Coronavirus and Self-employment

GrowBiz is increasing its support during coronavirus crisis for rural enterprises by offering more phone or online advice sessions, and a range of online learning and networking opportunities – open to any small or micro-business in Perthshire or other parts of rural Scotland.

 

We can help you think through alternative strategies and different ways to reach your markets. Our aim is to help anyone who is self-employed or running a small or micro-business in a rural area to get through the next few months.

And if you just need someone to talk to, get in touch and we’ll arrange for one of our friendly enterprise facilitators to call you.

What help is available to the self-employed? 

The response to coronavirus is changing on a daily basis and it can be overwhelming trying to keep up with all the announcements.

We are keeping a close eye on the latest developments and looking out specifically for measures that will impact self-employed people directly.

Keep up with the regular updates by clicking on the button below to see a summary of what is available for self employed people.

Click the button below to find links to useful resources summarised on one page and FAQs that may answer the issues your business is facing during this time of crisis.

Starting Up? Trading? Growing?

GrowBiz is based in Perthshire and provides a community-based enterprise support service for rural businesses.

 

We provide support to anyone who is considering becoming self-employed, or growing an existing small business or social enterprise. This is regardless of age or experience – we work with a wide range of people from all backgrounds and sectors.

Services are free and confidential, and include 1-1 meetings, peer support, learning sessions, mentoring, training and networking opportunities.

We’ve worked with more than 1,000 rural businesses in the last three years, helping them to connect and collaborate.

Our vision is to create and support a vibrant and sustainable rural economy in Scotland. 

SUPPORT

Setting up your own business can be a daunting prospect:  there is so much to find out about, so much to do and what about the days you wonder why you thought this would be a good idea?  That's where GrowBiz can help!

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NEWS & BLOG

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EVENTS

GrowBiz organises and promotes a range of peer learning and support, networking and training events as part of the Making Rural Business Digital Project - funded by Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER.  

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* The Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER provides funding and support for community and enterprise projects in rural Perth & Kinross.  More information here.

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GrowBiz is funded by Perth & Kinross Council, Scottish Enterprise and The Scottish Government, and the Making Rural Business Digital project is supported by the Rural Perth and Kinross LEADER Programme 2014-2020: The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas. For more on LEADER go to www.pkleader.org