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Why communication is key with COVID-19 - webinar | 30/03/2020

How to keep engaging with your audience and get your message across to your customers that you are still ‘open for business’. 30th March 2020 - 10:00 - 11:00

This workshop will take place remotely via Zoom

 

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How to keep calm and carry on when you can’t meet customers face to face - webinar | 30/03/2020

With social distancing and self-isolation, now is the time for adapting - what tools are available to you to keep business moving? 30th March 2020 - 14:00 - 15:00

This workshop will take place remotely via Zoom

 

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A guide for employers to furlough and short term working - webinar | 30/03/2020

So far, no specifics on how to apply for the job retention fund has been announced, so this webinar will inform how employers can, in the meantime: 30th March 2020 - 16:00 - 17:00

This workshop will take place remotely via Zoom

 

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Networking "Drop in" Session | 31/03/2020

Dunbartonshire Chamber has established the #TogetherForBusiness campaign to bring our amazing business community together to continue to connect, support and inform at this difficult time for the majority of businesses.

As part of our #TogetherForBusiness activity we have joined forces with WeAchieve Associates and other partners so we can continue to host networking sessions on a regular basis. 30th March 2020 - 11:00 - 12:00

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Boost your productivity when working from home - webinar | 31/03/2020

This webinar will provide different hints and tips to boost your productivity when working from home. 31st March 2020 - 14:00 - 15:00

This workshop will take place remotely via Zoom

 

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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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@BGEastDunbarton

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.