Free Business Gateway Training Sessions


Inverclyde Council's Business Gateway has announced a host of free training courses to help support local businesses with a wide range of subjects from business advice through to bookkeeping.

Business Gateway is delivered by local authorities and has strong partnerships with a wide variety of organisations such as Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise to help deliver the best advice and support to Scottish businesses.  Business Gateway is a publicly funded service contributing to the economic wellbeing of Scotland by providing access to free business support services.  

Andrew Bowman, Head of Business Investment at Riverside Inverclyde said:

"These free to attend taster courses are a mixture of useful top-up sessions but also helping to open businesses up to new areas that they should be considering. Will Nisbet and his team at Business Gateway (Inverclyde) offer a vital service to a wide range of businesses, regardless of size or turnover.  There is something here for everyone and I'd urge all Inverclyde businesses to sign up for the sessions most relevant to them."  

The list below outlines the courses available across Inverclyde over the next 4 months. To book your place please follow the link to the Business Gateway portal:

LinkedIn for Business (Intermediate) – DigitalBoost

Overview: Want to boost your business with LinkedIn? We’ll take you beyond networking by showing you how it can market your products and promote your brand.

Date: 16 January 2018

Time: 13:30pm — 16:30pm

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Price: Free

Link: https://www.bgateway.com/events/7794/linkedin-for-business-intermediate-digitalboost

 

Business Start-Up: Business Planning

Overview: This workshop will help you create a robust business plan.

Date: 15 December 2017

Time: 9:30am — 12:30pm

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Price: Free 

Link: https://www.bgateway.com/events/7271/business-start-up-business-planning


Business Start-Up: Finance

Overview: This workshop aims to give an introduction to the role of finance in business.

Date: 15 December 2017

Time: 13:30pm — 16:30pm

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Price: Free

Link: https://www.bgateway.com/events/7272/business-start-up-finance

 

Facebook for Business (Intermediate) – DigitalBoost

Overview: This workshop is designed for people who want to deepen their understanding of how Facebook can be used to engage with their target audience in order to boost conversions.

Date: 15 January 2018

Time: 13:30pm — 16:30pm

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Price: Free

Link: https://www.bgateway.com/events/7793/facebook-for-business-intermediate-digitalboost

 

Business Start-Up: Business Planning

Overview: Want to boost your business with LinkedIn? We’ll take you beyond networking by showing you how it can market your products and promote your brand.

Date: 17 January 2018

Time: 9:30am — 12:30pm

Price: Free

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Link: https://www.bgateway.com/events/7791/business-start-up-business-planning

 

Business Start-Up: Finance

Overview: This workshop will help you create a robust business plan.

Date: 17 January 2018

Time: 13:30pm — 16:30pm

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Price: Free

Link: https://www.bgateway.com/events/7801/business-start-up-finance

 

Lets Talk Tax

Overview: It is a fundamental part of the self assessment system that responsibility lies with you, the taxpayer, to file tax returns and pay the right amount of tax, at the right time.

Date: 18 January 2018

Time: 13:30pm — 16:30pm

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Price: Free

Link: https://www.bgateway.com/events/7792/lets-talk-tax

 

Social Media

Overview: This workshop will increase your understanding of social media and how it can be used for the benefit of your business.

Date: 30 January 2018

Time: 13:30pm — 16:30pm

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Price: Free

Link: https://www.bgateway.com/events/7795/social-media

 

Bookkeeping

Overview: This workshop aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage your finances and comply with regulatory and legal requirements through a relevant bookkeeping system.

Date: 31 January 2018

Time: 9:30am — 12:30pm

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Price: Free

Link: https://www.bgateway.com/events/7796/bookkeeping

 

Producing Engaging Online Content (Intermediate) – DigitalBoost

Overview: Producing quality content is an excellent way of helping customers develop a meaningful relationship with your brand, and ultimately boosting sales. Learn to understand, source and measure content.

Date: 1 February 2018

Time: 9:30am — 12:30pm

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Price: Free

Link: https://www.bgateway.com/events/7797/producing-engaging-online-content-intermediate-digitalboost

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Digital Marketing Strategy - DigitalBoost

Overview: Digital marketing can deliver real world business growth, and this workshop will show you a practical strategy for success.

Date: 1 February 2018

Time: 13:30pm — 16:30pm

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Price: Free

Link: https://www.bgateway.com/events/7798/digital-marketing-strategy-digitalboost

 

Marketing Your Business

Overview: This workshop will help you create a realistic marketing plan. It is designed to improve how you market your business and increase sales.

