There are three free Business Gateway workshops coming up in Stornoway:

Business Planning and Market Research
Wednesday 22 August from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, Comhairle Offices
Learn the links between business planning & success and how to avoid failures.  Understand what the market is and learn how to relate market research findings to setting sales targets.

Doing your Tax Return Online
Tuesday 28 August from 9.30am to 12.30pm, Comhairle Offices
Learn the key dates and deadlines for self-assessment, understand how to register for a personal tax account and learn how to complete your tax return.

Marketing your Business Well
Thursday 30 August from 9.30am to 12.30pm, Comhairle Offices
Learn the definition of marketing and draw up a strategy, understand the key elements of a marketing plan, choose approrpriate promotional methods for your business and gain confidence in creating good quality marketing content.

To book a place on any of these workshops, contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01851 822775.  Visit for a full list of our workshops.


Round 13 of the Scottish EDGE funding awards programme is now open. Think your business or start-up has what it takes to impress a panel of well-known judges, and receive up to £150,000 in funding?

Apply before 5 September 2018 at

If you'd like free advice for the application process, contact your local Business Gateway office on 01851 822775 to receive support from an experienced adviser.