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2 Day Business Start Up Workshop

"Over the 2 Days you will understand the need for a Business Plan in starting and running a successful business, be able to describe your business and learn how to present your plan."

West Lothian

Business Start Up

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

Argyll & Bute

Digital Marketing Strategy - DigitalBoost

Digital marketing can deliver real world business growth, and this workshop will show you a practical strategy for success.

Edinburgh

Keep your Business Safe Online (Cyber Security Essentials) - DigitalBoost

Find out how to take some simple steps to reduce your chances of being hacked and also how to minimise the impact if your business does suffer a cyber attack.

Renfrewshire

Marketing Your Business

This workshop will help you create a realistic marketing plan. It is designed to improve how you market your business and increase sales.

Aberdeen

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.

Edinburgh

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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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Digital health check

Do you want to know how your business could benefit from digital? 
Spend 5 mins on our Digital Health Check to find out.

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