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Workshops & Seminars

19December

An Introduction to Running Your New Business

Location: Glenrothes When: 18:00 to 19:00 An informal session where you can find out more about starting up in self employment.  What you need to know, who can help and what services can you access.  In 1 hour you can find the answers to these questions and meet others who are in the same situation.    

07January

Marketing Your Business

Location: Dunfermline When: 09:30 to 12:30 By the end of this workshop you should have a realistic marketing plan designed to increase your sales.This workshop you will:

08January

Get Real Results From Your Website

Location: Glenrothes When: 09:30 to 12:30 This workshop will:explain what makes a good websiteenable constructive criticism of your current websitehelp you set measurable and achievable goals for your siteassist you in preparing a detailed plan for a new or revised websiteprepare you to work with suppliers to create an effective siteBy the end of the workshop you will have the knowledge necessary to improve your site and increase visitor numbers.

08January

Video Production for Social Media - DigitalBoost

Location: Glenrothes When: 09:30 to 12:30 Discover why the use of video helps people find your brand or website and how this kind of content has become a powerful way to engage with your audience. Learn how to create a short and effective video without pain or expense, including how to plan, shoot, edit and upload it without special kit or expertise. Get to know the various digital platforms that can be utilised to view and share video content. See what editing apps are available and how to add music and subtitles.This is a ‘DigitalBoost’ event which is funded by Digital Scotland and delivered by Business Gateway.

08January

An Introduction to Running Your New Business

Location: Dunfermline When: 18:00 to 19:00 An informal session where you can find out more about starting up in self employment.  What you need to know, who can help and what services can you access.  In 1 hour you can find the answers to these questions and meet others who are in the same situation.    

09January

Bookkeeping

Location: Glenrothes When: 09:30 to 12:30 This workshop will explain:    what financial records are needed    the broad principles and procedures of accounting systems    how to choose accounting systems – both manual and computerised    which financial statements and statutory returns are relevant to your business    different accounting periods and financial years    how to use financial records for monitoring the financial state of your business    cash flow forecasting, profit and loss statements as well as what they should contain

14January

Advertising and Promotion

Location: Dunfermline When: 09:30 to 12:30 In this workshop you will:identify what and where the markets are for your businessdescribe the key ingredients for a successful advertisementlist the cost benefits of using different ways of advertisingidentify the best medium for your businessevaluate the benefits of setting up a website for your businessBy the end of the workshop you will have the knowledge and skills to create an advertising plan to help improve and increase sales.

14January

Start Up - Business Planning, Finance, Marketing Workshop

Location: Glenrothes When: 18:00 to 21:00 This workshop covers the business planning process including how to prepare your business plan, produce a cashflow forecast and find out what sources of finance are available. You will also find out about marketing, how to identify your target customers, the strengths and weaknesses of your competitors and how to carry out basic market research. You can book this event Online or call 01592 858333 to reserve your place

15January

Business Expenses and Capital Allowances

Location: Glenrothes When: 09:30 to 12:30 Find out what allowable business expenses are and how to work out your tax allowances. How to recognise the most common types of allowable business expenses, the different ways to work out your motoring expenses and the capital allowances for cars, other vehicles and equipment.

17January

Pinterest, Instagram and Photography for Business - DigitalBoost

Location: Glenrothes When: 09:30 to 12:30 Move from being a beginner to knowing enough to gain commercial benefit from the use of Pinterest and Instagram. Learn which type of audience you can reach via each platform and the factors and analytics such as cost and timing of posting images and how that can maximise impact.Discover the basic ‘does and don’ts’ of taking your own pictures, processing them and uploading them onto digital platforms. See some real life examples of posts that demonstrate good, bad and indifferent use.