The business support community in Dundee has joined forces to arrange a week of events to help local firms and entrepreneurs.
Dundee Business Week, at the end of this month, will give new and existing business owners the skills and knowledge to boost their ventures.
Events cover areas such as trading online, doing business with the public sector, marketing for start-ups, HR essentials for small businesses and ‘So You Think You Have a Good Idea’.
Dundee city development convener Will Dawson said: “Business Gateway works all year round to help new and growing businesses fulfil their potential and by working closely with entrepreneurs. They know exactly what issues and challenges they are facing.
“By using this knowledge, Business Gateway and its partners, including Dundee City Council, have put together a programme of events focusing on the key issues facing Dundee companies.”
Dundee Business Week will be hosted by Business Gateway Tayside with key partners Dundee City Council and Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce.
Many other organisations from the public and private sectors will also be running events showcasing the support available to the city’s business community.
Most of the events are free, will be held in locations throughout the city, and focus on issues affecting all kinds of businesses, from start-ups to international enterprises.
Events include a three-hour guide to starting up in business, Meet the Buyer, Innovate to Export, and the chance to have an individual consultation with experts in finance, marketing, human resources and social enterprise.
There will also be a lunchtime workshop explaining the ins and outs of crowdfunding, and how this alternative method of funding could help your business.
Alison Henderson, chief executive of Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce, said: “We’re looking forward to an exciting mixture of events during the week, and are hosting our own High Noon Lunch with Microsoft.
“On February 25 we’ll hear from Microsoft’s Scottish director Peter Ferry, and Dundee’s very own Chris van der Kuyl, who will talk about the next generation of technology, and how businesses can take inspiration to grow and develop for the future,” she added.
For more information on Dundee Business Week which runs from February 23 to 27 including how to book your place at any of the events, pay a visit to www.bgateway.com/dundee or call 01382 843 016.