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Workshops & Seminars

14January

WordPress Intermediate

Location: Dunfermline When: 09:30 to 12:30 On this course we look at selecting and installing themes, security in more depth, extending your WordPress site functionality by selecting and installing plugins, search engine optimisation, Google Analytics, contact forms.Requirements:This course assumes that you already have a WordPress website and that you have a good knowledge of the basic functions covered in the WordPress for Beginners course.

14January

Homeowners Repairs Workshop

Location: Dunfermline When: 16:00 to 18:00 FREE training opportunities aimed at business/shopfront owners, joiners, fitters, sign designers, homeowners, professionals and contractors from Kincardine and surrounding areas including Alloa, Clackmannan, Falkirk & Dunfermline. Supported by Coastal Communities Fund, Fife Council, Business Gateway Fife, The Coalfields Regeneration Trust and Scottish Lime Centre Trust.

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.

20January

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.

21January

Improve Your Online Users Experience – DigitalBoost

Location: Glenrothes When: 09:30 to 12:30 You will learn how to analyse your current digital offering. How to assess, test, and ultimately improve your user’s experience. You will be able to discover and define your business goals, design a user friendly experience, test and launch your product.

22January

Newly Self-Employed - The Basics

Location: Dunfermline When: 09:30 to 12:30 Find out how to register your business with HMRC, what is meant by employment status and the different classes of NI contributions. You will also find out how to create and maintain a basic record keeping system and understand the tax return cycle, payments to HMRC and possible penalties.

23January

Producing Engaging Online Content (Intermediate) – DigitalBoost

Location: Glenrothes When: 09:30 to 12:30 Even if you are not traditionally in the business of providing content, it’s important to have good-quality articles or even nuggets of useful information on your website and elsewhere to drive customer engagement and help you stand out from your competitors. If you can provide easily accessible evidence that you are an expert in your field, or are able to provide an attractive “space” that makes customers more inclined to spend time with you, it’ll be easier for them to choose you when they’re ready to spend.  

27January

Mastering Selling Skills

Location: Dunfermline When: 09:30 to 12:30 In this workshop you will learn how to:

28January

Advertising with Social Media

Location: Glenrothes When: 09:30 to 12:30  Want to quickly build a relevant fan base or an active email list? Want to generate sales straight away?If the answer to these questions is yes, you should consider using paid social media advertising to help supplement your organic activities, in order to achieve your business objectives.Social media advertising is becoming increasingly popular with businesses and recent research shows that this trend is set to continue, as paid social media is being seen as an essential part of a coordinated social media strategy.

28January

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.