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'Developed by B Lab, and used globally by 50,000+ businesses, the B Impact Assessment is the most credible tool a company can use to measure its impact on its workers, community, environment, and customers.'

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Business Women Scotland roadshow coming to Edinburgh

The one-day event for women in business includes drop-in talks by innovative and inspiring professionals from the world of food, fashion, marketing and social media. The highlight of the day will be Professor Heather McGregor CBE, guest speaker...

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Enter AccelerateHER 2019 Awards - Investing Women Angels

We believe in keeping it simple and making it easy! And all you need to do to enter is 1. Send us your 3 minute pitch video and 2. Fill in the submission form. Name your video file as your full name and upload via the link below by midnight on...

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Scottish EDGE launches Circular Economy EDGE Award

Circular Economy EDGE is a special award category introduced with Zero Waste Scotland funding to encourage and back entrepreneurs who are exploring circular ways of doing business. A circular economy is one that's sustainable, and as much as...

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Edinburgh sports tech firm net new investment

A sports tech firm based in Edinburgh's CodeBase has received a £250,000 injection from a group of private investors. Pitchbooking has secured the funding in an investment round led by local investment firm Aurient Ltd and backed by Techstart...

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The story of Zopa: The fintech firm taking on the big banks

Zopa is not a brand that many people have heard of. Its awareness among the British public sits at just 15%, according to YouGov BrandIndex - the big banks it wants to compete with score in the 90s.

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Edinburgh tourist tax: How would it work?

EDINBURGH has won its battle for the right to introduce a tourist tax thanks to a budget deal between the SNP and the Greens at Holyrood.

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➡ 12 FEBRUARY 2019 - Business Start-up: Networking (Business Gateway). This session provides an ideal environment for small businesses to meet and hone their networking skills. Book here.

➡ 12 FEBRUARY 2019 - BIA Masterclass (Scotland Can B) .Join a 4-hour workshop exploring the details of the B Impact Assessment tool and learn how to measure a business beyond profit. Book here.

➡ 20 FEBRUARY 2019 - Lunch at the Refinery(Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce) ECC's monthly meet-up heads to the Refinery! Come along for a tasty meal and a chance to grow your network. Book here.

➡ 7 MARCH 2019 - Get Paid for What You Know - Freelancer Workshop (BRT Event) Join Pete McLean, our Merchiston incubator manager, and find out the various ways in which you can earn your buck using your own skills. Free Pizza & Beer After party!. Book here.