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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.

Increasing Profit Without Spilling Blood, Sweat & Tears

Gaynor McIntyre, Business Consultant,Condies Strategy

Increasing profits – What exactly does that mean?

Simply put - more blood sweat and tears. 

Most business owners have already been through the mill, working ludicrous hours, rarely seeing their kids, working weekends and with their business constantly on their mind. As for holidays, well what are those? 

If increased profit means a lot more slog, pressure and hassle then who really wants that?


How Do I Get My Company On Google Maps with Google My Business?

Ben Laing, Online Marketing Consultant,Online Marketing Consultant

What is Google My Business?

"Google My Business" replaces "Google Places" where you can set up a local business listing on Google Maps to help you get found by your local customers when they are searching on Google for the products and services you offer.

What are the benefits of Google My Business?

Getting your company listed on Google My Business is Free of Charge and it gives you a range of benefits. 


Low Carbon Support Programme - Tips for Saving

Zoe Stirton, Business Adviser – Low Carbon,Business Gateway Fife

There are a number of ways in which you can reduce your business running costs through better management of energy, water and resources. Below are some practical ways in which you can start to achive savings today...


Shared Parental Leave – Explained

Alistair Booth, Managing Director,The HR Booth

The final round of changes to “family-friendly” rights under the current government came into effect on 5th April 2015.

This introduced a new system of shared parental leave to replace additional paternity leave, for parents of babies due from 5th April.

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