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Coronavirus Update: 30 November

Updated: Dec 8, 2020

Tomorrow is the first day of December - so the good news is that it’s just three weeks until the shortest day of the year. The not-so-good news is that the remainder of 2020, and early 2021, are still looking rather uncertain from an enterprise perspective. the following blog post provides a helpful overview of what opportunities might be available to you and the latest news on what’s happening:

Supporting Creative Enterprises in the Cairngorms National Park Survey: If you’re an artist, creative, maker, performer, run a creative organisation, venue, gallery or outlet in the Cairngorms Nationals Park area, we need your input via this survey to help build a strategy to support and further develop the wealth of local creative talent. Potential ‘next steps’ that the survey will help to inform could include a ‘virtual high street’ type concept with the inclusion of various channels for a directory/e-commerce/sales. Closing date 5pm Monday 7 December. Take the survey here.

Launch of Coronavirus Memorial Website Lost/Found: A new website, Lost/Found, launched today, has collated memorials for people who have died throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the families who contributed to the website are working with artists to create physical memorials to remember those lost. There will be an exhibition of the work shown in 2021. If you’re a creative practitioner or maker and want to be involved in the project, please email Anna Day. Find out more here.

Brexit Transition Period Master Checklist: The Brexit transition period will end on 31 December, so it’s important for your business to be prepared. This master checklist document from the Government categorises actions you might need to take into separate themes to help you decide which are relevant to your business.

Prepare for Brexit Business Events and Webinars: Free virtual events to get practical advice on preparing your business for the end of the EU transition period. You can choose from a range of sector-specific webinars, such as food and drink, life sciences, and automotive. Following the live events most of the webinars are available to watch on demand. See a list of events here.

NFU Scotland Connectivity Survey: NFU Scotland is conducting this survey to better understand connectivity issues in Scottish agriculture and farmers and crofters are being asked to comment on how broadband and connectivity has affected them and their businesses. The survey closes on Monday, January 4, 2020. Take it here.

Zudu Identifying Opportunities For Digital Transformation Webinar: This webinar on 9 Dec at 2:00pm will focus on digital success stories, providing you with innovative ideas to drive your sales process and adopt upcoming trends that help your business grow online. It will consist of a presentation followed by a Q&A session. Secure your spot for free here.

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