ANGUS Business Week gets underway


29th September 2014

Angus Business Week runs from Monday 29 September until Saturday 4 October. This series of free events is for local companies of all shapes and sizes, from start-ups to well-established businesses, and covers a wide range of topics, including starting a business, business expansion, employment issues and harnessing the power of the internet.

One of the events taking place is an International Trade Seminar from 8am-9.30am at Brechin City Football Ground on Wednesday, October 1. This business breakfast workshop is aimed at helping companies, small and large, trade globally and will include information about the free help available, as well as the latest advice about accessing and optimising international markets.

As it becomes increasingly important for businesses to have a strong online presence, the Broadband For Your Business Event at The Reid Hall, Forfar, on Wednesday, October 1 is an opportunity for companies to maximise their online capabilities and also discuss technical internet issues, including ways to increase broadband speeds, with experts in this field.

Other internet-related events include an Online Marketing Workshop from 10am-12.30pm on Thursday, 2 October at The Park Hotel, Montrose, an online Webinar about designing websites for Smart Phones and Tablets on Thursday, 2 October and a workshop about using social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter as business tools on Friday, October 3 at the Centre for Enterprise in Arbroath.

Although the programme is underway, places are available at many of the events and can be reserved at

This is the inaugural year of Angus Business Week, which is a partnership initiative established by a number of local organisations, with the aim of providing advice, information and support to potential, new and established businesses throughout Angus.

Partners include Angus Council, Business Gateway/Enterprise North East Trust, Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce, Dundee & Angus College, The Federation of Small Businesses, Scottish Development International, Skills Development Scotland, Department of Work and Pensions and the Tayside Engineering Network. For more information, visit

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