A selection of top business events have been organised to inspire business owners at the inaugural Angus Business Week this autumn.

The programme of business support events organised by Business Gateway Angus – which will run across Angus from Monday 29th September to Saturday 4th October – will focus on starting up, developing and growing a business.

The free workshops offered by Business Gateway includes:

Maximising the Potential of Your Workforce  - Tuesday, 30th September, Arbroath  - This event will provide you with an opportunity to find out what skills and funding support is available, as well as expert help on how to recruit, retain and develop employees. Skills Development Scotland's employer engagement adviser and Business Gateway's specialist HR adviser will be on hand to offer free expert advice. You will also have the opportunity to book a further one-to-one appointment. To find out more and book your free place online, please click here.

Start Up AwarenessWednesday, 1st October, Arbroath - This workshop aims to make you aware of what you must do when setting up a business. This includes issues such as what to register your business as, whether you should register for VAT and many other considerations you must take into account when setting up a new business. To find out more and book your free place online, please click here.

On-line MarketingThursday, 2nd October, Montrose - Getting your business noticed is something that can help boost your profit, but how do you do it? With digital marketing now playing such a huge role, this workshop will show you how to use the tools you may already have at your fingertips to get the best out of your business online. To find out more and book your free place online, please click here.

Andrew Burnett, Director of Operations, Business Gateway Tayside said: “The week is aimed at businesses of any type and any size, even those who haven’t started yet. Our inaugural Angus Business Week is shaping up to be a terrific event and offers a fantastic opportunity for local business owners to get together, share ideas and get some professional advice on how to grow their business. It is also aiming to help people understand what each partner organisation can offer and help people interested in seeking business support.”

As well as Business Gateway, a number of organisations have signed up to Business Week with Angus Council, Dundee and Angus College, Skills Development Scotland, Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce, Federation of Small Businesses and Supplier Development International amongst those showing their support.

To find out how Business Gateway can help you, or to book a place at one of the workshops, visit www.angusbusinessweek.co.uk or call 01382 443 400.

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