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May 2019

Creating Killer Graphics In Canva 2.0

May 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
InCube, 27 High Street
Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 2AF United Kingdom
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Event details Join us for a fantastic practical beginner's workshop and learn how to design simple but beautiful graphics, using FREE online tools, such as Canva 2.0. Create stunning images for presentations, your website/blog, email newsletters and any social media channels. This workshop is not exclusively for online marketing, you will learn to create images for print as well - e.g. business cards, flyers, posters or invitations. At the end of the session, you will be able to edit pictures,…

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Business Start-Up: Finance

May 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
InCube, 27 High Street
Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 2AF United Kingdom
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Event details This workshop aims to give an introduction to the role of finance in business. The workshop will look at: managing a profit and loss account producing a cashflow statement working capital the different sources of finance the different legal structures of a business There will also be information on additional services from Business Gateway and details of other workshops which may be appropriate for you.   Click here to book your place

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Creative Toolkit – Session 2

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
InCube, 27 High Street
Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 2AF United Kingdom

Create your motivation on DEMAND Be bigger than any interruption- getting laser sharp focused Daily Practices to boost your business and enthusiasm. Create a confidence and excitement that inspires you to take action. Power Tool Consistency, Ease, Making life work for you. Marion Morrison is a coach, trainer and motivational speaker who uses self leadership tools, time management techniques, confidence building and emotional resilience to help individuals clarify their goals, achieve development objectives and to unlock their potential. “Marion’s passion,…

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Social Media

May 30 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
InCube, 27 High Street
Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 2AF United Kingdom
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Event details This workshop will increase your understanding of social media and how it can be used for the benefit of your business. This workshop will show you how to use social media: as a customer service platform to increase awareness of your brand for product/service research to improve your search engine optimisation to measure the results of your marketing By the end of the workshop you will have a good understanding of the advantages and dangers of social media.…

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June 2019

Social Media Essentials for Start Ups

June 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
InCube, 27 High Street
Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 2AF United Kingdom
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Event details This workshop will help provide start-ups with an overview of the most popular Social Media platforms used for Business and provide useful insights in how to use Social Media effectively. Social Media offers businesses a way of reaching, engaging and interacting with your customers. From driving sales, boosting your brand awareness and even conducting Marketing Research, this workshop will outline how new businesses of all sizes can utilise Social Media effectively. This session will cover: Choosing the right…

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Marketing: Create a One-Page Marketing Plan

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
InCube, 27 High Street
Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 2AF United Kingdom

This half-day workshop aims to give an overview of marketing and will explore approaches to raising the profile of your business and will include: Identifying your Marketing Aims Multi-Channel Marketing: Identifying the most appropriate channels of marketing for your business Connecting with your audience & influencers of your brand Competitor analysis: how to stay ahead of the competition. PR & Media: An introduction of how to write a press release and approach the media Creation of a one-page Marketing Plan…

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Bookkeeping

June 6 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
InCube, 27 High Street
Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 2AF United Kingdom
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Event details 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. This workshop will explain: what financial records are needed the broad principles and procedures of accounting systems how to choose accounting systems – both manual and computerised which financial statements and statutory returns are relevant to your business different accounting periods and financial years how to use financial records for…

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Business Start-Up: Marketing

June 11 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
InCube, 27 High Street
Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 2AF United Kingdom
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Event details This workshop aims to help you identify your customers, understand your competitors and plan an effective marketing strategy. The workshop will look at: the role of marketing in your business identifying your target customers identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your competitors market research There will also be information on additional services from Business Gateway and details of other workshops which may be appropriate for you.   Click here to book your place

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Mastering Selling Skills

June 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
InCube, 27 High Street
Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 2AF United Kingdom
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Event details This course aims to improve your selling skills, thereby increasing sales. In this workshop you will learn how to: identify customer requirements through questioning techniques identify the products and services that meet the customer’s needs interpret buying signals and close the sale explain the difference between features and benefits generate further interest handle customer queries, objections, feedback and reactions agree terms of sale to meet customer’s requirements complete paperwork and quotations monitor sales progress and pass data to…

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Effective eCommerce – DigitalBoost

June 13 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
InCube, 27 High Street
Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 2AF United Kingdom
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Event details Want to grow your business? Not sure about selling online? This workshop will arm you with valuable skills and information that will help you increase the effectiveness of your eCommerce presence. What’s the best way to sell YOUR products online? The key to improving your eCommerce business is measuring its effectiveness - you can then take steps to optimise its performance. Should you be using eBay or Amazon, neither or both? This workshop will also take you through…

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Business Start-Up: Business Planning

June 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
InCube, 27 High Street
Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 2AF United Kingdom
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Event details This workshop will help you create a robust business plan. The workshop will look at: creating a description for your business the business planning process efficient ways of obtaining skills and resources presenting your business plan There will also be information on additional services from Business Gateway and details of other workshops which may be appropriate for you.   Click here to book your place

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Sales Strategy – How to plan for success

June 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
InCube, 27 High Street
Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 2AF United Kingdom
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Event details Learn the key skills and knowledge needed to be able to develop a sales strategy to help you increase your sales and use sales leads to maximum effectiveness. Business Gateway are pleased to be hosting a workshop aimed at helping you develop an effective sales strategy to support your business' sales goals in 2018. Selling is at the core of any business, and most businesses are always looking to work out ways to sell more effectively. Having an…

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Business Start-Up: Finance

June 25 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
InCube, 27 High Street
Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 2AF United Kingdom
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Event details This workshop aims to give an introduction to the role of finance in business. The workshop will look at: managing a profit and loss account producing a cashflow statement working capital the different sources of finance the different legal structures of a business There will also be information on additional services from Business Gateway and details of other workshops which may be appropriate for you.   Click here to book your place

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Retailing: Pitching to Buyers

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
InCube, 27 High Street
Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 2AF United Kingdom

This half-day workshop will focus on the value of selling via a stockist / retailer versus selling direct via your own website and will explore: How to cost & price your work for wholesale sales Researching your market How to target & approach the right buyers Using social media to approach buyers /stockist and raise your profile Preparing for a Trade Show Building and maintaining relationships with buyers How to negotiate with a buyer The workshop will engage participants during…

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July 2019

InCube Creative Crafts Trail 2019

July 5 @ 9:00 am - July 7 @ 5:00 pm

A programme of workshops by creative artists, makers and craftspeople as part of Sma’ Shot & Weave Festival, Paisley 5-7 July 2019 Featuring work by – click on each artist for event information Lisa Crockard – Make Your Own Keum Boo Pendant Charlene Leske – Build A Bug Rosie Little – Knit A Necklace John Maguire – Make Your Own Gargoyle Josef McFadden – Introduction to Watercolours Caitlin Mooney – Crochet Buddy The Lion Katherine Pentney – Free Motion Hoop Embroidery…

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