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Rural Enterprise News: 12 July

Summer events, holidays and activities can leave less space for your business and other tasks. So this blog is designed to be a helpful and inspirational read, and a productive use of your valuable time:

Art of Possible Join Glasgow City of Science and Innovation at next month's Art of Possible, in conjunction with the 2023 Cycling World Championships, and explore how businesses in Scotland are leading the way to developing sustainable, practical alternatives to traditional forms of transport. Happening 14.00 - 17.00 on 8 Aug 2023. Free, In-person at Glasgow Science Centre, and livestreamed. Find out more and book here.

Women's Enterprise Scotland Awards

Shining a spotlight on women-led businesses across Scotland, there are 10 award categories to choose from so you can apply whatever your sector, business stage or location. Choose up to two categories and complete the online form to enter for free by 18th August. Read more and apply here.

Cairngorms Business Barometer

This survey provides the Cairngorms Business Partnership with valuable feedback from businesses within the Cairngorms National Park, assisting them to understand and act upon current challenge. You’ll receive a receive customised analysis on your contribution. Take the survey here.

Apt Training Courses

Registration now open for these funded one-day training courses, which will run during August and September this year. They’re available to any employer, of any size, based and/or operating in Scotland. Topics centre around inclusivity and accessibility in the workplace. Find out more here.

Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce Survey

All businesses in the region, whether members or not, are invited to take this survey on the Chamber and its current offerings for the local business community. It should take no more than five minutes to provide your feedback here.

Access to Music Making Fund

Applications will open for this fund on Tuesday the 18 July for individuals and organisations in Scotland who are delivering quality music making programmes within Scotland for children and young people. Find out more here.

NFU Inspirational Young Person of the Year Award

The application deadline for these awards has been extended to the end of July. It’s open for young people aged 16-26 working in the Food & Drink Sector. The winner receives £500, with second and third places finalists receiving £300 and £200 respectively. Enter or nominate here.

FSB Big Small Business Survey Results

A report on this survey, which received more than 600 responses from small and medium enterprises s across Scotland, is now available to download here.

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