Missing sidebars on Business Portfolio Theme

Hi

Have moved one of my sites across from Thesis to the Business Portfolio Theme.

I am struggling! I have tried placing different widgets in the different sidebars but, apart from the 'follow me' widget have failed miserably in making any sidebars appear.

Also, is the footer set up as a sidebar? Or does one have to use the editor to update the footer.php file?

I am obviously missing a trick somewhere - and if anyone could tell me what that trick is I'd be grateful.

Would like to comment that I think the heading under each theme promising 'installation instructions' is misleading as clicking through only shows relevance to Buddypress and it does not deal with the individual theme options that need tweaking. I found that disappointing.

I would really appreciate your assistance

Thanks everso
Dee