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Murgitroyd Announces New Converge IP Support Team

Murgitroyd, a long-standing partner providing exclusive Intellectual Property advice to Converge participants has just announced a new, dedicated Converge IP Support Team. Heading up the new team is Director of Trade Marks, Chris Cairns, a Senior Trade Mark Attorney with over 20 years’ experience of working with companies of all sizes to help them identify, […]

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Blogs

How to Incentivise Employees in a Small Business

In our latest blog Neil McLeese, Director at BeyondHR, explains what you need consider when thinking about how you can incentivise your employees. Good news! Money isn’t everything… Professor Adrian Furnham wrote in The New Psychology of Money: “Psychological research has consistently suggested that where money has motivational power it is nearly always negative”.  The […]

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Scotland’s Universities Bring Forward a New Pipeline of Aspiring Entrepreneurs

A biodegradable coffee cup made from coffee waste; a sensor that checks if runway conditions are safe during aircraft approach and landing; a patent pending solution for the diagnosis and therapy of ‘lazy eye’, a condition affecting 230 million children worldwide – these are just some of the ground-breaking ideas emerging from this year’s pool […]

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Employment Status: A Hot Topic for Employers

Recent headlines surrounding Uber and Deliveroo have made employment status a hot topic for many businesses. In our latest blog Natalie O’Hare, HR & Employment Law Consultant at BeyondHR, explains what you need to know to ensure arrangements with your staff are accurate and legal. For those of you leading or aspiring to lead a […]

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Latest Events

Calling All Female-Led Businesses!

The Royal Bank of Scotland is hosting a full day conference on 27 November in partnership with Women’s Enterprise Scotland to help women-led businesses address and break down some of the barriers facing female entrepreneurs. This includes securing various types of funding; leveraging role models and maximising networking. The event will build on the findings […]

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Social Investment Scotland Appoints First Head of Impact

Social funding provider, Social Investment Scotland, underlines its commitment to social impact with the appointment of its first ever Head of Impact. Scotland’s leading responsible finance provider, Social Investment Scotland (SIS), has appointed its first ever Head of Impact as it looks to further evolve and strengthen its position as an expert enabler for social […]

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Supporting Rural Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship can be a lonely business – even more so if you live in a remote, rural area. In our latest blog, Chris Moule, Head of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Robert Gordon University, talks about a new initiative in Aberdeenshire helping rural entrepreneurial communities to flourish and thrive. Being an entrepreneur can be lonely. The […]

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Q&A with Saskia Goeres: KickStart 2019 Runner-up

In our latest blog, we catch up with Saskia Goeres of Sofa for Life, to find out what inspired her to go into business and how the company is progressing since winning the KickStart 2019 Runner-up prize. What inspired you to start Sofa for Life? This business idea grew while I was in my fifth […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Have your Cake and Eat it

Looking to hire talent to grow your start-up? Push back on your wish list and recruit for the need in your business says Jane Kennedy, Associate Director at TalentSpark, in her latest blog. Being a member of a start-up founding team is a lot like being in a rock band; you need people who are […]

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