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Emma Pauley

Dunfermline business is picture perfect

Joint winner of the Carnegie UK Trust TestTown 2013 Competition, Emma Pauley, is continuing to establish her innovative high street craft centre with support from the community and assistance from Business Gateway Fife.

Emma is passionate about encouraging local artistic talent and currently supports 50 local businesses by selling their hand crafted products and art works in her Dunfermline craft centre. Here she also hosts a regular programme of events aimed at the creative children and adults of the town.

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Ken Hunter and Peter Murphy from Komandor Scotland

Furniture business is a perfect fit in Kirkcaldy town centre

Kirkcaldy business, Komandor Scotland, may only have opened its doors last month, but already the bespoke furniture retailer has secured a raft of orders from customers across the country. Launched by Ken Hunter and Peter Murphy, with support from Business Gateway Fife, the company (www.komandorscotland.com) specialises in the design and fit of quality fitted furniture, including unique sliding wardrobes, for both private and commercial customers.

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Moira and Paul Robertson

Communication Is Key For Limekilns Couple

Moira and Paul Robertson,

Robertson Media

With over 40 years’ journalism experience between them, husband and wife team, Paul and Moira Robertson, dreamed of launching their own communications business for some time. The perfect opportunity arose late last year when their former employer, Radio Forth, underwent a period of restructuring, which meant they were able to take redundancy.

Robertson Media (www.robertson-media.com) began trading in May, with advice and support from Business Gateway.

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Help to Start-Up your Business

Help To Start Your Business

If you are looking to start a new business, the chances are you have a long list of things you need to research, follow up, consider and action, but the whole process doesn’t need to be daunting.

Business Gateway Fife delivers a host of business support services tailored to your specific situation, including offering advice, training and funding, as well as signposting you in the direction of other appropriate sources of information.

So, whether you are an experienced business owner with a new high growth potential venture or are new to business and want to run something that fits with your personal needs, it's always worth getting in touch to see how we can support you.  We also offer additional support and advice to young entrepreneurs aged between 16-30 years old - click here to find out more.

Our Be Your Own Boss events  which run throughout the year, offer an informal session at a local venue, whereby you can find out more about what’s involved in starting your own business, what you need to know, who can help and what services you can access. Click here for full event listing.

Are you aged 18-30 and looking to start a new business?  The Prince’s Trust provides funding, mentoring and guidance to young entrepreneurs and business people looking to set up new businesses in the UK.  For more information, click here.

Our downloadable Business Plan Template may help you to start thinking about the things you need to consider when starting up in business, but one of our advisors can go through this with you if you prefer.

Click here to take a short questionnaire (should only take 10 minutes) -  it will enable us to better understand your requirements, allow us to match you with the right adviser.

Or why not request a callback to discuss your ideas? You can also contact us directly on 01592 858333 to find out how we can help you.

Alternatively, if you'd like to network with like-minded individuals then check out which Fife Business Networking Groups are running.

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