Starting into Self-Employment

Getting support and the work/life balance right for you and the family when you start a new business.

What to expect from this event

Whatever your reasons may be for considering working for yourself, Business Gateway and their partners, are here to support you and help you decide if this is the right path. Helping you consider your ideas and exploring what income that could provide, to looking at the key activities, costs and support available.

This In-Person event will be held at DG1 in Dumfries on Tuesday the 3rd October 2023 from 1pm to 3pm.

During these 2 hours, you will hear from

  • Lori Carnochan, formerly ITV Borders, on being a parent, being self-employed and the balancing act required.
  • Business Gateway on what self-employed means and examples of what businesses can be run from home
  • Creatomatic on how facebook can be a no cost routes to getting your business seen and attracting customers.
  • KC Creative to show how that can grow into a Ecommerce website to expand your horizons.
  • Business Gateway on what support is specifically available in Dumfries & Galloway, advice, training, digital, funding,
  • DSL on funding from the Start-Up Loan scheme.
  • Networking with all the support partners including D&G Council Employability team, DWP and the presenters.

Additional venue info:

Disabled access: Yes

Disabled facilities: Yes

Want to find more local support?

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Essential Info

3rd October 2023

13:00 - 15:00

In Person


Starting Up.


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