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In just 22 days we will be celebrating the start of a new DECADE. That is a pretty big deal, right?

The last 20 years have seen the entire economy shift dramatically. But, according to a dazzling number of predictions, 2020 is going to be one serious year and EVERYONE is stepping up their game…

Is it time for you to do the same?

We have six fiery tips to help ignite your 2020 spark…

1. Start the Decade Right

New Year resolutions are made at the beginning of every year, with individuals setting personal milestones for the 12 months ahead. 2020 signifies a whole new era, so it makes sense to think bigger and better than before. Maybe it is time to dip your toe in the start-up business world? Or finally take the next big step for your company – exporting, new premises, growing your team? The possibilities are endless, and Business Gateway can help ensure you finally stick to those resolutions.

2. Take Home Gold

A highly anticipated decade brings highly anticipated awards…scooping a 2020 Oscar or Golden Globe sounds that bit more élite than a 2019 or 2021 accolade. With soaring attendances, lucrative sponsorship and fierce competition, the Elevator Awards mark a pivotal date in the business calendar.  We recognise Scotland’s best entrepreneurial talent, and this year could be your year to take home the gold…what are you waiting for?     

3. Accelerate Your Success

Did you know Elevator runs six custom accelerator programmes? Shaped to take your design-led thinking from concept and development through to design and delivery, each fully-funded programme will shake-up your business mindset to help position you at the forefront of your desired industry. What are you waiting for? It’s time for blast off!   

4. Push Boundaries  

‘Push yourself out of your comfort zone’, words which are used on a day-to-day basis but how often do you live by them? The Elevator Challenge puts your physical, mental and creative boundaries to the test as you face strategic, fun-filled tasks to help build the foundations for an efficient, effective and successful business. We push you to achieve things you never thought possible.

5. Stay Ahead of the Game  

We host a plethora of events throughout the year – GoNetwork, Women into Business, Accelerator Showcases, Entrepreneurial Q&As, Masterclasses, workshops that cover every business need, and so much more. Delve into each to help make your next business move; from understanding the latest trends affecting business and your region’s economy, networking with like-minded entrepreneurs to hearing from earth-shaking business leaders who have been there and done it.  

6. Be Brave

2020 marks a milestone year for Elevator. Our plans will shake up our status-quo as we aim to tackle new regions and take on some of our very own ‘firsts’. So, what has encouraged us to do this? It comes down to one phrase ‘Be Brave’ - words of encouragement which came from our supportive ecosystem at the start of 2019, words we are sticking to and words we firmly believe should be at the forefront of your mind as you take on this new decade!

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