Events

  • Protect your business and data from hackers – DigitalBoost

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    Wednesday, June 16, 2021

    What to expect from this webinar

    Join us to look at why it’s important for all businesses to give their online security thought and consideration. We will take you through some simple steps to minimise the risks. We will also direct you to available support to help you and your business.

    During the session will cover:
    - Cyber security and why it matters for businesses
    - Data backups and malware protection
    - Smartphones, passwords and phishing

    Please note: A link to access the webinar will be sent to you in your booking confirmation email. You may need to look in your ‘Clutter’ or ‘Spam’ folder to find it.

    This is a ‘DigitalBoost’ event which is funded by Digital Scotland and delivered by Business Gateway.

    Register now at Business Gateway DigitalBoost.

  • Starting a business: Everything you need to know from Business Gateway

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    Thursday, June 17, 2021

    What to expect from this webinar

    Whatever your reasons may be for considering being your own boss, Business Gateway is here to support you and this webinar will help you decide if this is right path for you. We will explore your potential customers, the problems your business can solve for them and how you can do that better than the competition. Once that is clear, we will look at the key activities and costs involved in starting and running the business and tools for determining the commercial viability before considering the main options for business structures (sole trader, partnership, or limited company).


    We will look at:

    • Personal finance planning – how much do you need to earn?
    • Researching your Market – To develop an understanding of your market, who your customers are, understanding your competition and what the trends are within your chosen field.
    • Business Structure – what are the main business structures? How to decide which is right for you and how to register as a business.
    • Creating your start-up action plan – an outline.

     

    Sign up at Business Gateway.

  • Waracle's Embracing Digital: The Customer Expectations Driving Innovation In Financial Services

    Thursday, June 17, 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic and acceleration of digital business has seen financial services companies reassess their digital transformation strategy and, in most cases, speed it up. From re-imagining products and services around customer-centricity to developing new business models to meet customer behaviours, banks and financial institutions have gone from laggards in the digital transformation front to potential leaders.

    Join the Waracle panel of industry experts as we explore how digital innovation combined with next-generation business models are delivering real business impact. They will also be discussing the importance of design thinking principles and data-driven decision making in order to drive quantifiable business and enhance the end customer experience.  Panelists will be sharing their top tips and real-life examples of how they have embraced digital innovation to help build a financial services organisation for the future.

    There will also be the opportunity to ask the panel key questions whilst gaining valuable insights into how to apply specific tactics and strategies to help improve your current business pain points.

    Sign up for free at Waracle events.

  • Cities with Purpose - on Tuesday 15th June, 11am-12pm

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

    Please join us for the Scottish Cities Alliance’s upcoming event – Cities with Purpose - on Tuesday 15th June, 11am-12pm.

    In partnership with Real Asset Media we will be exploring how cities and those shaping their built environments can work together to achieve carbon neutrality. With key speakers from UK Green Building Council and asset management firm, DWS, alongside Cllr John Alexander, Dundee City Council and Cllr Jenny Laing, Aberdeen City Council.

    The event is free to attend you can sign up on the link below:

    Investing in cities with purpose – creating net zero urban centres | Real Asset Investment Briefings (realassetlive.com)

    Once registered for the REALX platform, you will automatically have access to all upcoming events and be able to attend “Cities with Purpose” when it kicks off next week. Reminders will be sent beforehand for all upcoming REALX events.

    Please note, if you have already registered to REALX from our last event – Towards Affordable Cities - there is no need to sign up again.

  • Scottish Enterprise Briefing: Green Business Support Fund

    Monday, June 14, 2021

    In conjunction with Scottish Enterprise, CeeD are running a briefing workshop during which you’ll be able to learn how you can apply for funding of up to £500,000 from the Green Business Support Fund for green jobs activities.

    Due to the short deadline for the first funding call - closing 12pm 24th June - we are running an event this Monday 14th June at 11am - 12pm.

    This is a briefing workshop during which you’ll be able to learn how you can apply for funding of up to £500,000 from the Green Business Support Fund for green jobs activities. The Fund aims to support businesses to create and maintain jobs that improve the environment, and to support projects that align to the Scottish Government net zero policies. 

    This event is your opportunity to find out more about the competition and ask any questions you may have.  A second call is anticipated in September so this is therefore not only your chance to question Terry Hogg about the Competition but through the CeeD network, find a business partner with whom to work and apply for funding now or in the near future.

    To find out more and to register for the event please click here.

  • Meet the Buyer 2021

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

     

    The Supplier Development Programme is set to host Meet the Buyer on 8 June, the headline partners being the Scottish Government and Scotland Excel. As the public sector turns towards economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Meet the Buyer 2021 looks to be the event of the year for engagement with buyers.

    As of today, 28 May, 2,000 suppliers have registered to attend this event, and there are three stages in the main agenda: the Inclusive Growth Stage, Sustainability and Innovation Stage, and Community Wealth Building (Supply Chain) Stage.

    To find out more about the event and to register please click here.

  • Q & A session to support any companies interested in applying for the Green Jobs call.

    Monday, May 31, 2021

     

    Monday 31st of May from 4-5pm, Q & A session to support any companies interested in applying for the Green Jobs call. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions from those who are running the call to help with ongoing applications, or deciding to make an application to the Call.

    Please click here to register.

    The green jobs funding is being delivered as competitive funding calls, which are rounds of funding that open and close periodically for fixed amounts of time and from which the best projects will be chosen for support. The green jobs calls aim to support businesses to create and maintain jobs that improve the environment, and to support projects that align to the Scottish Government net zero policies. By ‘net zero’, we mean the Scottish Government’s commitment to achieving net zero carbon and greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.

    The first call is aimed at supporting businesses to:

    • Create green jobs (these are new jobs that relate directly to the transition to net zero) or facilitate the transition of a job from non-green to green
    • Minimise environmental impacts by developing sustainable low carbon products or services

    The first call is now open until 12 noon on Tuesday 24 June 2021. 

    To find out more about the green jobs call please click here.