Growing your Business Overseas – A Strategic Approach

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Date: Thursday 23rd June, 9:30am - 12:30pm Location: Hillington Park Innovation Centre, Glasgow, G52  4RU Many growing businesses reach the point where they want to expand their relationships overseas to increase sales or to source manufacturing internationally. This move can present you with many questions from identifying markets and finding the appropriate research, through to creating good partnerships and handling ... Read More

Marketing Specialist Surgery

Date: Tuesday 24th November 2015, 9:30am - 4:30pm, 45 min timeslots available.  Location: Hillington Park Innovation Centre, Glasgow, G52 4RU Marketing can be a minefield for any early stage technology business, where to start, what type of marketing to use and where to focus to achieve the most impact. Book a one hour surgery with marketing expert Ross McLennan of Innovation Centres ... Read More

Funding Specialist Surgery

Date: Thursday 19th November, 9:30am - 4:30pm, 45 min timeslots available. Location: Hillington Park Innovation Centre, Glasgow, G52 4RU Are you currently raising funding or investment for your business? Do you need support finding the right funding or investment route for your business? Book 45 minute surgery with funding and investment expert Kevin Lonergan of Innovation Centres Scotland Ltd, where you can explore ... Read More

10 Top Tips to Consider when Hiring Staff

This week's blog comes from guest blogger Lisa Thomson, founder of Purpose HR. Finding and hiring top talent is one of the biggest challenges to growing a successful business and an area I am regularly asked for support and advice on from clients. Hiring for an early stage tech business or start-up can be particularly challenging: you need to move ... Read More

UWS – Paisley informal open evening

Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of Scotland, is delighted to invite you to an evening reception on our Paisley Campus on Thursday 13 August at 6pm. UWS is already one of the main driving forces in the centre of Paisley – join us at this informal event to learn more about our ambitious development plans here in Paisley, across ... Read More

Customer Engagement & Retention Online – Turning ‘Visitors’ into Customers

Date: Thurs 24th September 2015, 9:30am - 12:30pm (registration from 08:45) Location: Hillington Park Innovation Centre, Glasgow, G52 4RU Customer Engagement has recently become one of the industry’s key buzz phrases but what it really means is the process behind regularly communication and interaction with different customers across lots of different communication channels. Your business will have a website, you ... Read More

Practical Tips for Developing a good Sales Process and Strategy

Date: Tuesday 1st September, 9:30am - 12:30pm (registration opens at 08:45). Location: Hillington Park Innovation Centre, Glasgow, G52 4RU Demystify the world of sales. You might be a new business owner about to embark on sales for the first time. Or maybe you are looking for some advice on how to develop your growing sales force.This practical masterclass will give ... Read More

5 latest trends in Crowdfunding

Image courtesy of zdiviv at Crowdfunding is quite a revolution in the financial world.  In the good old days, when entrepreneurs wanted to raise funds they had to either go to a bank, a VC or sniff out a potential investor with sufficient cash to spare.  Crowdfunding has changed this approach completely. A great way to put borrowers and ... Read More


Detailed information about CAN DO Scale and the application process can be found here. Boost your entrepreneurial skills and develop your innovative business idea. Do you... Have an ambitious business or business idea? Want to meet like-minded people who are looking to start an exciting business, join a founders team or scale up an existing innovation-driven business? Want to learn from ... Read More

Incubation vs. Acceleration Programmes

As a tech innovator in Scotland you’re likely to be sniffing out all the support you can get to help you launch your business, get it to market and, or help it grow. With a host of different support systems on offer, it can be tough to work out exactly who does what and which option might be most appropriate ... Read More