Blogs

How to Create an Effective IP Strategy

Every business will have Intellectual Property to protect so strategic decisions about IP need to be made early on. Creating an effective IP strategy is a good place to start and, Graham Murnane, Patents Director at Murgitroyd, talks us through the key areas to consider. WHERE TO START You should bear in mind firstly that […]

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What is Impact?

In our latest blog, Thomas Gillan, Deputy Chief Executive at Social Investment Scotland asks “What is impact and why is it important”? With applications for Impact Challenge having recently closed and Impact Summit 2019 taking place this month, we’ve been thinking about what ‘impact’ means to us here at Social Investment Scotland (SIS). It’s pretty […]

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Solving the Big Issues of our Time through Innovation

Monday 22 April marked World Earth Day, a global day of environmental action aimed at raising awareness for the protection of our planet. In recognition of this important event, which is now in its 49th year, Andrew Youngson, Senior Policy Officer at the Scottish Funding Council, highlights some of the exciting innovations coming out of […]

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Putting the Prize in Enterprise

When it comes to Converge, everyone’s a winner – even if you don’t win first prize. Read our latest blog from Joanne Hagerty, a Freelance Enterprise Specialist currently supporting the Converge team. Over the past few months I have been helping the Converge team spread the word about their 2019 programme. As someone who has both admired […]

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Making Tax Digital – It’s All about the Opportunity

New changes to the UK tax system mean that VAT returns will now have to be submitted digitally. Gareth Magee, Partner at Scott-Moncrieff, one of Scotland’s leading independent firms of chartered accountants, talks us through the changes and explains how to get ‘MTD ready’. The first stage of Making Tax Digital, the government’s drive to […]

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Why Universities are the New Start-up Hub in Scotland

Read our latest blog from Jane Kennedy, Product and Community Manager at start-up recruitment specialist, TalentSpark, on why universities are the ideal place to start a business. The level of entrepreneurial activity in a country influences its global ranking in terms of innovation, competitiveness, and job creation, and guides its social and economic growth.   As a […]

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Starting up and Climbing towards Success

Alexander Lamley, Senior Associate at MBM Commercial LLP (and avid rock climber!) gives his top tips for starting out in business. Building and running a start-up can be exhilarating but also hard work.  Having set up and developed an events company over four years, I know only too well the late nights, last minute panics […]

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