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Danz Designz

Danz Designz is the new business venture of young Moffat graphic designer Daniel Warwick.

Daniel is one of a number of businesses in Annandale and Eskdale taking advantage of the networking opportunity provided by Dumfries and Galloway Council's Inspiring Entrepreneurs events.

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Aimed at 18 to 25 year olds in Dumfries and Galloway, these events encourage young people to develop their self-employment ideas. Experts in their field headline the events with workshops and lectures and the business owners get the chance to mingle with their peers, sharing experiences.

Daniel said, "When I graduated, I was convinced that to use the skills I had developed at university I would have to leave Moffat and live somewhere like Glasgow. I was fortunate that Job Seekers gave me a contact for Business Gateway who put me in contact with Lindsey Mason from the Council's Young Entrepreneur Project."

"With the information from Lindsey I was able to set up my business over the summer. It was a great push for me to find out about grants and loans and I was delighted to find I could stay in Moffat and use my skill set straight away. Since I started in October I have had a lot of business, particularly from young start-ups looking for logos and branding. Some of that business has come from the Inspiring Entrepreneurs networking events. It's also great to meet other young businesses facing the same challenges and to learn from the great guest speakers."

Young Entrepreneur Project

Young business owners between the ages of 18 and 25 years can apply to the Young Entrepreneur Project for either a pre-start up grant or a start up grant if their business is in the Dumfries and Galloway postcode areas of DG10 to DG16. In certain, limited circumstances support is available for business owners up to age 30.