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Fife Businesses Star in Crowdfunding Campaign

Fife Businesses stars of the show in video for Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign

Casting Fife businesses in a video for an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign was a revelation for Fife tech company, Planys Mobile. Their crowdfunding campaign is raising funds to provide an online support network for micro businesses and apps that will help owners run their businesses.

When Joe Henry at Planys put the casting call out to the Business Gateway Fife team, Frazer McKee and colleagues came back with a diverse range of fascinating businesses. It was a shame that the two-minute video only had room for two or three companies. Availability and timing meant that the final appearances included Jean Hay at eRally who lives near Dunfermline, and wants to start an electric rally car event as part of a wider business promoting electric cars.

Next to appear in the video is multi-tasker, Michelle Wilson of Purple Star Photobooths, Dunfermline, who, during the week works for a large company in Fife, has a family and is busy spending weekends delivering photobooths to events around the country.

Finally, Sharon Black, an artist from Ladybank, who started selling her popular paintings in 2012, has exhibited at Pittenweem Arts Festival and North Fife Open Studios also featured in the video.

All of the owners discussed how running their own business can be exciting but can be isolating and they would value being able to tap into a 24/7 online self-help network. Apps which can also automate and streamline some of the workload are also welcome. One of the apps being offered in return for funding contributions is Business Hound, an app that manages quotes, invoices, mileage and expenses and with another end-of-financial year upon us business owners are keen to avoid the year-end shoebox full of receipts.

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