Business Support Partners

DSL’s partner organisations providing business support services to our clients.

Business Support Partners

DSL has partnered with several organisations for the benefit of its clients. Some of these are listed below:

1. Business Gateway

 

Business Gateway is a publicly funded service contributing to the economic wellbeing of Scotland by providing access to free business support services. They provide assistance and impartial advice to people starting or growing their business by a combination of:

  • Online support – a comprehensive website with practical information and useful guides.
  • Workshops – A programme of fully funded local workshops and events held throughout Scotland.
  • Advice to suit specific business needs through a network of experienced business advisers.
  • Business information – a dedicated team providing information and support on all aspects of starting and growing a business.

How can this benefit you?

DSL has developed close working relationships with the Business Gateway network throughout Scotland and our teams are in very regular contact. Business Gateway clients are frequently referred to DSL for business loans and likewise from DSL to Business Gateway for support with business plans etc. If you would like to start and grow your business and need help with business planning, do contact your local Business Gateway who will be glad to assist. Details per the link below:

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2. Enterprise Nation

Enterprise Nation is an active business support network for small businesses in the UK which helps people to start and grow their own business. Support comes from a daily blog, business support resources, helpful and relevant events, connections to other small businesses and advisers, and readily available online support. They also represent the views of small business to government. From marketing and sales to social media and networking, Enterprise Nation’s membership is a personalised tool to boost entrepreneurs’ skills and help them increase sales.

How can this benefit you?

DSL has partnered with Enterprise Nation and negotiated terms for our clients. As a DSL client your Enterprise Nation membership will include the following benefits:

  • Exclusive content: learn from business experts with an inspiring library of masterclasses and ebooks
  • Business support: access to consultation calls with business advisers
  • 25% discount: on 100+ events each year plus priority access
  • £1,800 worth of savings on business essentials including Microsoft tools, legal templates, business insurance and more
  • Be visible to thousands: opportunity to feature on the Enterprise Nation blog, social media, YouTube channel and at events
  • Make connections: with fellow members at meet-ups, big brand buyers on exclusive meet the buyer missions and top journalists at Meet the Journalists events
  • Your business can benefit from Enterprise Nation membership for only £50 a year by signing up via https://www.enterprisenation.com/partners/dsl-business-finance/ – normally its £10 per month or £99 per year if you pay upfront.

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3. Federation of Small Businesses

 

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is a membership organisation of small businesses. FSB offers its members  a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Visit the website for more detail at https://www.fsb.org.uk/benefits. FSB’s mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.

How can this benefit you?

DSL has negotiated a discount code for our clients who wish to become members of FSB.  The code will waive the £30 joining fee for DSL clients. Please contact us so that we can provide you with the discount code.

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