Time to celebrate 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.