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Cloud for Business Essentials - DigitalBoost

This workshop (previously called Digitise Your Business Processes) will help you identify a strategy for secure, scalable and cost-effective back office and technology requirements.

Fife

Successful Marketing and Promotion

This workshop will show you how best to market your business to attract more customers, increase your sales and improve your bottom line

Moray

Introduction to Social Media

Are you curious about social media and what it can do for your business? Then this is the workshop for you. it is designed for people who haven’t used social media and would like to learn more.

Argyll & Bute

Doing More With Social Media

Are you looking to take your social media marketing to the next level? If you’ve already got a Facebook Business Page, a Twitter account and a LinkedIn profile then this is the session for you.

Argyll & Bute

Effective Business Record Keeping

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

Moray

Business Start Up

A one and a half day business start-up workshop incorporating: business planning, finance, marketing and market research.

Argyll & Bute

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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

Business rates and the 2017 revaluation – Scotland

Business rates are charged on most non-domestic properties, such as shops, offices, warehouses, and factories amongst others.

Guide

Workplace Pensions – Auto Enrolment

The law on workplace pensions changed recently. Every employer with at least one member of staff now has new responsibilities.

Guide

Cyber Resilience Toolkit

Technology has revolutionised small and medium sized businesses. It improves efficiency and is a channel to access a national and global base of customers.

Guide

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Caithness florist in full bloom

Sandra Coghill set up Flower Daze, a florist and gift shop based in Bower earlier this year.

Case study

Former fire fighters' new venture takes flight

A former fire fighter of 30 years has turned his lifelong hobby of falconry into a popular business

Case study

Fife business provides a helping hand

Realising he wanted to help young people achieve their goals, Tim Mart launched DotCoach in 2015.

Case study

A plaice for Moray to be proud of

Darren Boothroyd has been running Fochabers Fish Bar with his wife and daughters since 2013 and since that time has won a raft of awards, 

Case study

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