Help for new businesses

With the start of a new year comes the opportunity to make lifestyle changes and setting up your own business could make 2012 your best year yet.

Traditionally, figures show that the first few months of the year are one of the busiest times for Business Gateway as more people decide to take the leap and turn their idea or experience into a new venture.

Budding entrepreneurs looking for inspiration and support can take advantage of a range of free services offered by Business Gateway Angus including local workshops and events, the business information service and a website with a wealth of practical information, guides and tools.

To add to the existing services, Business Gateway has now launched My New Business - www.business.scotland.gov.uk/mynewbusiness - a new interactive online support service.

Business Gateway Angus’ free workshops cover a number of important topics and the new series will include specially tailored events to benefit potential and new business owners.

Lorna Ritch, Operations Manager, Business Gateway said: “The first few months of the year are always busy as many people start the year by making big changes in their life.

“At Business Gateway we are committed to reviewing and updating our services in order to meet local business needs, which is why we are offering these workshops focused on helping people in the early stages of starting a business.

“Setting up and running a business can be a scary prospect but our services are designed to ensure that anyone with an idea is given the best support and advice.

“We have assisted many local business owners to realise their ambitions and to help make their venture a success.”

To find out more visit www.bgateway.com or call 01382 443 400.