Whether you've contemplated starting a business for a while or are just mulling over a potential idea 'Business Launch 2015' could be the event that helps change your future.

Organised by Business Gateway Lanarkshire, the event, which takes place on Tuesday, June 23rd, aims to give anyone thinking of starting a business an insight into some of the practical elements of setting up and running a successful enterprise in 2015.

Liz McCutcheon, Business Gateway said: "Starting your own business allows you to become your own boss, develop new skills and do something you enjoy doing. You may be retired, a parent looking for more flexible working hours; you may feel stuck in a full-time job or have a desire to start a business that you can run whilst also holding down a 9-5. Whatever your reason for thinking about starting a business, and however early on your idea is, this event will highlight everything you need to consider before starting."

Running from 10 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. in the Atrium Business Centre, Coatbridge, delegates will have the opportunity to speak with Business Gateway advisers to discuss their ideas and meet others thinking about starting up. They'll also have the chance to attend one or all of the three workshops running throughout the day, which are:

• Getting Your Business Noticed - 10.15 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. - Marketing is key to the success of any venture so our session will give you some of the tools needed to help get your name known,
• Getting Your Finances Set up for Launch - 11.45 a.m. to 1 p.m. - In this session we'll help you get to grips with the basics of managing the finances for your new ventures,
• Getting Your First Website -1.30 p.m. to 2.45 p.m. - These days the first place customers or clients will look for you is online so having a website is essential. We'll talk you through how to set up a basic homepage.

Delegates can attend the whole day or drop into sessions which are most relevant to them. Lunch will be served and dedicated networking will take place from 2.45 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

To find out more about 'Business Launch 2015', and to book a place at the free event, visit, call 01236 884825 or email