Meet our Experts
At Business Gateway Fife we offer a variety of introductory surgeries, giving you access to free expert advice tailored to suit your business needs. See below for more details:
Innovation Support Surgeries - For Businesses
If you are currently planning or undertaking a project to develop a new product or service, our Innovation Surgeries, delivered by Scottish Enterprise, can help. Our specialist advisers can offer support which may include one or more of the following:
1-to-1 innovation session with a specialist adviser for up to two hours; Advice on potential funding opportunities to help develop your idea
• Two days of independent consultancy support to help with market research and trends for your product or service
• Directing you to other relevant services and information.
All we require is that you represent a company with a working business plan that we can help you improve, and that you understand a little of the market you plan to sell your product or service in. Our experienced innovation advisers are here to help.
Business Banking Surgeries
If you have a specific banking query then Dale Robertson from the Royal Bank of Scotland will be available at Business Gateway Fife to offer 30minute appointments. Dale can provide expert assistance on your banking needs to ensure you find suitable information and solutions to take your business forward.
Bright Ideas Scotland Surgeries – Inventions and Innovation for New Ideas
If you have a bright idea for a new product or service and need advice to turn it into a commercial business, this is your chance to speak with a specialist. Providing advice on patents, trademarks, prototypes and taking your product to market, this one-hour session will answer all your questions.
For more information on upcoming surgeries and how to book a place, visit www.brightideascotland.com/
Legal Surgeries – Business and Property Related
If you have a business or property related query and need legal advice, Business Gateway Fife offers free monthly sessions with a legal expert, in conjunction with CCW Legal. Example areas of advice include: choosing the right business structure, partnership/director agreements, buying or selling your business, exit strategies, leasing commercial property, lease disputes and buying/selling commercial property.
Export Surgeries – Looking to trade outwith Scotland?
Our International Trade Adviser can provide advice for businesses that are looking to trade out with the UK. Get advice on sourcing new markets, planning and developing your export strategy, access market reports and find out what training is available. To make the most of your international potential, book a space at one of our monthly sessions.
If you are looking to generate new leads, improve your communications with clients, maximise the effectiveness of your website or develop your supporting marketing material, then our marketing sessions are for you.
Please note: due to the limited spaces available at these surgeries, we recommend attending one of our free courses on general marketing first – click here for a full list of events. If you require further advice or guidance on a specific marketing project, register to attend the surgery and meet with an expert from K2 Marketing.