Enterprise Support for Social and Third Sector Organisations

Our Enterprise Support team provide specialist business advice to social enterprises and third sector organisations across Scotland.

Whether you are just starting out, consolidating or looking to grow, our business advisers have a wealth of experience in supporting social enterprises and third sector organisations and extensive knowledge of the social enterprise, third, public and private sectors.

What’s more, as a delivery partner for Just Enterprise, Adapt & Thrive, GCC, Changing Lives Through Sport and Physical Activity, and International Social Enterprise Observatory (ISEO) you may be eligible for free support!

Start Up

Do you have an idea for a business, or have you recently established a new enterprise? Perhaps you need support with turning your idea into a business, choosing the right legal structure, pricing your products or services or need help developing your business strategy. Our team of experienced business advisers can help you start your journey and guide you on the way.

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Are you looking for ways to sustain your business? Are margins tight or do you need to look at ways of diversifying your income, product, or service offering? Perhaps you just need help to market your brand more effectively. Our experts are on hand to review, research and help you to face the future with confidence.

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Are you looking to grow your business or increase your impact? Do you need help with research, market testing, forecasting or feasibility studies to help you increase your impact, franchise, or grow your business? Our business advisers have a breadth of knowledge to help you take the next step.

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Workforce Development

Through our newly formed Business Services Team we are now offering employers workforce development solutions, whether that is hiring new staff or upskilling and progressing your current workforce, our team in CEIS Ayrshire are here to support you.

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Are you a social enterprise or third sector organisation looking to grow or expand your enterprise internationally? Whether you need support with business planning, marketing, planning international events or international trading regulations, our team of advisers can help provide support or signpost you to relevant resources and organisations.

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Do you have an innovative business idea that could positively impact society or the environment but need support to develop, research or test it out? We can connect you with Scotland’s world-leading academic experts to review, develop and research your idea.

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