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Branding isn’t just for big corporations. Done well, branding generates value for all firms – both large and small. Find out what you need to know from branding experts, Morton Ward, in our latest factsheet.

The Enterprise Investment Scheme Explained

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) is designed to help smaller, higher-risk companies raise finance by offering tax relief to individual investors who buy shares in your company. If you’re an early-stage business with relatively few staff and assets, you could be eligible. For more details, check out this handy factsheet from our programme partner, Scott […]

Are you up to the Mark?

You’ve created ways of differentiating your products and services from the competition with attractive and enviable trade marks. So how do you make them work for you? Check out this handy factsheet from our IP partner, Murgitroyd.

Business Plan Template

What is a Business Plan? A business plan is a written document that describes your core business objectives and how you plan to achieve them over a set period of time. It is designed to help you, and others, understand how you plan to generate money and make your business sustainable. A business plan often […]

Perfecting your Pitch

Public speaking, presenting and pitching are usually considered stressful and uncomfortable situations whether you are presenting for the first time or have experience. There are so many unknowns… or are there?  Communication expert Maryanne Johnston believes that presenting confidently and naturally is a science that anyone can learn and excel at. Check out her latest […]

Making Tax Digital: How to Get Ready

From April 2019, HMRC is changing the way that information is provided to them. All VAT registered businesses will be affected and your business software must be compatible and ready. Check out this handy factsheet from finance experts, Scott-Moncreiff.

Intellectual Property – A Beginner’s Guide

This handy factsheet from IP experts, Murgitroyd, explains the five key things you need to consider including how to create an IP plan.

How to Build a Successful Team

Starting a business? Sooner or later you’ll need a team around you to help deliver your dream. Here are the top five things you should think about from recruitment experts, TalentSpark.

Setting up a Social Enterprise? 5 Top Tips for Success

Social Enterprise Scotland give their top 5 tips for setting up a successful social enterprise.

Product Development Roadmap

New to product development? Fearsome has created this handy roadmap to help you develop a plan for your product and to keep you on track in executing your plan.

Converge Sample Application Form

Thinking of applying? Take a look at our sample application form to see the kind of questions you will need to answer.

Coronavirus – Essential Advice for Employers

Are you an employer affected by Coronavirus? Check our latest factsheet from Human Resources experts, Beyond HR.