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Discover How You Could Pay Up to 56% Less Corporation Tax

The UK Government's new Patent Box scheme means that  from April 2013, businesses operating in the UK will pay up to 56 % less corporation tax on eligible profits arising from patents.

That's a great incentive for companies like yours to commercialise existing patents and continue to develop innovative patents.

 Combined with our highly skilled workforce, world-class research facilities and strong academic sector, Patent Box will help Fife-based companies to grow and achieve their full potential.

Monday, 05 August 2013

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Doorstep Bakery Claims First Business Gateway Stall at Farmers Market

DOORSTEP-BAKERY-4Doorstep Bakery, a unique community owned business operated mostly by volunteers, has become the first company to take advantage of the stall sponsored by Business Gateway Fife at the Fife Farmers Market.

The company is based in the kitchen of the village hall in Collessie producing freshly made bread, which it delivers to its customers’ doors every week on a subscription basis.

Monday, 29 July 2013

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Discover Whether You Are Eligible for R&D Tax credits

R&D tax credits were introduced by the UK government in 2000 to encourage exciting new products and services.

The aim was to help reduce some of the financial risk for technology companies and find new and innovative techniques to make the UK more competitive internationally.

Unfortunately too many businesses are either unaware of the scheme or unsure whether they are eligible according to the HMRC’s official eligibility criteria.

Friday, 26 July 2013

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New Programme to Help You Save Money on Energy, Waste & Water

Business Gateway Fife is offering all businesses in Fife free onsite assessments to determine whether you could be saving thousands of pounds through the Low Carbon Support Programme.

Working in conjunction with Business Gateway Fife’s specialist adviser in energy audits, the programme is designed to help you determine whether your business could be saving money on its energy, waste and water bills.

The programme also looks at measures for improving business efficiency to actively reduce energy consumption.

Friday, 26 July 2013

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FiFab Engineering Academy

FiFab Engineering Academy

Scottish Engineering chief executive officer, Bryan Buchan, paid a visit to Glenrothes manufacturing company, Fife Fabrications Ltd (FiFab) to launch an Engineering Academy.  Based in Glenrothes, FiFab is one of the most advanced manufacturers of Precision Sheet Metalwork, Electro-mechanical assemblies and Precision Machined Components in the UK.

Friday, 26 July 2013

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America’s ‘First Lady’ of Women Angels to Help Scotland’s Women Angels & Growth Businesses

27 August 2013: 'Going for Growth; Unlocking Potential'

This day is for women entrepreneurs with growth aspiration.  The aim is to help build a sense of personal value as well as business growth potential.  Much of the day will be about helping women prepare for investment.



28 August 2013: 'Master Class in Angel Investing for Women'

Thursday, 04 July 2013

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Business Gateway Fife - New Vision for Supporting Business Success

Business Gateway Fife is getting Fife businesses growing with a proactive strategy which is looking to inspire the future entrepreneurs, support new businesses and re-energise existing businesses.

The move follows a number of changes at Business Gateway Fife which has seen Councillor Lesley Laird being appointed to the Board of Directors, a new Operations Director to head up the organisation, plus key new business advisers adding their expertise to the team.

Friday, 28 June 2013

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New overseas markets are within reach with Smart Exporter

Last year a record number of Scottish businesses, of all shapes and sizes, started thinking globally and branched out overseas.

Whether you’re just starting out, dipping your toe in new markets or already growing your business abroad, the Smart Exporter programme will help you make the most of international business opportunities in your particular sector.

Smart Exporter provides a wide range of tailored support to help you take advantage of a world of new opportunities.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

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Members of the public across Scotland are invited to take part in a national Inquiry into the changing role of digital technology, being undertaken by the Royal Society of Edinburgh

The Inquiry will explore how digital technologies and the internet (including the World Wide Web, mobile devices, mobile apps, email and social networking sites) are used by the public, businesses, government and charities on a day-to-day basis. It will examine what information, services and opportunities digital technologies can offer, and seek to understand how the benefits can be shared by all.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

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Inspiring Women in Enterprise

RBS Group is pleased to announce that the second round of Inspiring Women in Enterprise grant funding will open on Monday 3rd June at midday. If you are a not-for-profit organisation that helps women to explore their enterprise potential, you could be eligible to apply for Inspiring Women in Enterprise grant funding.

Thursday, 06 June 2013

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