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Getting to know you - and your business.

Help for small businesses in East Renfrewshire is coming soon via Business Gateway which will be setting up a series of workshops this month.

The group will hold the workshops at its centre in Thornliebank at Spiersbridge Business Park, 2 Spiersbridge Way.

Topics covered by the group will consist of maketing, business planning and finance.

The days will be divided as:

marketing, on Tuesday, October 14 from 6pm to 8.30pm: This looks 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 complete market research

business planning, on Tuesday, October 21 from 6pm to 8.30pm: In this seminar you will create a description for your business, look at efficient ways of obtaining skills and resources and how to present your business plan

finance, on Tuesday, October 28 from 6pm to 8.30pm: This evening we take a look at managing a profit and loss account, how to produce a cash flow statement, the different sources of finance and the different legal structures of a business.

Graeme Curry, of Business Gateway, said: “Even the most experienced of business people can benefit from independent advice and a refresher course in skills.

“Our workshops are designed for both new and existing business owners and cover a vast array of topics.

“Working one-to-one with an advisor, attending workshops or simply logging on to www.bgateway.com can help update your knowledge, spark new ideas and highlight ways to overcome any stumbling blocks to success.”

Workshops covering a range of other issues are also available. To find out these and how Business Gateway can help to set up and develop a business, visit www.bgateway.com or call your local BG office on 0141 530 2407.