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Rural Enterprise News: 8 September

We hope everyone is enjoying the September sunshine this week — and long may it continue! We also hope you’ll enjoy browsing the updates, events and opportunities in this blog article:

SOSE Circular Economy Workshop in Collaboration with Zero Waste Scotland

Wherever you are in your sustainability journey, this webinar will help you feel confident to plan for a greener future with practical knowledge, tools and actions for your business to take. Happening Tuesday, 12 September, 11:00 - 12:00. Find out more and book here.

Get Ready for Winter by Insulating Against High Energy Bills

Business Energy Scotland is running this free training webinar on 20 September at 10:00 am - 10:45 am. It is designed to help businesses get ready for winter, keep their energy bills in check, and take advantage of Scottish Government funding that is currently available. Find out more and book here.

GrowBiz Peer Support Group for Entrepreneurs with Health Challenges

Are you self-employed, a freelancer or do you run a business or social enterprise whilst living with ongoing physical or mental health issues? The new GrowBiz Peer Support Group for Entrepreneurs with Health Challenges can provide support and understanding from people with similar challenges, as well as tried and tested solutions and strategies to help you run your business on your own terms. At the moment this group is for those based in Perth and Kinross. Find out more here.

Creative Scotland Opportunities

If you’re an artist, writer, maker or musician in Scotland the Creative Scotland Opportunities website currently has over 470 jobs, workshops, funds, awards, residencies and other professional development opportunities listed. You can also advertise your own. Take a look here.

Cost of Living: How Employers can Support Staff and Boost Retention

This online event from FSB with Blackhawk Network will look at employee wellbeing, with insights from the latest BHN Extras research. Better understand what your employees want and need from you and how to support them while dealing with the cost of living yourself. One randomly selected attendee will win an eGift worth £150. Taking place on Tuesday, 24 October, 11:00 – 12:00. Find out more here.

GrowBiz: How to Sell Using Compelling Messaging, Wed, 20 September, 16:30 - 18:00, Online

No matter what type of business you operate you need customers to buy from you. That means, love it or hate it, you are selling because without sales you don't have a business. Did you know that there are only five reasons that customers don't buy? They might state them differently, but it's only five. If we can anticipate them we can plan to combat them and we can make it easier for customers to say "yes, please." GrowBiz Enterprise Facilitator & Business Coach, Andy Lambert, has nearly three decades of sales experience that he will share with you in this fun and interactive learning session. Book here

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