East Renfrewshire

Business Gateway East Renfrewshire provides quality, practical advice and guidance to new and existing businesses in East Renfrewshire.

Join our Launch programme to take the first key steps in setting up your own business in East Renfrewshire.

What is East Renfrewshire Launch?

The East Renfrewshire Launch programme aims to launch and support new businesses in East Renfrewshire over an 18-month period while ensuring their long-term sustainability.

The programme consists of:

  • a Business Academy course of content covering key topics to setting up a new business
  • access to startup and growth grants available
  • 18 months of 1:1 business mentoring and support

Course content includes:

  • Business Planning: Cover the essentials of business plan development, including market research, competitive analysis, financial projections, and marketing strategies.
  • Financial Management: Learn how to create and manage budgets, understand cash flow, and access funding sources like grants, loans, and crowdfunding.
  • Marketing and Branding: Create your new brand, learn how to create effective marketing campaigns, and utilise digital marketing tools and social media.
  • Sales and Customer Relations: Learn strategies for lead generation, sales techniques, and maintaining strong customer relationships.
  • Innovation and Technology Integration: Explore innovation in business, the adoption of technology, and how to stay competitive in a digital age.
  • Sustainability and Social Responsibility: Learn sustainable business practices and social responsibility, which are increasingly important to consumers and investors.

Who is East Renfrewshire Launch for?

Anyone who would like to work towards setting up their own business within East Renfrewshire.

When does East Renfrewshire Launch start?

The first cohort of the 18-month programme will start in December 2023.

How can I apply?

To apply to join the first cohort of our East Renfrewshire Launch business programme click here or call 0141 530 2407.

Find your nearest office

Business Gateway Newton Mearns

The Greenlaw Works,
6 Greenlaw Way
Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire
G77 6EF
Get directions
07488 581308

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday

09:00 to 17:00 (appointment only)