Business Gateway Fife 'Just Start It' events hailed a success

Published: 17 Feb 2015 09:30

NEARLY 100 would-be business owners in Fife turned out to get an inspiring message from local successful business owners this week, thanks to the “Just Start It” events from Business Gateway Fife.

The evenings were held in Glenrothes, Dunfermline and St Andrews so that people thinking about starting a business themselves could be inspired and encouraged by successful businesses who have been on that journey.

David Austin of Reubens, Donna DuCarme from Looking Lass Productions and Janet Torley, Events for Business spoke at the Dunfermline event in the Carnegie Conference Centre. Lorraine Gardiner and Nadia Moreland from Love Restored, Aaron Andrews of Arro Lighting and Karen Logan from The Twa Hens Cafe were the guest speakers at the TREE Centre, (Tullis Russell) in Markinch. And Owen Hazel from Jannettas and Katherine Smith from Eden Legal were at the Hotel Du Vin in St Andrews. The audience were able to ask the guest speakers all those questions they really want answered, to help them take the next step to get started.

Attendees were indeed inspired and Kelly Hodgson from Dunfermline, who is looking to set up her own business said, “The setting was fantastic and the speakers were inspirational. Attending the session gave some of the advice I have received from Business Gateway real world context. It was extremely useful speaking with others who are on the next stage of the journey upon which I am about to embark.”

Karen Cassells from Business Gateway Fife said, “It was fantastic to see so many people with new business plans this week. Every successful business person understands that it can be nerve-wracking to take the first step to get started so events like these proved to be a great opportunity for reassurance, advice and motivation.”

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