Hot topics the focus for Angus business community

Business group portrait - Six business people working together.
Business group portrait - Six business people working together.

Summer is almost here and it’s the perfect time for Angus businesses to refresh their skills or allow new ones to blossom.

Business Gateway’s fully funded workshop programme is specially designed to cover the topics that local business owners are interested in regardless of their experience.

From marketing and HR to social media and creating a business plan, the free seminars can help you achieve your long term aims.

Running throughout May and June, the spring workshops compliments the expert one-to-one support that Business Gateway’s advisers provide.

Nicki Mearns, Operations Manager, Business Gateway Angus said: “As spring turns into summer, our wide ranging events focus on the hot topics facing the local business community and allows them networking opportunities which can prove beneficial on both a personal and business level. Whilst our workshops provide budding entrepreneurs the chance to learn new skills and knowledge, they also allow existing business owners to refresh on what they may already know.”

Business Gateway Angus’ workshop programme takes place in Angus Centre for Enterprise, Esk Building, Arbroath and includes:

- eCommerce – Thursday, May 26, from 9.30am-12.30pm – This workshop will help you understand which channels to use and will help you to measure the effectiveness of an eCommerce presence and the factors to consider when setting up a new one.

- Marketing – Wednesday, June 1, from 6-9pm – This seminar aims to help you identify your customers, understand your competitors and plan an effective marketing strategy.

- Business Planning – Wednesday, June 8, from 6-9pm – This event will help you create a robust business plan. This workshop will look at creating a description for your business, the business planning process and efficient ways of obtaining skills and resources.

To book a place on a workshop and to find out more about how Business Gateway can help your venture call 01382 443 400 or visit