Stirling Business Summit 2018

Looking to start your own business or in the early stages and want a boost?
Whether you have a business idea, want to be your own boss, or simply have
started and want to improve your skills, this is the event for you.

The Stirling Business Summit is the one event in Stirling where you can access all things startup.



We have combined everything you need to get started in business into helpful zones:

Getting Started:
Have you got a business idea and don’t know where to start or are you looking to get your business started fast? Our getting started zone will help point you in the direction and get you started. We will also have experts from RBS Entrepreneur Accelerator at our getting started zone. The programme is a free six-month programme designed to power up entrepreneurs who want to grow and scale their business. As part of the programme, you will get access to 1:1 coaching and mentoring, a dedicated Entrepreneur Development Manager, state of the art co-working spaces, financial health checks offered with relationship-managed banking service and more. The team will be at our Summit to discuss how you can get involved.

Legal Eagles:
In this zone, you will find lawyers and insurance providers, keeping you right on what business coverage you need, advice on franchises, contracts and more.

Employing People:
Will you need to employ staff? Our employing people zone includes STEP HR experts, Stirling Council Employability, Stirling University and DWP. In this zone, you can find out what funding is available to employ staff, where you can find great candidates and how to get started with contracts etc…

All About the Money:
Both raising money to fund your business and keeping track of your income/expenditure and legally reporting is a large part of starting a business. In our All about the money zone, you will be able to speak to business banks, accountants, funding and crowdfunding experts about all your money needs. 

The Customer is King:
In every business, you need customers. This zone will give you on guidance from getting online to traditional marketing to help make your business is successful. 

Building a Brand
Building a brand can include making sure you have the right packaging, a consistent brand image with uniforms, business cards and ensuring you have the right premises for your business. At our building a brand zone you will find experts to help you on all of these areas.