HIGHLANDS and Islands Enterprise (HIE) today formally launches a campaign to assist businesses to navigate their way through the current economic downturn.
The agency has set up a dedicated advice line with business experts on 08000 884 884 offering free tailored advice to businesses of any size and in any sector. Callers can also get contact details of other agencies such as HM Revenue and Customs or Scottish Development International which may be able to assist them with particular issues, or go on to book a free one-to-one consultation with a business adviser.
“We want everyone that could benefit from this service to be aware of it,” said Carroll Buxton, one of HIE’s regional directors.
“We will be running advertisements in local newspapers and on local radio during the next few weeks and will be sending details of this service direct to 17,000 businesses in our area. We also have a downloadable podcast on our website homepage which tells people a little of what they can expect from our advice line.
“This is a time when businesses need to be taking a strong hold of their business plans, ensuring that they have a strategy fit for current trading conditions and that they are pursuing every viable opportunity.”
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