Learning and skills

LinkedIn - how to attract new customers and grow your business

Hosted by GrowBiz, this free online session is for businesses, enterprises and the self-employed in rural Scotland.

In this online session, we'll look at how you can maximise the potential for LinkedIn to help you grow your business and strengthen your professional network. This session is ideal for those who already have an account, and want to make the most of it.

Join us to learn:

Time management skills: how to make the most of your working week

Hosted by GrowBiz, this free online session is for businesses, enterprises and the self-employed in rural Scotland.

We’ll explore how you can manage your key tasks without getting pulled in all sorts of directions. Plus we’ll look at some nifty tools or apps that, in the long term, could save you time so you can prioritise your time and energy on the really important aspects of running your business.

If you are working or volunteering with community organisations and/or social enterprises with an interest in tourism, the Communities Leading in Tourism programme could be for you. 

How to maximise Canva for your business

The beauty of Canva is that it suits everyone’s creative ability: those feeling less creative have a huge number of templates to chose from, and those who want to show-off their creative flair have all the tools they could possibly need.

This session will focus on the variety and diversity of material that you can produce using Canva, it's easier than you think to design a:

Business card
Invoice
Flyer
Social media post
Video
Banners
Menu
Presentation
Zoom backdrop

What do we mean by cash flow? And how to figure out yours.

During this session we’ll help you to figure out the ins and outs of working with a cash flow and how it can help you manage your projected income and expenditure over a given period of time.

This is a critical area for most small businesses. Knowing your numbers can really help you to plan how your business runs and grows.

We’ll look at a variety of things that can help you including:

Tracking income and expenditure
Understanding your spend
Understanding the effect of payment terms
Planning ahead and contingency

Museums, libraries and historic environment organisations can apply for grants from the #COP26Conversations Fund to host events and activities before and during the COP26 summit.

The Fund will offer grants of up to £1,000 to host small-scale, community-focused events and activities taking place between early September and 15 November.

Learn how to create videos on your mobile phone

Hosted by GrowBiz, this free online session is for businesses, enterprises and the self-employed in rural Scotland.

Perhaps you’d like to try Vlogging or showing some behind-the-scenes of the running of your business? Maybe you’d simply like to give mobile videos a go but have no idea where to start?

Grants of up to £3000 are available to support children and young people from the Essentia Foundation.

XpoNorth 2021

An internationally acclaimed historian, Hollywood producer and creative leaders are among the high-profile talent speaking at XpoNorth 2021.

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