This event is aimed at Scottish based supply chain companies looking to win business with developers and tier 1 suppliers in the Offshore Wind industry. This breakfast briefing will include a networking breakfast followed by an overview of projects, timescales and key buyers, plus insight from industry figures who will share their feedback on how to win business now and for future developments.
This event is for new and existing businesses in the Offshore Wind sector and supply chain development.
If you’re the kind of business that’s ambitious to grow outside of Fife and try new approaches then this workshop is for you. Hear from an Exporter on their approach to selecting the right markets to grow their businesses, the practical challenges and how they overcame them as well as finding out about support available to access and make the most of new market opportunities outwith Fife, Scotland and the UK.
Eligible employees can decide whether the benefits of shared parental leave will work for them and how it could be used alongside, or instead of, traditional maternity or adoption leave. This event is for employers who would like to get to grips with maternity leave and shared parental leave.
Find out what financial records are needed to run your business, the broad principles and procedures of accounting systems and how to choose the appropriate system – either manual or computerised. Know which financial statements and statutory returns are relevant to your business and the different accounting periods and financial years.
This programme will help you create or uncover new opportunities to take your social enterprise to new markets and customers, increase revenues and maximise profits by finding your place in the market.
You will be able attend two 1/2 day workshops on leadership, market and product development, followed by a learning journey to The Country Fair Show in Glasgow, then support to develop your social enterprise further.
This event is aimed at Social Enterprises and Social Entrepreneurs.
We have been offering social media surgeries during Fife Business Week for several years. Bring your questions/ problems along and let the social media doctor aka Pauline Randall give you a diagnosis and a treatment!
You get a 45 minute, one-to-one consultancy with Pauline who will help to keep you on the right track. You can book here: https://florizelmedia.com/fife-business-week/
Many tourism businesses feel threatened by Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) as they dominate the Search Engine results pages. But, is it possible to compete? At this session digital experts will discuss how OTA’s operate and ways in which you can improve/increase your customer reach. VisitScotland will also highlight how they can support you in reaching new customers.
This event is aimed at Tourism businesses. Please CLICK HERE to book online.
This FREE Xero User Group is designed to enrich the knowledge and user experience for people who are currently using Xero, and includes tips and tricks, as well as new features. An important part of the Group is knowledge sharing, and you can also submit questions to Elaine Cromwell beforehand to be addressed during the meeting.
Open to anyone who is currently using Xero – all levels welcome.
FREE – but spaces are limited and booking is essential. Book online at www.thomsoncooper.com
Invest in Fife’s Annual Property Event will take place at the Queensferry Hotel, showcasing Fife’s property offering with special guest key speakers.
The event will provide an update on the latest trends and developments on Scottish and Fife property markets as well as giving the opportunity to learn about major developments in the Fife region.
Digital marketing can deliver real world business growth, and this workshop will show you a practical strategy for success.
This workshop will guide you through the practical steps needed to design a digital marketing strategy to meet your busi- ness objectives and create more leads.
Join the Royal Bank of Scotland to hear about a range of funding solutions that we can provide to help support your business growth. As well as your options we will give you a clear understanding of application requirements and how you can best prepare to approach the bank for funding.
This event is suited to business owners looking to understand what options are available when considering sources of funding to support their growth.
This workshop is for you if:
• You’re forever coming up with ideas of how your community or society in general could be improved. • You want to start a business with social aims but don’t know where to start. • You already have a social enterprise but need help to grow or become financially sustainable. • You want to smash a piece of wood in half.
Individuals or groups who wish to start a Social Enterprise.
The Scottish Microfinance Fund team from DSL Business Finance Ltd help you navigate the business funding jungle with this practical session which includes diagnostic surgeries. Full of tips and advice this session is aimed at those who need business funding to start or grow their business.
We are interested in all start up or growing businesses that need to secure funding to either become established or grow.
Join us for relaxed networking in Dunfermline! The doors will be open from 4.30pm until 7.00pm. Feel free to turn up when you wish and stay for as long or little as you want to network. The beauty of this event is we have no speeches or presentations – just relaxed networking. Perfect event to start building those connections.
Open to all (members and non members)
It has been estimated that 30% of adult Scots qualify as disabled under the Equality Act 2010 and in a lot of cases people develop a condition rather than being born with it. At some point, most employers are likely to have a member of staff who becomes disabled and this event is for employers who want to know how to deal with this and avoid Employment Tribunal claims.
This workshop will equip line managers with the skills to manage any disciplinary and grievance hearings that may come in your business.
The HR Booth work with dozens of businesses across the UK, helping them manage their people effectively.
This workshop will give managers the confidence to deal with these issues, helping drive improvements in your business.
On this course we look at selecting and installing themes, security in more depth, extending your WordPress site functionality by selecting and installing plugins and search engine optimisation. Google Analytics and contact forms.
