Developing Your Business

We have loads of ways to help you develop your business. Whether you are considering the potential of a new idea, are taking the first steps, or have been running a business for years, we've a wealth of experience to help at every stage.

Your business idea

If you’re still at the exciting sketch book stage of your business our online tools, workshops and advisers are here to take you from the essential basics, to researching, planning and writing a business plan.

Developing your new idea, product or service

Starting your business

If you’re starting up our local office can help you consider your funding, IP, and of course finding and keeping your customers.

Find out about starting your business

Growing your business

Growing a successful business is not easy. We can help you in a wide range of manners including working with you to plan your future growth strategy; developing new overseas market opportunities; accessing funding for new product creation and by connecting you to additional avenues of expertise including the Global Scots and Scottish Development International.

Grow your markets, products or workforce

Women into Business

Women Into Business is a networking group for women who are developing a business idea, or those who have recently started their business.

Join our networking group for women

Young entrepreneurs

We’re always delighted to help young entrepreneurs. Read on to find out more about advice and connections for those aged 18-30. Includes links to potential grants, loans and support for young entrepreneurs.

Local initiatives for young entrepreneurs


If you work in an organisation that helps business people, our Intermediaries section contains links and resources that may help you.

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Business Boost

Business Boost is a new service from Business Gateway Aberdeen City and Shire to Boost YOUR Business’s growth.

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Get help from your local office

Your local adviser will be able to answer your questions on this or any other business subject.

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