Get your business into shape with the Ayrshire Gateway

With the festive celebrations over, now is the perfect time to set some New Year business resolutions – and get help from Business Gateway Ayrshire to keep them.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to start a new business or if you want to grow an existing venture, Business Gateway can help get your business into shape.

A comprehensive range of free seminars, workshops and events will provide the information and knowledge you need. Our workshop programme runs throughout the year covering a range of topics for businesses at all stages of development.

The start-up sessions running throughout January includes:

· Awareness – Wednesday, 14th January from 2-4.30pm at East Ayrshire Council, London Road, Kilmarnock – This workshop aims to make you aware of the various requirements involved in setting up a business.

· Marketing – Tuesday, 20th January from 2-4.30pm at Business Gateway, 6 Forbes Drive, Ayr – This event will look at the role of marketing in your business, how to identify your target customers, how to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your competitors and how to carry out market research.

· Finance – Tuesday, 27th January from 10am- 12.30pm at Business Gateway, 6 Forbes Drive, Ayr – This workshop will explore how to manage a profit and loss account, how to produce a cashflow statement, different sources of finance and the different legal structures of a business.

Kerry McGuire, Business Gateway said: “At Business Gateway we are committed to offering a comprehensive support service that runs alongside our workshop programme. Traditionally, figures show that the first few months of the year is a busy period for us as people consider making changes to their lifestyle, including setting up their own business.”