Starting a new business can be a daunting prospect. It is both exciting and rewarding, but it is also full of challenges.
Business Gateway Highland is your gateway to expert local business advice and practical guidance. Whichever sector your business is in, or whatever stage it is at, their one-to-one support, specialist advice, business skills workshops and networking events are here to help.
They have business advisers based in offices all over the Highland area, so you can easily get in touch with one of their experienced and friendly team on the phone, by email, or in person.
Caithness Chamber of Commerce is the lead ‘voice’ of business in the area. It arranges a number of events throughout the year to facilitate this vital interaction between businesses. It offers tangible assets in the form of dedicated full-time staff, a range of member benefits and the support of a national and international brand which has the ear of government. It also offers intangible assets in the form of networking events, promotional activities and member to member discounts. It provides the vital promotion a new business needs.
Through a project jointly funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL), the Chamber can also offer business support and mentoring to those looking to start up a new business, or who have started a business which is less than six months old.