes care of business

A carer who set up her own business providing a range of personal services is steadily growing her client base

Case study

Argyllshire gym owner addresses child obesity with new kids programme

A former navy fitness instructor who opened his own personal training centre six months ago is aiming to help Helensburgh children get fit

Case study

Argyllshire food and drink gets a DigitalBoost

A café at Oban pier is planning to revamp its online presence to expand sales of local food and drink produce

Case study

DigitalBoost delivers success for Edinburgh card company

A couple who began designing and creating unique hand illustrated stationary as a hobby are now racking up to 100 online sales a week

Case study

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