Buchan business gets a boost

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.

Budding entrepreneurs looking for inspiration and support can take advantage of a range of free services offered by Business Gateway Peterhead including local workshops and events, the business information service and a website with a wealth of practical information, guides and tools. Business Gateway Peterhead free workshops cover a number of important topics and the new series will include specially tailored events to benefit potential and new business owners. The comprehensive programme, which runs throughout January and February and takes place Burnside Business Centre, Burnside Road, Peterhead, includes:

Start Up Awareness: February 9th and February 28th, from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. on both dates – If you’re thinking about planning or starting your own business you will benefit from attending this awareness raising session,

·Business Planning: February 9th and February 28th, from 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. on both dates – It is essential to have a realistic, working business plan when you’re starting up a business. This workshop shows you how to create a robust business plan.

To find out more call 0845 609 6611. Alternatively call your local Business Gateway office directly on 01779 822002.