The Health Promotion Workplace Team would like to invite you and representatives from your organisation to attend the Celebrating Good Work Network Event. The event will promote the benefits of “good work” and showcase good practice from workplaces across Fife. There will also be time to network with other organisations, and to share ideas and approaches to improving workplace health, safety and wellbeing.
Aimed at all workplaces, in particular SMEs.
Come to The Future of Online Marketing event by the Digital Excellence Scotland duo at ICTADVISOR Brian Mathers & John Taylor.
• Are You Monitoring your Google Dashboards?
• Are You doing Keyword Research and Targeting?
• How do You Planning Your Content Marketing?
This event is aimed at Small Medium Business Owners with websites or those considering having a website.
Back for a third year due to popular demand, we will explore what running your own business is really like!
Acorn Enterprise are the experts in accelerating startup businesses and we have worked with over 100 new businesses in the last 4 years on our Business Accelerator Programmes. Over 70% of our graduates are continuing to grow and thrive! We promise we’ll give you inspiration, resources and practical tools to boost your new venture.
Acorn Enterprise is running this exciting event in partnership with Liberty Business Centres. Followed by a tasty networking lunch.
This event is useful for startups/new businesses (0-3 years-ish).
This short briefing is targeted for small business owners that collect and store customer data. The briefing explains how the new regulation, which comes into effect on 25th May 2018, will affect your business and the steps you should take to prepare your business.
Tax is an integral part of life and if not planned for properly can cause a severe hit to business cashflow. Hosted by Fife’s leading firm of Chartered Tax Advisers, this session aims to give delegates an insight into tax efficient business structures and how to maximise tax reliefs currently available.
It will be a Q&A session with our tax experts and we would invite questions from delegates on any business related tax matter before the end of October and these will be answered on the day. This session will take place shortly after the Budget in October, and so there will also be the opportunity for Budget related questions on the day. Examples of topics that could be covered include corporation tax, motor vechicles, R&D tax credits, and director/employee incentives.
Even if you have not submitted questions you are welcome to come along for some ideas on ‘How to pay less tax’.
Grow your sales online by giving your international digital marketing skills a boost with help from our experts. Join this practical workshop to learn how to use effective Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) strategies for your website, and how to develop social media channels internationally.
Open to all Scottish businesses with international growth ambitions.
Change is constant but needn’t be costly. Come to our clinic and challenge the experts at Upturn Consulting to maximise profit through change.
This event is aimed at Manufacturing Businesses.
The Meet the Buyer event aims to help businesses in Fife to find out what contract opportunities are available across a broad range of sectors. There will be support to help businesses exploit tendering opportunities, as well as a chance to network with procurement experts from both private and public sectors, such as Defence Sector, Construction Sector, Fife Council and many more.
Making Tax Digital is a new Government initiative to ‘make it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right and keep on top of their affairs’. We will explore what this really means for you, and how you can be prepared for the changes on the horizon. The event will also provide an opportunity for you to ask your own questions on the subject. Open to all.
Employment status (worker, employee, self-employed, director or contractor) affects employment rights and employer responsibilities in the workplace.
Thanks to recent high profile cases including Uber, Pimlico Plumbers and Deliveroo, employment status is the hot topic of the moment. There are various legal challenges being brought in relation to the status of individuals working in the gig and ‘on-demand’ economies whilst the Government is tackling the future world of work with a focus on the status and rights of different types of worker.
This event will take a practical look at employment status and how you can best protect your business against unexpected claims.
Find out what are allowable business expenses and how to work out your tax allowances.
Recognising the most common types of allowable business expenses, the different ways to work out your motoring expenses and the capital allowances for cars and other vehicles.
Power up your PR with a review of your press releases, social media and content and get other PR ideas in a 30 minute one-to-one consultation with PR expert, Julie Edgar. Plus take away a FREE pack of tips, templates and ideas to use to help build your reputation and promote your brand.
The first half of this intermediate-level workshop covers the various types of tender procedures in detail, including processes and timescales. The second half deals with the selection stage and completing the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) [formerly the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire PQQ].
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This event is taking place at the Fife Renewables Innovation Centre, part of the Energy Park in Methil, as part of Offshore Wind Week. A lunchtime event, this session is designed to demonstrate how Scottish supply chain companies are providing innovative solutions to some of the offshore wind industry’s biggest challenges.
This event is aimed at the Low Carbon/Renewables Market.
This is an interactive workshop where all your questions will be answered about Cloud Computing and how you can easily have an edge against your competition.
No matter if you already use Cloud for your business or not, you will find this workshop useful. It will not be “death by PowerPoint” or a sales presentation and I can guarantee that all your burning questions will be answered.
Join me for this workshop and it will be the best two hours you have invested in yourself in a long time!