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Scottish Business Week

Business Gateway, in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, South of Scotland Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Skills Development Scotland, is hosting Scottish Business Week this week!

The event will run from the 18 to 22 October. The event will run from the 18 to 22 October. The week was kicked off with an introduction from keynote speaker Steven Heddle, Environment & Economy Spokesperson at COSLA. Throughout the week there will be keynote speakers, panel webinars, webinars, masterclasses and learning zones, where businesses will have the chance to put questions to experts.


Monday 18 October

  • Explore various ways you can plan your strategy for growth. Find out what business support is available across Scotland, get key guidance on how to make the most of digital and, if your getting started, join the start-up learning zone for top tips on writing a business plan.

Tuesday 19 October

  • Thinking about starting a business? This programme covers all you need to know, including guidance on finding early-stage investment, how to research your market, and a discussion on what make a successful business

Wednesday 20 October

  • This programme covers everything from insights into the importance of digital skills and digital transformation to advice on how to sell your products globally with Shopify, increase your cyber security, and make the most of Facebook for business.

Thursday 21 October

  • Includes a discussion on how Scotland can encourage more diversity in entrepreneurs, the opportunities, and challenges for women in business, and a Q&A on fair work. Plus, the opportunity to upskill in digital.

Friday 22 October

  • This programme offers valuable support and guidance on how your can start up and run a more sustainable business. Find out why it’s important and actions you can take now to make a different now and in the future.

Supplier Development Programme

The public sector has a total spend of £12.6 billion in Scotland. Your business could get a piece of that spend with public sector tendering, and the Supplier Development Programme (SDP) is here to help. SDP helps businesses that have little or no experience of tendering and are often too small to have dedicated bid/tender resources to contemplate bidding for public sector contracts. SDP offers free tender training to all Scottish SMEs, so they are “tender ready” for contract. The programme also offers free aligned training on specific contract opportunities.

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