Business Gateway Midlothian Webinars: 22nd – 28th February
Whether you run your own business or are at the exploratory stage of starting a new one, Business Gateway Webinars can support you on your journey to launch or business growth. Find out what webinars Business Gateway Midlothian have running next week, there is bound to be something that suits your needs or aspirations at this time.
Starting a Consultancy Business
Tuesday 23rd February 2021, 10am – 12pm
Do you have expertise that business owners would find of value? Do you need to increase your income due to reduced hours or losing your job? Then join this Business Gateway Edinburgh & Lothian’s webinar to understand what a consultant is, and what they do for their customers.
You will learn the difference between an expert and a consultant and the key characteristics of both with the added bonus of an introduction to the tendering process including the procedures to follow in writing proposals. Winning tenders can provide stability for your consultancy as many businesses and public sector organisations buy in expertise for short term projects.
If you have considered starting your own consultancy business then book your space today.
Wednesday 24th February 2021, 10am – 12pm
Whether you’re just starting out or you run an established business, being able to negotiate the best deal will serve you well. If you’re dealing with another business to secure a mutually beneficial contract or looking to get better deals through your supply chain, having the skills and confidence to negotiate will result in the best outcome. This webinar will help you to be clear on what you want to achieve from the negotiation whilst ensuring that you view the arrangement from the other party’s perspective from the outset.
Learning how to adopt a structured approach to your negotiation will increase your chances of a mutually successful conclusion that can then lead to a long lasting fruitful relationship for both parties. Register for this webinar today.
Structuring your Business Finances
Friday 26th February 2021, 10am – 12pm
Kick start your weekend with a serious look at your finances for the future. This past year has been extremely challenging for many businesses, making forward planning and managing your cash flow essential to navigate through this period and be ready to harness opportunities as markets re-open to trade.
Business Gateway Midlothian can provide further expertise from reviewing operational costs to restructuring your business’s borrowings through fully funded consultancy support via the ERDF Expert Help Framework.
We all know the importance of businesses being visible online and while, in recent years, there has been a balance between online and offline media, the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions have driven the importance of having a strong digital presence even more This is how customers know you exist and gives you an engagement and communication channel to talk directly to your audience.
Using the pull technique is much less work for you in attracting new customers. To help you reach customers in this way, we have two webinars that target findability. Getting Started with Google and SEO will give you the tools to ensure your business is visible in web searches and Blogging For Business will help you to attract new business through showing off your business personality!
We have a variety of webinars next week that you can attend free of charge, to develop your skills and improve your business’s visual presence, findability and of course give your business a personality – remember ‘People do business with People’.