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.
ED-Netday: virtual meet up | 23/06/2020
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.
23rd June 2020 - 09:30 - 10:30
Wage Package Rescue Plan - BBC
Chancellor Rishi Sunak is to announce an employment and wage subsidy package to try to protect millions of jobs.read more
Self-employed in the UK? - The Guardian
Rishi Sunak boosts safety net but workers criticise measures as not going far enough in coronavirus crisisread more
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme - British Business Bank
The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is now available through participating lenders
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.