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Angus

Book your ticket to attend the Transform Business Festival on Thursday 22nd February at the Perth Concert Hall.

Transform Business Festival Tayside

Business Gateway’s Transform Business Festival is back! Join us for the day as we inspire, connect & transform entrepreneurs across Tayside.

After the success of its launch in 2023 at the Science Centre Dundee, this year's event continues its tour of Tayside at Perth Concert Hall on February 22nd, focussed on informing and inspiring businesses and individuals to transform their futures.

Attendees will benefit from:

  • Engaging, motivating guest speaker sessions
  • Bitesize Sessions and Fireside Chats to stimulate and educate
  • Building connections through our fun networking sessions
  • An Ecosystem Village featuring key support partners in the Tayside region
  • A client showcase market, 1-1 advisory sessions and much more!

Created and delivered by Business Gateway & Elevator, in partnership with Perth & Kinross Council, Dundee City Council & Angus Council.

Your local Business Gateway Adviser can offer 1:1 advice over phone/video call and via email. We have a wealth of experience, resources and webinars to teach you everything from starting-up to growing your business. We also host events for you to grow your network. On a local basis, there are further, more in depth services, free to you and designed to assist you in everything from making best use of digital infrastructure to assistance in taking on new staff and developing your workforce, as outlined below.

Thinking of Starting a Business?

There are many ways we can support your start-up journey.

Our Planning To Start tool is a great place to begin. It takes just 10 minutes to complete and provides you with an instant toolkit with key resources & information. We'll then connect you with a member of the team at our local office for further support.

Our website offers a business plan guide and template to download when you’re ready, market reports and research, as well as handy online guides and articles, video tutorials and podcasts. Plus, we have a great range of webinars to hone your start-up skills – from writing a business plan to marketing on a budget.

With our help, you could be in business sooner than you imagined.

Running a Business?

Our 1:1 advice, online resources and webinars can help you plan, adapt and grow.

We know that your time is in short supply, so we offer 1:1 advice at a time and day to suit you. Together, you and your business adviser can create a strategic action plan to suit your ambitions.

Our online resources and webinars can help you learn new skills, create opportunities and gain confidence. From HR to restructuring, innovation and digital marketing - we can help. And if specialist input is required, we can connect you to other sources of support.

Improve your Digital Skills

Access webinars, online guides and a Digital Health Check.

From digital marketing strategy to social media, e-Commerce, cyber security and more, we can help boost your digital performance.

Our Digital Health Check is a great place to start. It will help pinpoint your digital strengths, areas you could improve, and how we can help, and it only takes 5 minutes to complete.

Women into Business Tayside

Women into Business is a networking group for women who are developing a business idea, or those who have recently started their business.

Developing your Workforce

Taking on new staff can be a challenging process, but we can help.

Our specialist HR adviser, Ann Kerr, can help with any aspect of taking on and employing staff from recruitment through to training and performance management. Leigh will also be able to point you to financial support such as the Skills Development Scotland Flexible Training Grant.

Expert Help

At Business Gateway Tayside we believe in providing you with the advice and support that you need in order to develop your business to its fullest potential.

If required, Business Gateway's growth clients may access additional time from local professionals through “Expert Help” in order to develop business strategies in particular areas of business specialisms.

Intermediaries

We understand that your relationship with your clients is important. We’d like to make it even better by connecting you to local information, activities and funding.

Young Entrepreneurs

We’re always delighted to help young entrepreneurs. Contact us to find out more about advice and connections for those aged 18-30.

Angus Council

Angus Council offers a range of services to existing businesses of all types operating within Angus.

They have a special remit to support those companies operating within the Tourism, sustainable energy and Food & Drink sectors.

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise, together with Business Gateway form Scotland's main interface with start-up and growing businesses.

Scottish Enterprise run events and can provide specialist information within the areas of innovation, funding and international business development.

Skills Development Scotland

SDS is the national skills body providing support through advice, resources and funding for individuals and employers.

Key initiatives include the "Flexible Training Opportunity" grant and the "Skills For Growth" training needs evaluation.

Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce

The Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce is a membership organisation committed to improving opportunities for Dundee and Angus local businesses, providing training, networking, a regular newsletter and business directory.

The Women's Business Centre

The Women's Business Centre is a website designed to support women at the pre-start and start-up through to growth stages of their business journey.

Operated by Women’s Enterprise Scotland, the Women's Business Centre website is free to access and offers dedicated, needs-based content on starting and growing a business, including stories, encouragement and top tips from leading business owners across Scotland.

Supplier Development Programme (SDP)

The Supplier Development Programme provides support through a range of free tender training, e-learning modules and Meet the Buyer events to help Scottish SMEs, social enterprises and third sector organisations in bidding for public sector opportunities.

Redundancy Support

Your local Business Gateway office can offer free support to any business considering making redundancies.

Our advisers can help you look at your business challenges and then help you make the next practical steps. Along with that we can introduce you to PACE – Partnership Action for Continuing Employment.

Other Business Support across Scotland

Information on the free advice and support available from Scotland’s public sector business support organisations is available to find, all in one place, at Find Business Support.

Find your nearest office

Business Gateway Angus

Unit 9
Harbour Visitor Centre
Fishmarket Quay
Arbroath
DD11 1PS
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01382 848 275

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday

09:00 to 17:00

Business Gateway Perth & Kinross

112, Perth Creative Exchange
Stormont Street
Perth
PH1 5NW
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01738 448 310

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday

09:00 to 17:00