The organisers of the first Argyll Enterprise Week yesterday said a wide range of organisations had signed up to take part in the event.
The new initiative, aimed at supporting the business community across Argyll and Bute and encouraging enterprise, takes place in Oban from 31 October to 4 November.
It is being hosted by Argyll and Bute Council’s Business Gateway and development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).
Access to funding will be one of the week’s key themes, with DSL Business Finance, Argyll and the Islands LEADER, crowdfunder Growth Deck, SJ Noble Trust, Scottish Edge, Business Gateway and angel investor Investing Women Angels all delivering sessions.
More than 25 organisations will take part in a business support fair, including Scottish Development International, the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service, Argyll College, Interface and the council’s planning and regulatory services.
Networking events throughout the week will be run by Women Enterprise Scotland, Federation of Small Businesses and InspirAlba.
Digital, innovation and internationalisation support will be provided through workshops from DigitalBoost and HIE’s specialist teams.
David Smart, head of special projects at HIE, said: “We are delighted to be working with such a wide range of enthusiastic partners.
“Argyll Enterprise Week will demonstrate the strength and depth of support available, with our partners focusing on offering practical support to help enterprise flourish in Argyll and the Islands.
“I would encourage anyone who has an interest in enterprise to get involved with what is going to be an exciting week.”