Scottish Enterprise have introduced a new self-service grant to support businesses develop and sell products internationally.
Called 'Make it to Market' the grant provides up to £5,000 to help SMEs innovate and export, which makes it particularly relevant to food and drink businesses in Dumfries & Galloway who are planning for growth.
To be eligible you must be a VAT registered SME based in Scotland, developing a product or service for an international market. You must be able to finance at least 25% of the grant awarded and be able to demonstrate the financial potential of your project.
The grant can be used for a whole host of activities, including:
- Product development (post R&D), launch and promotion
- Packaging/branding development
- Research market opportunities (inc translation and travel costs)
- Feasibility studies, licensing and brand protection
- Guidance on international contracts
- Supply chain set-up
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or find out more at http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/services/do-business-outside-scotland...
Please note, that while this is a self service grant administered via Scottish Enterprise, if you are thinking about applying for this support we recommend discussing your plans with DG Food and Drink or Business Gateway first.