Date: 6 February 2018

Time: 13:30pm — 16:30pm

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Price: Free

Link: https://www.bgateway.com/events/7799/marketing-your-business

 

Keep your Business Safe Online (Cyber Security Essentials) - DigitalBoost

Overview: Find out how to take some simple steps to reduce your chances of being hacked and also how to minimise the impact if your business does suffer a cyber attack.

Date: 8 February 2018

Time: 13:30pm — 16:30pm

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Price: Free

Link: https://www.bgateway.com/events/7800/keep-your-business-safe-online-cyber-security-essentials-digitalboost

 

Business Start-Up: Business Planning

Overview: This workshop will help you create a robust business plan.

Date: 13 February 2018

Time: 9:30am — 12:30pm

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Price: Free

 

Developing and Implementing your Sales Strategy

Overview: Business Gateway are pleased to be hosting a workshop aimed at helping you develop an effective sales strategy for your business.

Date: 15 February 2018

Time: 13:30pm — 16:30pm

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Price: Free

Link: https://www.bgateway.com/events/7804/developing-implementing-your-sales-strategy

 

Facebook Masterclass for Business

Overview: There are over one billion people on Facebook. Learn how to reach the right audience for your business and turn them into customers.

Date: 20 February 2018

Time: 13:30pm — 16:30pm

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Price: Free

Link: https://www.bgateway.com/events/7805/facebook-masterclass-for-business

 

Protecting your Ideas - via copyright, trademark, designs and patents

Overview: This course aims to cover trademarks, copyright, design registration and patents - with actual case studies.

Date: 22 February 2018

Time: 13:30pm — 16:30pm

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Price: Free

Link: https://www.bgateway.com/events/7806/protecting-your-ideas-via-copyright-trademark-designs-and-patents

 

Data Protection

Overview: Data Protection is governed by a law (Data Protection Act 1998), which contains all your obligations as a business.

Date: 27 February 2018

Time: 13:30pm — 16:30pm

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Price: Free

Link: https://www.bgateway.com/events/7807/data-protection

 

Keep your Business Safe Online (Cyber Security Essentials)

Overview: Find out how to take some simple steps to reduce your chances of being hacked and also how to minimise the impact if your business does suffer a cyber attack.

Date: 1 March 2018

Time: 13:30pm — 16:30pm

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Price: Free

Link: https://www.bgateway.com/events/7808/keep-your-business-safe-online-cyber-security-essentials

 

Tripadvisor

Overview: Tripadvisor is no longer exclusively used by travellers, today more than ever the general public are much more inclined to read posts from the review website before visiting your business.

Date: 6 March 2018

Time: 13:30pm — 16:30pm

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Price: Free

Link: https://www.bgateway.com/events/7814/tripadvisor

 

Email Marketing (Intermediate) - DigitalBoost

Overview: Being able to engage your customers in conversation is a key way to create sales. This workshop is ideal for people currently using email but not to its full potential.

Date: 8 March 2018

Time: 9:30am — 12:30pm

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Price: Free

Link: https://www.bgateway.com/events/7809/email-marketing-intermediate-digitalboost

 

 

Twitter & Hootsuite (Intermediate) - DigitalBoost

Overview: A workshop for businesses that already use Twitter as part of their digital marketing strategy, and wish to produce more engaging content, reach a wider audience and measure the effectiveness.

Date: 8 March 2018

Time: 13:30pm — 16:30pm

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Price: Free

Link: https://www.bgateway.com/events/7810/twitter-hootsuite-intermediate-digitalboost

 

Business Start-Up: Business Planning

Overview: This workshop will help you create a robust business plan.

Date: 16 March 2018

Time: 9:30am — 12:30pm

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Price: Free

Link: https://www.bgateway.com/events/7811/business-start-up-business-planning

 

Business Start-Up: Finance

Overview: This workshop aims to give an introduction to the role of finance in business.

Date: 16 March 2018

Time: 13:30pm — 16:30pm

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Price: Free

Link: https://www.bgateway.com/events/7812/business-start-up-finance

 

Bookkeeping

Overview: This workshop aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage your finances and comply with regulatory and legal requirements through a relevant bookkeeping system.

Date: 27th March

Time: 9:30am — 12:30pm

Venue: Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Price: Free

Link: https://www.bgateway.com/events/7813/bookkeeping

 

Published: 14 December 2017