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Mini Bite – from Alistair Danter – 30th July 2022

In Alistair's Mini Bite below you'll find information on Alistair Danter's work as Project Manager for SkyeConnect.

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The Womens’ Euros, UK Prime ministerial leadership battles and the Commonwealth games … it’s all go….. so we will keep this Mini bite short! As ever we have many spinning plates and are trying not to drop any of them. Please keep an eye out for our “Forget the ordinary” campaign and use the # when you can with your own postings.

Activity Sector Survey
Following conversations with a few Activity and
marine operators it is clear that the season is patchy. What is not clear is whether this is weather, cost of living or lack of numbers relate. Please help us to work this out by responding to our survey
https://mailchi.mp/8712be102a75/how-are-your-activity-bookings-looking-this-summer 
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STL Update

Short Term lets matters related to the Self Catering and B&B sector continue to fill up our in trays. A comprehensive list of what you need to do to comply with STL  is available here. https://www.visitscotland.org/supporting-your-business/advice/short-term-lets-legislation 

Thinking of diversifying?

We know that times for trading are difficult and businesses need to consider alternative ways of working or changing their business models in order to survive. Business Gateway exists to support small businesses during these times. Additional information can be found for those considering diversification or building resilience at https://www.bgateway.com/resources/how-to-diversify-your-small-business 

Capital Fund for Small Businesses
The Capital fund for small businesses
operating for 5 years or less and need help to take the next step is available through  https://www.hie.co.uk/support/browse-all-support-services/capitalinvestment/?mc_cid=e344c0e007&mc_eid=ac7a1738fa 

Funding can be used for most types of capital investments – equipment, fixtures and fittings, developing IT infrastructure, reducing carbon emissions or purchasing, adapting or upgrading premises.   The Closing date for expressions of interest is 12 noon on 12 August 2022. 

SCOTLAND’S GREATEST ESCAPE
 

 ………A great opportunity for local businesses – self nominate or encourage guests / customers to nominate your business https://www.bbc.co.uk/…/what-is-scotland-s-greatest-escape 

 

 

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