Starting up in business can be daunting and knowing who to ask for business support and advice can be a minefield. But for new business start-ups with high growth potential, Business Gateway Fife can help them realise their dreams.
John Gilfillan has worked in the funeral trade for the past 20 years and it was in May 2015 that he took the plunge to open his own business, John Gilfillan Funeral Directors. After investing his own money to convert 27 Bank Street, Lochgelly into a modern, tranquil funeral home he turned to Business Gateway Fife for support and advice.
“Business Gateway Fife has been particularly helpful. Having never run my own business, my adviser, Charles Doeg-Smith has given me a lot of advice and support and signposted me to potential funding streams as I seek to grow the business.”
The business is slightly ahead of its forecasted position, with John having conducted nine funerals in his first month of trading, whilst also selling funeral plans through Golden Charter and arranging for the cleaning of memorial stones. The ambition is to grow the business and employ at least one full-time member of staff.
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