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Business Gateway

Whatever stage your business is at, Business Gateway offer a wide range of professional resources and support. All are designed to help you learn new skills, create opportunities and develop strategies for a sustainable business. These include:

Business Advice

It's unrealistic to think that you can be an expert in every area of your business. Business Gateway has advisers in local offices across Scotland. With dedicated support from an experienced adviser we can help take your business and ideas forward to the next level. Some of the things we can help with you with are:

Look at your business ideas and help analyse potential

Provide you with free one-to-one business advice to help simplify the process, and help you to prioritise the things you need to do to start up or grow your business

Explore funding options available at local and national level

Business information

Our Business Information team provide information and support on all aspects of starting or growing a business. Types of information we offer include:

  • Market research reports
  • Tailored company lists
  • Demographics and statistics
  • International market reports
  • Commercial property searches

Workshops / Events

Business Gateway's programme of free start-up workshops is packed with events across Scotland. You will learn about the essentials of starting and running a business, find out how to complete a business plan and have the opportunity to share your experiences with like-minded people.

  • Workshops include:
  • Online marketing
  • Social media
  • Business start-up workshops
  • Business networking
  • Marketing awareness
  • Financial management
  • Contingency planning