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Business Networking is a great way to make new friends and business contacts

If you are self employed or run a small firm in Scottish Borders, we would strongly recommend that you consider adding networking to your marketing strategy. Not only does it widen your circle of business contacts, it can keep you in touch with what is going on in the local business world, and potentially bring in more trade!

You will find a list of business networking clubs in Scottish Borders below, but if you want to learn more about networking, please visit our national Business Networkingsection.

Business Networking is a great way to make new friends and business contacts

Can you help start-ups in in Scottish Borders?

If so, your logo, company details and link to your site could be here!

If you are based in in Scottish Borders or offer a product or service which could help existing local businesses and start-ups, we would love you to help you reach them. Our aim is to increase the chances of every new business's success by highlighting the help that is available in the area.

You are able to add a free listing or act as our recommended local partner for only £10 per year!

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We are happy to promote anyone who is prepared to offer friendly support to local start-ups.

Our local partners have been kind enough to help us and are keen to help you too.

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An interactive step-by-step guide which also includes all of the most important subjects covered with links to useful articles and relevant contacts.

The idea of starting your own business can be incredibly exciting and who can blame you for being tempted?

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Scottish Borders Networking Groups

Business Network Scotland
Networking is about meeting people and building long-term relationships. You need a vehicle to meet the right people, those with both a buying and selling power, from the right companies - representing a broad range of services and with a similar attitude towards active networking. However, face-to-face networking is off the cards at the moment so if you want to be here at the end of this you need to keep making connections. Get ahead of your competitors and Zoom into online networking with BNS! Spaces online are limited so book your space before someone else does.
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Scottish Chambers of Commerce
The Scottish Chambers of Commerce is at the heart of Scotland’s largest and most influential business to business network The Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network is a leading, global and entrepreneurial business network, representing more than 12,000 companies and over 50% of Scotland’s private sector workforce. We are made up of our members, who form the network of the 30 Chambers of Commerce across Scotland’s towns, regions and cities. Chamber Network members are the trusted champions of businesses, places, and global trade. Leading and uniting the Chamber Network, the Scottish Chambers of Commerce has built an unrivalled reputation as Scotland’s voice for business at national and international level. Our unparalleled business network is strengthened by our responsive business insight and economic intelligence, and our unrivalled local knowledge and business to business connections, making us Scotland’s most informed and influential business support organisation.
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Women's Enterprise Scotland
Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company based in Scotland with a global reach. A catalyst for economic growth and inclusion, WES works to create an environment where women can start up in business and thrive. The simple fact is that more women-owned businesses in Scotland means more money for the economy. Research shows that women-owned businesses already contribute a staggering £8.8bn into the economy every year and have created over 230,000 jobs in local communities across Scotland. Yet women-owned businesses are just 20% of the business base in Scotland. We believe we can encourage more women and girls to try out their business ideas, through the provision of support co-designed by women-owned businesses and experts in gender techniques. Consigning the current gender gap in enterprise to history.
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Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce
The Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce is one of 26 in the Scottish Chamber network. Our job is to inform and facilitate sharing of information to help members’ businesses flourish. Networking also plays a major part in business relationships – including collaboration with our neighbouring Chambers. The Chamber also acts as a “voice” for members concerns and liaises closely with MPs, MSPs and local Councillors is this respect. Quarterly meetings are held between members of the Chamber Board and our local Political representatives, which is useful not only to the Chamber but also to the representatives themselves. Members can meet up on the last Friday of each month for lunch, a guest speaker and a bit of business “networking”. These events can be found on the events page of this website as well as within the regular eBulletins. Every week dozens of emails are received by the Chamber with the ones that appear to be of most interest to members forming the basis of these Members’ Bulletins. As with any business association, you get out what you put in. Make use of the Chamber’s events, read the bulletins and, most of all, feed back to us what your concerns are so that we can bring them to the attention of the policymakers themselves. 27 North Bridge Street, Hawick, TD9 9BD
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The Association of Scottish Businesswomen
The Association of Scottish Businesswomen (ASB) aims to be the voice of businesswomen throughout Scotland: linking, inspiring and supporting its members. ASB was founded in 1995 as the umbrella organisation for a number of businesswomen’s clubs. In 2012, the ASB introduced individual direct membership to all business and professional women throughout Scotland. We aim to encourage personal and professional development for business owners and women who work across all sectors and levels of experience and responsibility. We promote business opportunities by way of sharing news, showcasing businesses, exchanging views, networking and recognising achievement.
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Local help for startups

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