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Ideas Bank

The Business Gateway Ideas Bank provides business owners with the insight and expertise from some of Fife’s leading consultancy practices.

29 Ways to Stay Creative

Sean Kennedy, Marketing Manager,K2 Marketing

Creativity is essential in business. Whether its the way to communicate to your customers, the way you position your products, your use of social media or simply how you keep your employees, motivated, the search for new ideas and inspiration is never ending. But, for most people, being creative isn't something which simply happens.  It requires time, effort and commitment. So here are a few ways you could help yourself to be creative.


Sound advice for your business, no matter what size it is

Stuart Robertson, Creative Director,Granite Creative Productions

You’ve spent hours, if not years on the creation of your own business. You’ve agonised over your logo, the colour, the font, the style. 

Your business cards look smart, with your logo embossed and the easy URL stands out perfectly. 

Your website gleams, it’s just the right mix of passion from yourself and what it is your target audience needs to know. Your business is ready to open to the market place… 

But there’s one side to a business brand that is often over-looked and this can be costly…


Where will the inspiration for your next innovation come from?

Petros Georgopoulos, Director,PG's Tips Ltd

And what could growth possibly have to do with it?

Have you ever felt that progress comes in batches?  At some point in time someone has a brilliant, life-changing idea or invention.  What follows is an avalanche of innovations that evolve the original idea in continuously diminishing marginal returns.  In the end, even the entrepreneur who has delivered yet another app or yet another gin flavour, would feel a degree of disenchantment.


5 Tips To Help You Avoid A Cyber Attack

Wynn Jones, Director,Praetorian Security Ltd

To make the UK a safer place to conduct business online, the Government have developed a “Cyber Essentials” scheme.

Designed to provide guidance on basic technical security controls, the scheme identifies what an organisation needs to have in place to help defend against unsophisticated internet-borne threats.

So, if you use any internet connected devise such as a desktop PCs, laptop, tablet and smartphone or an internet connected system ie. email, web and application servers, you should take a look at the 5 tips listed below.