So you want to build a business out of your great idea……

So you want to build a business out of your great idea? Gary Campbell, Key Account Director at the University of the Highlands and Islands, outlines the steps you need to take to create a proper business plan.

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Lessons from a Seasoned Entrepreneur

Brian Combe, Managing Director and co-Founder of product design consultancy, i4 Product Design offers up some of the lessons he has learned during his 17 year journey as an entrepreneur.

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What to do if someone is Copying your IP

Intellectual Property infringement can have serious consequences. In our latest blog, Catherine Bonner, Patents Director at Murgitroyd explains the steps you can take to protect yourself.  

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The Underestimated Value of Industrial Design

Great products not only function well, they look good too says Lynda-Marie Taurasi, Integrated Marketing Manager at i4 Product Design in our latest blog. When you think of a well-designed product, what comes to mind? Are you considering a product that looks good or functions well? Did you think of your phone or your car? […]

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Safeguarding your IP at Conferences, Exhibitions and Events

Events can be a great platform to raise awareness of your new product. However, make sure that your IP is protected says Jamie Allan, Patents Director at Murgitroyd in our latest blog. With the spring conference season about to start, we thought it would be useful to take time to think of some simple steps […]

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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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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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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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KickStart 2020 Roadshow

The Converge Outreach Team will be travelling across Scotland this October and November to promote the launch of the 2020 KickStart Programme to staff and students across all of Scotland’s Universities and Research Institutes. If you have an early-stage, innovative idea and are embarking on the first steps of your commercialisation journey, then this is […]

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