The boss who bounced her way to £3m from just £200

The BBC’s weekly ‘The Boss’ series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week they spoke to Kimberlee Perry, founder of trampoline fitness company Bounce. “You need to connect with other people, it makes you feel good,” says Kimberlee Perry. Before coronavirus hit, her business had never contemplated…

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100 ACTIVITIES IN 100 DAYS!

SUPPORTING BUSINESSES DURING LOCKDOWN A social enterprise on a mission to support female entrepreneurs provided 100 activities to almost 100 women in the first 100 days of lockdown. The team behind Women’s Business Station, who aim to enhance the socio-economic empowerment of 10,000 women in Scotland by 2030, have delivered…

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‘Poor Man’s Copyright’ by Alan Rae

Let me set the scene ……. You’ve just written an incisive article, a romantic short story, haunting lyrics, a much needed training programme, drawn a searingly political cartoon strip, devised a novel business proposal, an innovative advertising campaign, created cleverly composed images, written a catchy melody, devised a new dance,…

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Tops tips on how to create your own professional video for your business

Producing professional-looking videos for websites and social media not only requires good filming techniques but also being good at editing. In this session professional filmmaker, Kelly McIntyre will demonstrate how to edit short videos using Adobe Premiere Rush free* editing software suitable for Mac or PC and available as an…

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WBS Members Survey – Covid19 Impact

Earlier this week, the Federation of Small Businesses revealed that a third of Scottish small businesses which have shut down during the Covid19 outbreak may never re-open. The FSB survey of 5,471 UK small business owners, including 758 in Scotland, found that 53% of Scottish firms had been forced to…

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The Story Edge – 3 part series with Kevin Anderson

Join us for 3 engaging sessions with the talented Story and Marketing mastermind Kevin Anderson. These interactive sessions will get you thinking ‘outside’ the box – Kevin has the ability to help you transform words in to engaging, captivating stories that will benefit your business and your mindset during this…

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WBS General Knowledge Quiz

Friday Afternoon Fun…… with a bit of light entertainment by the WBS team The rules are simple, we have complied 20 general knowledge questions which you have a around 20 seconds to answer each. To join in link:  https://zoom.us/j/870591896 no cheating, that meas no googling 🙂 the winners will receive …

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WBS member secures £100K Loan Supports Expansion of Rural Health and Well-Being Facility in Perth and Kinross

07 Apr 2020 Situated in the idyllic countryside of Newburgh, PlayPlus Ltd, trading as The Treehouse and Optimise Health and Fitness, is a bustling hub which provides family friendly attractions such as an indoor soft play, a welcoming café, various exercise classes and childcare facilities to support parents looking to…

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Firms Urged To Embrace New IDEAS

What prevents us from being innovative in the workplace, and how we can demolish the barriers? One of America’s top innovation experts, inventor, researcher and educator Doug Hall will exclusively reveal the results of his recent survey of businesspeople throughout the UK, USA and Canada when he addresses delegates at…

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Innovation expert sets sights on boosting Scottish business

One of America’s top innovation experts has paid tribute to the willingness of Scots to be “open to learning in a new way” as he prepares to deliver a keynote speech at an event in Dundee next month. Doug Hall, a former master marketing inventor at Proctor and Gamble, will…

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