Evening Times launches Start Ups column
Published by Simon Gwynn on Fri 12 Oct 12 @ 15:30
Glasgow's paper and media partner of your Chamber's annual business awards, the Evening Times has laid out plans for a weekly business column to showcase the work of start up companies within the city.
Each Wednesday, a recent start-up company will answer the same 10 questions about their business with responses published in the paper.
The new column will also offer advice to potential start-ups, including places where they can access support and funding.
First up will be firms that have been involved in Entrepreneurial Spark - Scotland's first business accelerator programme.
The programme, which was launched in January by businessman Jim Duffy, with support from top Scottish business figures, Sir William Haughey and Sir Tom Hunter, has already helped dozens of budding entrepreneurs set up their own businesses.
Speaking about the new column, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce chief executive Stuart Patrick said:
"Glasgow and the West of Scotland need to encourage their entrepreneurs, and we warmly welcome any editorial coverage which gives start-ups the chance to tell their stories.
"When taken in tandem with its ongoing media sponsorship of our recent Glasgow Business Awards, this is a further example of the Evening Times' obvious commitment to supporting the business sector which contributes greatly to the wealth and employment prospects of the city - and that is to be applauded."
All in all, a very welcome move in support of newly created businesses and one which we invite all start ups to utilise as a platform of communication and for receiving expert advice from those most qualified in the area.