East Lothian Council Expert Help - free consultancy support

Support provided by East Lothian Council Business Gateway

What does this involve?

The East Lothian Expert Help programme provides East Lothian businesses with up to 3 days of one-to-one support from a specialist expert.

Support is available across the following topics:

  • business strategy 
  • website and digital development
  • importing and exporting
  • leadership development and team coaching
  • innovation and new product development (NPD)
  • public sector procurement
  • HR and employing staff
  • branding
  • energy efficiency and the transition to net zero
  • financial planning and forecasting
  • product packaging
  • sales
  • marketing strategy
  • SALSA (Safe and Local Supplier Accreditation) for food and drink businesses
  • 'Shop Doctor' programme for retail

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) based in East Lothian and looking to grow.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Small to medium-sized businesses based in East Lothian.

How long does this take?

Once your eligibility and suitability have been confirmed, your application can be completed and approved in 7 days.

Next steps

Visit the East Lothian Council website for more information and to find out how to apply.

Support provided by East Lothian Council Business Gateway

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