New Year advice with the Business Gateway

With the festive celebrations over, now is the perfect time to set some New Year business resolutions – and get help from Business Gateway, Aberdeen City & Shire to keep them!

No matter if entrepreneurs are looking to start a new business or if they want to grow an existing venture, Business Gateway is here to help. From workshops tailored to the ever evolving needs of business owners, to a comprehensive website packed with all entrepreneurs need to know about starting and running their own venture, Business Gateway can help businesses grow and prosper.

Elaine Reid, Business Adviser, Business Gateway said: “Traditionally, figures show that the first few months of the year are the busiest time for Business Gateway as more people consider making changes to their lifestyle, including starting up on their own at the beginning of a New Year.

“Setting up and running your own business is an exciting prospect but it can also be daunting. All our services are designed to ensure that entrepreneurs can clear any hurdles that arise as well as keep your business on track no matter what the economic situation.”

A Business Start Up - ‘Awareness & Planning Seminars’ will be held on February 7 and February 21 at the Burnside Business Centre in Peterhead, from 9.30am to 4.30pm on both days.

Elaine says: “Starting your own business can be exciting however there is a lot to think about.

“The full day event will not only help you meet and network with likeminded individuals and highlight useful sources of advice and guidance.

It will also help you to understand the need for ongoing planning in starting, and running, a successful business, create a description for your business, choose personal and business success factors, describe the business planning process, consider efficient and effective ways to get the skills and resources your business will need, and explain how to present the plan for your business.”

To find out more about how they can help you set up and develop visit or call or call 0845 609 6611 or call the local office directly on 01779 822002.