Introducing DYW’s Bridge to Business Event, Lochaber Ideas Week!

This year, DYW West Highland have the honour of sponsoring Lochaber Ideas Week which involves numerous exciting and inspiring networking events for local businesses.

The Next Generation of Budding Entrepreneurs

As part of Lochaber Ideas Week this year, DYW West Highland will be hosting a“Bridge to Business” event on the 14th November, which will demonstrate to high school pupils that starting a business is not a distant dream.
Through a mixture of inspirational presentations and hands-on seminars, Bridge to Business will show young people that anyone can start their own business, whatever their age!
This informal event will showcase the range of assistance available, and outline what core skills and personal attributes are needed to succeed in the world of business.

Event Speakers and Activities

The following have been invited to share their knowledge and expertise of business start up with our local young people:

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will first present to pupils the core skills that are really needed to start a business, from the expected, to the less thought of. Real entrepreneurs will be invited to share their individual stories of their business start up journey and what they found this involved for them.

Young Enterprise Scotland will lead a fast-paced, interactive event where students will have fun learning the basics of how to turn their business dreams into a reality.

The workshop will cover:

– identifying a customer audience
– how to write a persuasive business plan
– how to pitch an effective business ideas
– ways to market their business product

Whilst participating in the workshop and working together, students will also learn the value and importance of teamwork, forward planning, leadership and presentation skills.

There’s more than one way to make it in the world of business and we’ll show you that there’s #nowrongpath but a wide range of exciting opportunities!

If you are a teacher, senior phase high school pupil or college student that is interested in attending Bridge to Business, tickets are free and can be accessed from Eventbrite by visiting . Alternatively, contact one of the DYW team on: / 01397 705 765 /Facebook / Twitter or call in and see us in the office at Lochaber Chamber of Commerce, 15 High Street, Fort William, PH33 6DH.