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Dundee

Business Gateway Tayside is your gateway to free, expert, local assistance and advice.

Your local Business Gateway Adviser can offer 1:1 advice over phone/video call and via email. We have a wealth of experience, resources and webinars to teach you everything from starting-up to growing your business. We also host events for you to grow your network. On a local basis, there are further, more in depth services, free to you and designed to assist you in everything from making best use of digital infrastructure to assistance in taking on new staff and developing your workforce, as outlined below.

Thinking of Starting a Business?

There are many ways we can support your start-up journey.

Our Planning To Start tool is a great place to begin. It takes just 10 minutes to complete and provides you with an instant toolkit with key resources & information. We'll then connect you with a member of the team at our local office for further support.

Our website offers a business plan guide and template to download when you’re ready, market reports and research, as well as handy online guides and articles, video tutorials and podcasts. Plus, we have a great range of webinars to hone your start-up skills – from writing a business plan to marketing on a budget.

With our help, you could be in business sooner than you imagined.

Running a Business?

Our 1:1 advice, online resources and webinars can help you plan, adapt and grow.

We know that your time is in short supply, so we offer 1:1 advice at a time and day to suit you. Together, you and your business adviser can create a strategic action plan to suit your ambitions.

Our online resources and webinars can help you learn new skills, create opportunities and gain confidence. From HR to restructuring, innovation and digital marketing - we can help. And if specialist input is required, we can connect you to other sources of support.

Improve your Digital Skills with DigitalBoost

Access 1:1 consultancy, webinars, online guides and a Digital Health Check with our DigitalBoost programme.

From digital marketing strategy to social media, e-Commerce, cyber security and more, we can help boost your digital performance.

Our DigitalBoost Health Check is a great place to start. It will help pinpoint your digital strengths, areas you could improve, and how we can help, and it only takes 5 minutes to complete.

Developing your Workforce

Taking on new staff can be a challenging process, but we can help.

Our specialist HR adviser, Ann Kerr, can help with any aspect of taking on and employing staff from recruitment through to training and performance management. Leigh will also be able to point you to financial support such as the Skills Development Scotland Flexible Training Grant.

Expert Help

At Business Gateway Tayside we believe in providing you with the advice and support that you need in order to develop your business to its fullest potential.

If required, Business Gateway's growth clients may access additional time from local professionals through “Expert Help” in order to develop business strategies in particular areas of business specialisms.

Women into Business Tayside

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

Young Entrepreneurs

We’re always delighted to help young entrepreneurs. Contact us to find out more about advice and connections for those aged 18-30.

Intermediaries

We understand that your relationship with your clients is important. We’d like to make it even better by connecting you to local information, activities and funding.

Dundee City Council

The £1 billion transformation of Dundee city waterfront, which encompasses 240 hectares of development land stretching 8km along the River Tay, is a strategic, focused and forward-looking 30 year project (2001-2031) that is propelling the city to international acclaim.

The Economic Development Division in the city work towards the goals of building a strong and sustainable city economy and key sectors in Dundee include digital media, life sciences, contact centres and business tourism.

Funding support includes the Small Business Finance Dundee.

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise, together with Business Gateway form Scotland's main interface with start-up and growing businesses.

Scottish Enterprise run events and can provide specialist information within the areas of innovation, funding and international business development.

Skills Development Scotland

SDS is the national skills body providing support through advice, resources and funding for individuals and employers.

Key initiatives include the "Flexible Training Opportunity" grant and the "Skills For Growth" training needs evaluation.

Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce

The Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce is a membership organisation committed to improving opportunities for Dundee and Angus local businesses, providing training, networking, a regular newsletter and business directory.

The Women's Business Centre

The Women's Business Centre is a digital platform designed to support women at the pre-start and start up stages of their business journey.

Operated by Women’s Enterprise Scotland, the Women's Business Centre website is free to access and offers dedicated, needs-based content on starting and growing a business, including stories, encouragement and top tips from leading business owners across Scotland.

Supplier Development Programme (SDP)

SDP is a public sector partnership which delivers a variety of free tender training.

Registration for SDP events is free for Scottish SMEs, and will connect your business with your local authority’s SDP Rep who can offer your business additional support.

Redundancy Support

Your local Business Gateway office can offer free support to any business considering making redundancies.

Our advisers can help you look at your business challenges and then help you make the next practical steps. Along with that we can introduce you to PACE – Partnership Action for Continuing Employment.

Other Business Support across Scotland

Information on the free advice and support available from Scotland’s public sector business support organisations is available to find, all in one place, at Find Business Support.

Find your nearest office

Business Gateway Angus

City Quay Business Centre
27-28 Camperdown Street
Dundee
DD1 3JA
Get directions
01382 848 275

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday

09:00 to 17:00

Business Gateway Dundee

27-28 Camperdown Street
City Quay Business Centre
Dundee
DD1 3JA
Get directions
01382 443 400

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday

09:00 to 17:00