Mid Scotland and Fife MSP, Liz Smith has encouraged local businesses, with ten or fewer employees, to have a look at the Perth and Kinross Micro enterprise fund for support for business ideas.
Commenting Liz said,
"The economy of Perth and Kinross is built on small and medium sized businesses - many of whom have been started by an individual with a great idea who has gone out and made it happen using very limited financial resources.
“As our economy begins to recover from the challenges of COVID-19 and the two lockdowns, I have been really encouraged to hear from people who are now looking to start up a new venture or expand their existing business.
“I was delighted to hear from Councillors that Perth and Kinross Council have continued with their Micro enterprise fund which offers one-off grants of up to £1000 covering up to 90% of the costs of viable projects. A small sum of money but one which can be just enough to buy a piece of equipment or resource to kick start an opportunity or help with marketing their business to new customers.
“We all know of businesses who have started small and gone on to do really amazing things. I would encourage anyone with a project that might just make a difference to the growth of their business and help it to expand as part of our economy, to get in touch with the Perth and Kinross Council economic development team or visit the council website at https://www.pkc.gov.uk/microenterprisefund”.