The City of Edinburgh Council Expert Help Programme

Support provided by The City of Edinburgh Council

What does this involve?

The Expert Help Programme offers businesses expert help in the form of workshops and one-to-one support to help them grow their business and trade internationally. It is funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Several types of support are offered through the programme:

Expert Help light sessions

Clients can engage with a specialist consultant for a short 90-minute session. These short sessions are designed to help if there is a specific issue you would like to discuss or gain some knowledge or ideas to help grow your business. Topics covered include social media, digital, PR and marketing, HR and exporting.

The sessions typically take pace over Zoom. You will need to be referred by a Business Gateway adviser.

Expert Help consultancy

If your business is growing and you feel you could benefit from longer-term specialist support, you can benefit from up to 3 days of consultancy to help realise your growth ambitions. Specialist advice is available in the areas of digital strategy, marketing and communications strategy, HR consultancy, business strategy and international trade support. 

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are a Scottish-registered company based in the City of Edinburgh Council area.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Scottish-registered businesses based in the City of Edinburgh Council area that are looking to grow their business and trade internationally.

How long does this take?

Expert Help light sessions last for 90 minutes each. Expert Help consultancy sessions take place over 3 days.

Next steps

Visit the Business Gateway Edinburgh website for more information.

Support provided by The City of Edinburgh Council

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