Help for local businesses

Published Date: 

1 Oct 2019 - 12:45

Free training is available for local businesses in everything from book keeping to social media and video production.

The council’s Business Gateway Service delivers training designed to help businesses start-up and grow.

It takes place in locations across Argyll and Bute and covers a wide range of topics.

The council’s Policy Lead for Economic Growth, Councillor Alastair Redman, encouraged local businesses to take advantage of the support available.

He said: “We have talented people developing successful businesses across Argyll and Bute. Starting up a business and keeping it growing can be extremely tough though, for example in developing new skills to keep up with emerging challenges or opportunities.

"This is where Business Gateway can help. The service provides practical training and support to help local businesses grow.

"Training is free, so I would encourage local companies, and anyone interested in starting up their own business, to find out how Business Gateway can help you.”

The workshops planned to the end of this year are:

Making Smartphone videos

Wednesday 23 October 2019

10.00am-4.00pm

The Bridge

Helensburgh

Build your own business website

Friday 25 October 2019

10.00am-3.00pm

The Bridge

Helensburgh

Better business websites

Tuesday 05 November 2019

10.00am-3.00pm

West Highland Housing Association

Oban

Business Start-up

Wednesday 06 November 2019

10am-5pm

An Roth

Mull

Book-keeping

Tuesday 12 November 2019

9.30am-12.30pm

HLCC (Civic Centre)

Helensburgh

PR on a Budget

Thursday 14 November 2019

10.00am-4.00pm

West Highland Housing Association

Oban

Business Start-up

Tuesday 19 November 2019

9.30am-4.30pm

Whitegates

Lochgilphead

Developing your Brand

Tuesday 26 November 2019

5.30-9.00pm

Queens Hall

Dunoon

Writing engaging online content

Wednesday 27 November 2019

10.00am-4.00pm

The Bridge

Helensburgh

Business Start-up

Tuesday 03 December 2019

9.30am-4.30pm

HLCC

Helensburgh

Business Start-up

Wednesday 04 December 2019

9.30am-12.30pm

HLCC

Helensburgh

Developing your Brand

Wednesday 04 December 2019

10am- 3pm

West Highland Housing Association

Oban

 

For further information and to book a course please see www.bgateway.com or call 01546 604555.