Renfrewshire firms can pick up some business-boosting tips at a series of free meet-the-expert events in June.
These sessions will allow businesses of all kind to find out more about subjects including how to access business-growth funding, and bid for council contracts.
They will be hosted at Renfrewshire Council’s business hub in Lawn Street, Paisley.
Each of the ten sessions will be staffed by an expert from the council or elsewhere, who will be able to answer questions and offer advice on their subject.
They are open to any local businessperson, although visitors will need to book a timeslot in advance. Book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0141 618 5969.
The event is run by Invest in Renfrewshire, the council’s programme to tackle unemployment and boost the local economy.
A full list of sessions is below. Morning sessions run from 9.30am to 12.30pm and afternoon sessions from 2 to 4pm.
Procurement and Economic Development (Morning – Monday 23)
Is your firm interested in bidding for council contracts? One of our procurements experts will advise on how the tendering system works.
Paisley BID (Afternoon – Monday 23)
Plans are well advanced for a Business Improvement District in Paisley town centre – a business-led initiative which aims to boost the area. This is your chance to find out more.
Organisational Development (Morning – Tuesday 24)
Looking to take on a Modern Apprentice in a business and administration or craft / construction role? We can advise on recruitment, selection and development.
Recruitment (Afternoon – Tuesday 24)
Looking to hire new staff but need help to find the best recruits? JobCentre Plus will talk you through the process, while Invest in Renfrewshire will staff will advise on wage subsidies.
Business Gateway (Morning – Wednesday 25)
Business Gateway can offer advice and support on all aspects of how to run your business. Please note, these sessions should be booked by calling 0141 585 6353.
Grant and Loan Funding (Afternoon – Wednesday 25)
Find out how you can access the funding available to business through Invest in Renfrewshire, including business growth grants and wage subsidies to hire new staff
Consumer Protection (Morning – Thursday 26)
It is crucial businesses know their way around consumer law in terms of pricing and complaints. An environmental health officer will also advise on food hygiene and safety.
Funding for the Third Sector (Afternoon – Thursday 26)
Charities and voluntary groups have a variety of places they can go to apply for funding but it isn’t always easy to know where to go. Our expert will be able to direct you through the maze.
Planning and Building Control (Morning – Friday 27)
Our staff will be on hand to talk about everything a business needs to know if applying for planning permission, and on all aspects of building standards and regulation.
Assets and Estates (Afternoon – Friday 27)
Our advisors are happy to help with and questions you have relating to commercial property portfolios, shop and industrial estate letting
To see what else is happening, please visit our events section