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SBF is Scotland's ONLY dedicated online business forums. We're dedicated to helping small businesses across Scotland be the best they can be by providing a huge range of resources as well as a portal for discussion and debate.

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Scottish Business Forums

  1. Scottish Small Business Forums

    Our main business forums are split into seven key areas of business. Please take a few moments to review each area before posting your question.
    1. Starting a business in Scotland? Introductions

      If you're new to our forums then please take a moment to introduce yourself and your business to our community.
      Discussions:
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      Latest: Hello Fellow Members! Jennie Stamp, Jun 19, 2014
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    2. Researching & Planning your new business

      If you're at the stage of just researching/planning your business idea then this is the forum for you! By all means ask lots of questions as it's important you get as much feedback as possible on your idea :)
      Discussions:
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      Latest: Switching From Office To Work From Home Gemma Rowlands, Jul 23, 2014 at 10:39 AM
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    3. Finance & Accounting

      From financing your business to accounting for and managing your money please post your questions here.
      Discussions:
      176
      Messages:
      1,238
      Latest: Managing During Quiet Spells? Pete Brindle, Jul 22, 2014 at 1:05 PM
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    4. Keeping it Legal

      Are there issues affecting your business in general? This section also includes HR and employment issues, business insurance and general business law.
      Discussions:
      340
      Messages:
      1,981
      Latest: Business Expenses? Gemma Rowlands, Jun 16, 2014
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    5. IT & Technology

      Please post all your computer hardware, software and technology questions in this area.
      Discussions:
      357
      Messages:
      2,496
      Latest: What Type Of Computer Do You Use? MattW, Jul 18, 2014 at 4:41 PM
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    6. Internet Marketing & Social Media

      From SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and PPC (Pay Per Click) to running an online business and social media. Please post your questions here.
      Discussions:
      260
      Messages:
      2,283
      Latest: Are banner adverts (PPC) worthwhile? andybrowne, Jul 17, 2014 at 9:38 AM
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    7. Marketing and Sales

      The lifeblood of any business is very much related to how well it markets itself to it's potential customers and ultimately how good it is at selling it's products and services. Marketing and/or Sales questions go in this forum please :)
      Discussions:
      209
      Messages:
      1,447
      Latest: How Do You Secure Repeat Customers? Gemma Rowlands, Jul 22, 2014 at 11:47 AM
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    8. Personal Development & Productivity

      It's not easy running a small business so how do you stay motivated and productive? Post your personal development and productivity questions here.
      Discussions:
      68
      Messages:
      306
      Latest: When Do You Work The Best? Gemma Rowlands, Jul 20, 2014 at 12:59 PM
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    9. Scottish Business Directory

      Add your business to our Scottish Business Directory! Only one entry per forum username is allowed and you must be an active participant on the forums to qualify for an entry. All directory entries are subject to approval by the admin team.
      Discussions:
      7
      Messages:
      7
      Latest: Freeagent Jennie Stamp, May 22, 2014
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    1. Scottish Business Events & Press Releases

      Find out about events happening in your area as well as important news on our members.
      Discussions:
      352
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      699
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    2. Business Marketplace

      Whether you're making offers to our members or asking for them please post your requests in here. Please limit any offers to our members to ONE PER MONTH.
      Discussions:
      203
      Messages:
      557
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    3. The Water Cooler

      Think of this as your virtual gathering area! Feel free to post your jokes, stories and anecdotes in this section!
      Discussions:
      448
      Messages:
      5,203
      Latest: Today's Triumphs.. Gemma Rowlands, Jul 23, 2014 at 10:41 AM
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    4. Forum Help & Feedback

      Please use this forum to post suggestions on how to improve the forums and to also get help with any problems you may be experiencing.
      Discussions:
      85
      Messages:
      497
      Latest: Urls Not Obvious In A Post saltire, Jun 19, 2014
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