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Events & Workshops

Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce - Up and Coming Events | 30/04/2020

The following are the up and coming events to be held throughout May/June by Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce.

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ED-Netday: virtual meet up | 26/05/2020

The aim of this forum is to build a local business community group, share ideas and explore opportunities to work together.All welcome – the group is open to all businesses within East Dunbartonshire, regardless of sector and whether or not the business is based at home or within commercial premises.

26th May 2020 - 09:30 - 10:30

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East Dunbartonshire Women in Business: virtual meet up | 26/05/2020

This event is open to women either running their own business or considering setting up a business in the area.

26th May 2020 - 19:30 - 21:00

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Planning for the upturn - webinar | 01/06/2020

As we move towards a situation where you can re-open your business, it's important to use the time currently available to you, to be prepared and ready to do business in the "new normal". 

1st June 2020 - 11:30 - 12:30

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ED-Net (East Dunbartonshire networking group) - virtual meet up | 02/06/2020

This forum is building a local business community group, providing the chance to meet other local business owners, share ideas and explore the possibility of potential sales opportunities with other attendees.All welcome, the groups are open to businesses within East Dunbartonshire - either based from home or within commercial premises,regardless of size or sector.

2nd June 2020 - 19:30 - 20:30

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Case studies

Latest News

Wage Package Rescue Plan - BBC

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is to announce an employment and wage subsidy package to try to protect millions of jobs.

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Self-employed in the UK? - The Guardian

Rishi Sunak boosts safety net but workers criticise measures as not going far enough in coronavirus crisis

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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme - British Business Bank

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is now available through participating lenders


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The Business Gateway service in East Dunbartonshire provides new-start businesses with access to a wide range of detailed information, advice, workshops and events in areas such as:


Business Planning | Marketing | Business Finance

We have experienced business advisors that can assist you through the process of starting and growing your business. You can arrange an appointment with one of our Business Gateway (link is external) advisors in your local office (Kirkintilloch and Milngavie) by calling 0141 578 8530.


New-start businesses are also able to access other forms of financial support:

- Start up Loans (link is external) can provide personal loans of between £1,000 and £25,000 to individuals that have recently started a new business.

- In addition to the loan, you will also be able to access support for up to 12 months from a skilled business advisor.

- Business Loans Scotland (link is external) can provide a business loan of between £20,000 to £100,000, up to 50% of a start-up finance package. This is only available to incorporated businesses.

- There is also support for businesses that employ a young East Dunbartonshire resident in the form of a wage subsidy.