High hopes that bus visit could spark new businesses

Bus will visit Elgin on
Bus will visit Elgin on Monday, November 2

BUDDING FUTURE BUSINESS owners could take their first steps into the world of commerce when the small business ‘Saturday Roadshow’ arrives in Elgin on November 2.

The greater interest is business start-ups are being predicted by businessesforsale.com, who are expecting Moray’s latent ‘fampreneurs’ to take the final steps they need to set themselves up in business.

When the Saturday Roadshow tour took place last year it brought about an increase in site visits and searches on the website from people who had visited the roadshow.  Rufus Bazley, director of marketing at the website, said: “More and more people are realising that starting a business is not always complicated or costly.

“Initiatives like Small Business Saturday and the resources on our own website support the growing entrepreneurial community across the UK – and with so many more people planning to start up with one or more family members the number of fampreneur businesses we’re seeing is also on the rise.”

“Right now we have a hair salon, a motor engineers, and a four-star guest house available in Elgin, and more besides.  I am confident there are families in Moray keen to set up their own businesses, maybe this is the inspiration they need.”

Commenting on the announcement of the bus tour, Small Business Saturday National Campaign Director, Michelle Ovens says, “Small Business Saturday is exceptional example of collaboration and co-operation with small businesses teaming up in communities around the UK.

“The bus tour is a very visible way of enabling small businesses to engage with the campaign as we head around the country, drumming up interest, support and enthusiasm.

“We are visiting even more places this year and are really looking forward to welcoming small business owners and consumers to the bus to get information and find out ways in which they can support small businesses and make the day work most effectively for companies in their own communities.”