Time to cel­e­brate lo­cal busi­ness week

The Galloway News - - LOCAL BUSINESS WEEK -

Small busi­nesses are the back­bone of the Dum­fries and Gal­loway com­mu­ni­ties.

Through­out the UK small and medium-sized com­pa­nies ac­count for 99.9 per cent of the UK’s busi­nesses and have a com­bined an­nual turnover of over £300 bil­lion.

They are a cru­cial part of Dum­fries and Gal­loway’s econ­omy.

Lo­cal Busi­ness Week is now an an­nual cam­paign en­cour­ag­ing the UK to get be­hind their lo­cal busi­nesses, pro­vid­ing ad­vice, sup­port and ways to grow.

And Small Busi­ness Week is a time when ded­i­ca­tion and hard work of th­ese lo­cal busi­nesses is recog­nised.

In the south west there are or­gan­i­sa­tions that fo­cus on help­ing small busi­nesses.

Busi­ness Gate­way works with in­di­vid­u­als and busi­nesses across the re­gion to sup­port them to achieve their am­bi­tions and goals.

Whether you are con­sid­er­ing self- em­ploy­ment, start­ing a busi­ness or al­ready run­ning a new or ex­ist­ing busi­ness, the team can sup­port you with a range of ad­vice, ex­pert knowl­edge, busi­ness in­for­ma­tion.

And they run reg­u­lar work­shops and events.

The Dum­fries and Gal­loway Cham­ber of Com­merce is an­other or­gan­i­sa­tion that of­fers a range of ser­vices to its mem­bers.

As a mem­ber of Dum­fries and Gal­loway Cham­ber of Com­merce you are en­ti­tled to a num­ber of com­mer­cial ben­e­fits in­clud­ing health­care plans, HR sup­port and in­sur­ance cov­er­age that will not only save on op­er­a­tional costs but can be passed on to the ben­e­fit of your em­ploy­ees.

They also of­fer free and im­par­tial ad­vice to mem­bers and can of­ten help with busi­ness ideas and give busi­nesses the sup­port they might not re­ceive.

A mem­ber­ship comes with a lot of ben­e­fits.

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