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Funding Your Business - Argyll Enterprise Week

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Argyll and Bute Council Chambers

Kilmory Castle

Kilmory

Lochgilphead

PA31 8RT

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Accessing the right funding is one of the key challenges facing small businesses. Argyll Enterprise Week 2017 includes a whole day dedicated to linking up entrepreneurs with a range of potential funding sources.

A series of 45-minute seminars will run at the Council Chambers, Kilmory, Lochgilphead, on Monday 6 November, so that a range of funders can share what they have to offer your business and how to apply.

A ‘Marketplace’ of trade stands over the lunchtime period gives you an informal opportunity to find out more from funders and support providers and to network with other businesses.

At some of the sessions a business who has successfully accessed that funding will be on hand to share their experience and top tips.

To find out how your business could benefit book your place now by clicking on the green 'Register' button. You can book on to all or just some of the sessions.

Session 1 – Funding through Argyll and Bute Council - Find out about various Council administered programmes, including the Business Gateway Local Growth Accelerator programme, Business Loans Scotland, the Rural Resettlement Fund and the Argyll and the Isles LEADER Programme.

Session 2 – DSL Business Finance - Meet this non-for-profit lender specialising in finance for small businesses and find out more abouut their range of loan funds.

Session 3 – Scottish EDGE - Find out how to win up to £50,000 for your business through this business competition and hear a previous winner share their story and top tips.

Funding Marketplace and networking lunch - an informal opportunity to talk directly to a range of organisations who can provide funding and to meet other local businesses over a buffet lunch.

Session 4 - Resource Efficient Scotland (a Zero Waste Scotland Programme) and The Energy Saving Trust - Discover the funding available to help your business implement resource efficiency initiatives or lower your transport carbon footprint.

Session 5 - Crowdfunding - is it right for you? Find out about the different types of crowdfundling routes and hear from a local business about their experience of successfully using crowdfunding to secure investment.

Session 6 - Skills Development Scotland - Skills Development Scotland offers a range of skills-related support and can help with identifying the skills needed in your business, creating a development plan and finding the right type of training including support and funding available for the Apprenticeship family.

FAQs

What are my parking options at the event?

Car parking spaces are available in the car park behind Kilmory Castle.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email business.gateway@argyll-bute.gov.uk or call 01546 604 555

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not need to bring your ticket with you, but we do ask that you register for the event in advance so that we know how many people will be there.


What did people get from last year's funding event?

Here's what some of last year's participants said on their event feedback sheets:

"The crowdfunding session was great - the info was very practical"

"I learnt about new funding streams from Business Gateway"

"DSL Business Finance was very interesting"

"I got an overview of the Scottish funding possibilities for entrepreneurs"

"Very informative"

"Surpassed expectations"

"Very clear presentation and explanation of available funds, including eligible costs"

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Kilmory Castle

Kilmory

Lochgilphead

PA31 8RT

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