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Running a tech business can be tough and brings many challenges with it. It’s one thing being an expert in your field but running a business requires a whole range of additional skills. As a direct result of feedback from our members who reported that there is not enough guidance for start-up businesses in the early stages of their journey, we are delighted to announce our new Future Ready programme for start-ups and growing SME tech companies.  

To support your business growth, we have brought together experts across multiple areas of business activities to develop a programme that will give you a broad understanding of each business function. It includes guidance on everything from legal planning and governance and compliance, to investor engagement and financial planning. 

The Future Ready knowledge hub is designed specifically for tech companies and features a range of business content and modules. It includes materials such as templates and boilerplates, telling you how to complete essential documentation, as well as business advice, podcasts and in-person events offering networking opportunities.  

The best bit? It’s free for all paying ScotlandIS members!  

To get access to Future Ready, email Nicola Jackson at

Get your business Future Ready, today. 

What’s in the Future Ready programme?

 The Future Ready programme gives you access to a range of online courses you can reach for when you need them. There are a lot of administration, processes and policies involved in running your business, and we want to make keeping up with that simple and easy to do.

The platform will also tell you when you need to implement certain policies and processes as your business grows. You can share courses with your team so they can upskill too.  

Each module also comes with its own Future Ready qualification. 

This fantastic programme currently includes training on: 

  • The basic company policies you need 
  • Financial tools, templates and tips to grow a successful business 
  • Recruitment procedures and policies
  • Client engagement – NDAs etc. 
  • How to attract and engage investors 
  • Get legal ready with IP protection, patents and contracts
  • How to apply for and win tenders
  • How to protect yourself from Cyber-attacks and risks
  • Health and Safety policies

Training modules coming soon include:

  •  HR compliance
  • Utilising social media to build and engage your audience 
  • Developing your brand, website and marketing strategy 

Learn as your business grows

With the Future Ready programme, you can get on top of all aspects of your business and avoid the pitfalls. We’re delighted to be able to offer this brilliant ScotlandIS member benefit.  

Whether you’re setting up your tech business or growing it, this is your chance to get your business Future Ready, learning from tech leaders and industry experts to accelerate your business growth. 

Discounted Blockchain course for members

Future Ready also offers members access to a short Business Blockchain course from Edinburgh Business School and Jump Digital. With the recent Scottish Enterprise Blockchain report highlighting that the technology could be worth over £4 billion to the Scottish economy by 2023, the first ten ScotlandIS members to sign up to Future Ready will receive the course for free. Those thereafter will be offered at a 75% discount. 

Sign up to Future Ready today

To receive your login for the Future Ready platform, contact:

  01506 472 200

If you’re not a member but would like to benefit from Future Ready, talk to Ross Murray about our various membership packages today.

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