If you’re an ambitions small or micro-business based in the Scottish Borders, check out this new scheme to help you grow:
The Mentoring for Growth Scheme is run by the Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce with funding from Scottish Borders EU LEADER programme, and supported by the Federation of Small Business and Scottish Borders Export Association.
Click to see if you’re eligible and send in an application.
This month's meeting on Support, Funding and Traning went well at the Kingsknowes Hotel with many thanks to Phil MacReadie and Jane Milroy.
The Three Stills Company has announced it has secured funding of £10m to support its plans to establish a distillery in Hawick.
Voting in the EU referendum whether to REMAIN or LEAVE will be one of the most important decisions ever taken by the British people. The polls suggest the outcome will be pretty close. So, how can we decide which way to vote?
Thursday, 26th May 2016 - 6.15 for 6.30 p.m.
Venue: Kingsknowes Hotel, Galashiels
Exporting to China is exciting; fast; furious and a recent trip was no exception. The pace of development is relentless and the last few months have highlighted this.Working with PSI Global BCCA has been able toidentify a problem at a Chinese industrial OEM.
Exporting to China is exciting; fast; furious and a recent trip was no exception. The pace of development is relentless and the last few months have highlighted this.Working with PSI Global BCCA has been able to identify a problem at a Chinese industrial OEM.
Borders business groups join together to host open meeting on mentoring
Friday, 22nd April 2016 – 8.30 for 9.00 a.m.
Venue: Council Chambers, Newtown St Boswells
It has often been said that one of Scotland’s greatest exports was its people. For over hundreds of years Scots either willingly or forced left their native shores. Those that chose to go went to counties that were desperate for their skills and they hoped for a better life for their families.
Join this Scottish business forum to explore the challenges and opportunities of working in global markets and trends in international ecommerce.
19th January - 9 to 11am
Venue: Business Gateway Selkirk, Ettrick Riverside, Dunsdale Road, Selkirk TD7 5EB
Its one thing getting an export Order, but you need to take into consideration how to get the goods to whatever country you're exporting to. Here's a few shipping terms you'll need to be aware of...
This map shows the difference in living costs around the world using figures from the world's largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide. The Consumer Price Index, used to determine the difference in the living costs between countries takes into account the prices of groceries, transportation, restaurants and utilities.
The CPI in the infographic is a relative indicator of a country's living costs compared to New York. So, for instance, if a country has a CPI of 70, on average it enjoys 30% cheaper living costs compared to New York.
Rugby Club, Mansfield Park, Mansfield Road, Hawick, TD9 8AW
Friday 5th Dec: 5pm - 8pm
Saturday 6th Dec: 10am - 5pm
We will have some fabulous woolly bargains available! It’s the perfect place to start your Christmas Shopping and pick up a wee treat for yourself! You will discover colourful knitted garments and accessories in quality yarns for women, men, children and the home.
Local businesses can benefit from grant funding between £2,000 and £5,000 towards activities that will allow your business to prepare its products or services for international markets.
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The annual ERIBÉ Galashiels Festive Sample Sale
Address: Unit 9/10, Huddersfield St, Galashiels, TD1 3BF
Thurs 26th Nov: 10am - 8pm
Fri 27th Nov: 10am - 5pm
Sat 28th Nov: 10am - Noon
It is almost impossible to imagine what it must be like to own nothing apart from the clothes you stand up in but that is exactly what happened to many thousands as a result of recent earthquake in Japan. On Saturday Borders folk gathered in Kelso to raise funds to aid the victims.