“Entrepreneurs being sought for virtual support programme”:

At a turbulent time in our economy, the new pilot programme launched today by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Spark is immensely welcome, particularly in our rural environment.

Additional funding has being made through the Scottish Government and law firm Harper Macleod with
additional support by the Royal Bank of Scotland, the scheme is geared towards young and fledgling
business ventures or for those seeking to grow and develop.

“Entrepreneurial Spark” has been hugely successful in other parts of Scotland and overseas.

Given the geographical difficulties in the highlands and islands, this new scheme is being piloted in a virtual format. It will be delivered as modules with support from an Entrepreneurial Spark Enabler. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested to learn core business skills with the support of mentors within the organisation.
JURA1Having travelled the length and breadth of Argyll and Bute and met with many of our more rural communities, I have seen first-hand some of the talent available in the constituency.
If this scheme attracts only a small portion of those who just need an early helping hand, it will be worth it.
Anyone interested needs to apply to the organisation before the end of the month and can be done via
www.entrepreneurial-spark.com/highlands- and-islands.

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