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Women's Enterprise Network

Tuesday 6th September

Cargills Bistro, Lower Mill St, Blairgowrie from 6.00 p.m.

At our next Women's Enterprise Network, we are delighted to welcome Tricia Fox of Volpa, ( who provide a "one-stop shop" for businesses with marketing requirements. Her clients include The Angus Hotel, Blairgowrie, The Enchanted Forest and Scone Palace.We are sure that Tricia will have lots of useful hints and tips to pass onto us!


A light buffet will be available from 6.00 p.m., followed by our speaker and then a chance to network.
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Peer Support Meeting for Entrepreuners with Health Issues (Blairgowrie & Rattray)

7th September 2016 - 6.30 - 8.30 p.m.
Rattray Community Facility, High Street, Rattray.

Topic ‘Confidence Building  - Learn and share how to build and maintain your personal and business confidence'. 

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Facebook & Twitter Support Session (Aberfeldy)
21st September 2016 - 6.30 - 8.30 p.m.

Breadalbane Community Campus, Crieff Road, Aberfeldy

This session will provide an opportunity to share your queries and experience of using Facebook and Twitter. Jennifer Lindsay Finan and Alison Powrie, frequent Facebook and Twitter users, will be on hand to share their knowledge and experience, show you how  to join the GrowBiz Facebook support group, and  give you  a live demonstration and opportunity to practice using Twitter by joining in with  Wednesday’s ‘Perthshire Hour’. 

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Introduction to Wordpress (Blairgowrie & Rattray)

26th September 2016 6.30 - 8.30 p.m.

Rattray Community Facility (as above).

Please note that this course is currently fully booked. If you would be interested in attending, please email us on and we will put you on a reserve list, and contact you if spaces become available. If there is sufficient interest, we may look at running the session again.






A big thank you to all the businesses and social enterprises who supported us in the recent LEADER application for a Perthshire-wide rural enterprise service. We’re delighted to report that the  project bid was successful, and in collaboration with a number of other organisations including Elevator, PKAVS and Perthshire Chamber of Commerce, GrowBiz will be providing enterprise support across rural Perthshire from October.  More information will go up on the website soon.


From Homeworking to Co Working

20th September 2016 - House for An Art Lover, Glasgow


A unique talk oot exploring the rise of the micro business and what it means for economic policy.

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Thursday 6th - Saturday 8th October 2016
Brechin Community Campus, Brechin, Angus

GrowBiz will be attending the Scottish Rural Parliament in October. The Scottish Rural Parliament 2016 brings together 400 people from across rural Scotland to discuss the issues of greatest importance to rural communities.

They will be agreeing a Manifesto for rural Scotland and deciding what actions need to be taken and by who, to ensure our rural communities are empowered, connected and sustainable.

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Don't forget that HMRC run free Online Webinars for the self-employed, on a variety of topics. 
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