Blue Toon business boost at summer workshops

Entrepreneurs across Aberdeen City & Shire will get a chance to build up their skills this summer with a series of free workshops focusing on the hottest topics facing the local business community.

Over the last few months new and existing business owners in Peterhead have been seeking help and advice from their local Business Gateway Office concerning how to start a business and hire new employees.

Business Gateway’s expert advisers believe these issues will continue to be the main concerns for local businesses throughout July and August.

Elaine Reid, Business Adviser, Business Gateway said: “Time and time again the same issues were coming up from local business owners who were seeking our help and advice, so we have tailored our summer programme of events to reflect this. We believe the Business Gateway courses will help new and budding entrepreneurs understand and overcome these issues and in turn help them launch or develop their ventures.”

The range of free events will be available alongside the one-to-one advice and online support Business Gateway provides throughout the year.

The comprehensive programme, which takes place in Burnside Business Centre, Burnside Road, Peterhead, includes:

q Business Start Up Awareness Seminar – July 20th, from 9.30am to 12.30pm – If you’re thinking about planning or starting your own business you will benefit from attending this awareness raising session,

q Business Start Up Business Planning – August 11th, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm –This workshop will help you to understand the need for on-going planning in starting, and running, a successful business,

q Taking on Your First Employee – August 17th, from 6pm to 9pm – This workshop gives an overview of the main issues you need to address before taking on your first employee.

To find out more about how Business Gateway can help you set up and develop your own business as well as find out when and where workshops are taking place, visit or call 0845 609 6611. Alternatively call your local Business Gateway office directly on 01779 822002.