Diversifying your Business, Training & Information Sources
Getting Ready for Business – Information leaflet
The Getting Ready for Business – Information Leaflet has been prepared to provide you with templates, guidance notes and examples to help you on the way. You will also find posters that you can download, print off and use in your workplace along with links to Scottish and UK government information and articles from professional bodies.
We clearly have a long way to go, but movement is starting soon and the more that we can all do to review, plan, purchase necessary equipment and prepare in advance the more successful you will be.
Digital Development Loan
The Digital Development Loan was created by the Scottish Government to provide loans to companies who wish to improve their digital capabilities and capacity. The loan also covers staff digital skills development as part of the Scottish Government’s drive to improve economic productivity.
To find out more about the Digital Development Loan or to apply head to their website- https://digitaldevelopmentloan.org/
Business Gateway are releasing webinars across Scotland to help businesses through COVID-19.
Their national weekly webinar programme will focus in on the latest key business needs and topics like Taking Your Business Online, Managing Your Business Reputation, Getting Your Website Found, Using Webinars & Live Streams, Digital Marketing Strategy and many more.
Here is the link to Business Gateway’s event’s website where you can see their upcoming events and book your place – https://www.bgateway.com/events
Further support and guidance for COVID-19 from Business Gateway can be found on their website at. Here is the link to their website.
Skills Development Scotland
Online courses available
Skills Development Scotland has introduced a new online portal in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to encourage people who have been furloughed or made redundant to develop their skills. The portal provides links to thousands of free-to-access online resources across a range of subject areas including digital, languages, business and technology.
Learn about online courses
Future Learn- Grow Your Digital Skills
Whether you’re looking for a new job or want to start your own business, digital skills are the key to success. From mechanics to 3D modelling, plumbing to programming, get the digital skills you need with these specially designed courses from Accenture.
Google Digital Garage Training
Start learning a new skill today with Google!
Online courses, designed for you to grow your career or business. Select individual modules, or dive right in and take an entire course end-to-end.
COVID-19 Business Helpline
The business helpline number is 0300 303 0660. The helpline will be open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm.
Callers should select option one to speak to the COVID-19 team.