A welcome windfall will help Business Gateway Falkirk provide more support to local firms.
The £300,000 grant has been secured from the European Regional Development Fund.
It will fund a new Expert Help programme to give companies access to specialist support to sustain and develop their businesses.
Experts from a variety of sectors and industries will provided up to three days of consultancy advice. Aimed at business with fewer than 50 employees and who hope to increase sales by £200,000 in the next two years, the support can be used to assist marketing, sales, procurement, strategy and e-commerce.
Councillor Dennis Goldie, Falkirk Council’s economic development spokesperson, said: “The current economic climate has brought many challenges for fledgling and more established businesses. “As a result we have a need for more specialist support for local businesses to help them develop and grow and hopefully take on more staff.”
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