West Clyde Street in Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute. Picture by Bill Heaney
By Democrat reporter
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:
“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.