October is here and for many rural business it can be a quieter time to reflect and prepare for the busy winter period. Perhaps you could use this opportunity to attend an event or take on a new challenge. Get some ideas in this blog post:
Canva Videos Learning Session
Learn how to create professional and eye-catching video content to support and promote your business at the free GrowBiz Scotland ‘Showcasing your Business with Canva Videos’ online learning session on Wednesday 25 October, 12:00 - 13:30. Book here.
Fife Start-Up Grant
Individuals intending to start a business in Fife, or who started one in the past 6 months, can apply for up to £500 to cover some eligible costs involved. It is delivered by Business Gateway Fife on behalf of Fife Council, so you must be working with Business Gateway to be considered. Find out more here.
Rural Enterprise Directory Scotland
Get the new month off to a positive start by getting your rural small business or enterprise listed on the REDS Directory for free. Hundreds of others have already done so. Find out more and apply on the website here.
Winter Warmer Mini Accelerator
Registration is open for the latest Winter Warmer Mini Accelerator, which will focus on Design Thinking to innovate new products, services, and strategies. This free programme is being delivered on behalf of PKC by Elevator UK and will take place in the Famous Grouse Ideas Centre. Three in-person sessions will run on 21 and 22 November and 5 December. Find out more here.
Social Enterprise Policy and Practice Conference
This year the Conference will be hosted and delivered by Social Enterprise Scotland (SES) and welcomes Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy, Fair Work and Energy Neil Gray MSP as the keynote speaker in October. It will take place on Thursday 26th October (12.30pm-17.00pm) and will be held at the Greyfriars Charteris Centre, Edinburgh. There are online and (now limited) in-person tickets available. Find out more here.
Interested in becoming a Perthshire Artisan? If you are a creative living and/or working in Perth & Kinross, running either a part or full time creative business and keen to learn more all the information can be found here.
GrowBiz Mentoring Programme
This award-winning programme is looking for additional volunteer mentors to help keep up with demand. Find out more about what's involved here, or download the media pack to share this opportunity with others.