Business Gateway is a publicly funded service contributing to the economic well being of Scotland by providing access to free business support services.  We give assistance and impartial advice to people starting or growing their business by a combination of :-

Online support – a comprehensive website with practical information and useful guides.

A programme of fully funded local workshops and events held throughout Scotland.

Advice to suit specific business needs through a network of experienced business advisers.

Business information – a dedicated team providing information and support on all aspects of starting and growing a business.


Our services

Business advice - Business GatewayOur professional support services include detailed guides, business information services such as market research reports, workshops and events, social media networks and local advisers throughout Scotland.

Local advice across Scotland
To make sure advice is available to everyone, we have offices all over Scotland. So wherever you are, you’ll have access to experienced business advice. Plus, our experienced advisers can help you plan and develop your business further. We’ve set up a tool on this site to help you find your local Business Gateway office.

Workshops and events
Our events let you speak directly to our specialist experts, as well as giving you the opportunity to develop new skills and insight into some of the essential factors in running a business. On top of that it’s a good chance to network with peers, contacts and even potential clients or partners. Find upcoming events near you.


Business Advice

Experienced business advisers

Running a business means having to wear a lot of different hats – but you can’t be an expert at everything. That’s where we come in. We have over 150 qualified and experienced business advisers across Scotland.


Our events are aimed at businesses across Scotland

So we make sure they’re accessible to everyone by running them in several locations, instead of one fixed area. That way, you’ll be able to find the Business Gateway event you’re interested in near you.

We cover a wide variety of subjects, so our events cover the needs of everyone from start-ups to established businesses. That includes (but isn’t limited to):

  • Online marketing
  • Social media
  • Business start-up workshops
  • Business networking
  • Marketing awareness
  • Financial management
  • Contingency planning
  • Getting the most out of your employees
  • Practical bookkeeping
  • HMRC VAT awareness

As well as being a source of information, Business Gateway events let you meet your peers (and find out what your competitors are up to), and speak directly to our business experts.


If you would like to get in touch with us, you can call us on 01236 702020  or click here to email.

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