Start or grow your business with summer workshops

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Business Gateway has launched a series of specialist workshops designed to help businesses in the Outer Hebrides start, grow and develop – even in these challenging economic times.

Accessing the correct advice is key to the success of any business and the free workshop programme has been devised to complement Business Gateway’s comprehensive support network, ensuring businesses across the Outer Hebrides get the help they need.

Utilising feedback received from individuals and businesses, the summer workshop programme will focus on topics which are important to new and growing businesses.

The free programme of events runs throughout June and July and includes:

DIY Websites - Learn how to build your own website to give your business an online presence,

Benbecula - Tuesday 26th June - 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. UHI (Lews Castle College) Benbecula Campus

Stornoway - Thursday 5th July - 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Boardroom, UHI (Lews Castle College) Stornoway Campus

Basic E-commerce - Learn how to make better use of your website, including taking bookings and payments online.

Benbecula - Wednesday 27th June - 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. UHI (Lews Castle College) Benbecula Campus

Stornoway - Friday 6th July - 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Boardroom, UHI (Lews Castle College) Stornoway Campus

Social Media - Social Media is here to stay. It has become a viable tool for business use and businesses are adopting these tools at a staggering rate. Find out at this seminar how social media could benefit your business.

Benbecula - Thursday 28th June - 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

UHI (Lews Castle College) Benbecula Campus

Stornoway - Wednesday 4th July - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Boardroom, UHI (Lews Castle College) Stornoway Campus

Business Start-up (2 days) - This two day course tells you all you need to know about getting your venture off the ground and coping with the initial months of trading.

Stornoway - Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th July - 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Third Sector Hebrides, Francis Street,.

This workshop is aimed at pre-start / newly established businesses.

Alongside the comprehensive workshop programme, with seminars designed to help businesses at all stages of development, there is a wealth of free information available 24/7 at: