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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 or call 01546 604555.

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