Fife

Business Gateway Fife, delivering on behalf of Fife Council, offers a range of support and advice to individuals who are looking to set up in business, newly formed businesses and existing businesses who are looking to grow and develop.

Here in Fife we offer a range of initiatives to help your business - whatever stage you may be at - from our webinar programme, business advice, 1:1 surgeries and specialist support.

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

Access webinars, online guides and a Digital Health Check.

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

Our Digital 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.

Business Efficiency Grant

The Business Efficiency Grant provides Fife-based businesses with grants of between £3,000 and £20,000, up to a maximum of 90% of eligible project costs, to help them become more efficient.

The grant will be open for applications between 1st March 2024 and 30th April 2024 and can be used for Net Zero or Digital Development projects.

Fife Investment Fund

The Fife Investment Fund provides interest-free repayable grants of up to £10,000 for Fife-based businesses that aim to invest in and grow their business or reduce their carbon emissions to reach net zero.

SME Development Grant

The SME Development Grant provides small non-repayable grants for small to medium-sized businesses in Fife to help with the costs of exhibiting at a trade show, upskilling their workforce, reducing carbon emissions and undertaking research, development and innovation. Agriculture businesses can also use the grant to support diversification.

Specialist Business Advice

The Specialist Business Advice programme provides businesses in Fife with free access to consultancy support across a range of topics and disciplines, including strategy, marketing, finance, procurement, employee engagement, energy efficiency and more.

Start-up Grant

Fife Council’s Start-Up Grant can provide individuals who intend to start a business in Fife or businesses that have started trading within the past 6 months with up to £500 towards the costs involved in starting to trade.

Business Loans Scotland

Business Loans Scotland is a consortium of Scottish local authorities providing loans ranging from £25,000 to £250,000 to eligible businesses on behalf of the Scottish Government.

Enterprise Hub Fife, Glenrothes

Enterprise Hub Fife is designed to provide enterprising individuals and start-ups with growth aspirations access to a unique facility which encourages collaboration, networking and business growth.

The Hub is home to:

  • Fully furnished, affordable and all-inclusive offices with high speed broadband and access to a full support network to help your business grow
  • An excellent hot desking environment for entrepreneurs on the move or to collaborate with like-minded
  • Private meeting room facilities and high-quality events facilities which can accommodate up to 55 delegates
The Women's Business Centre

The Women's Business Centre is a website designed to support women at the pre-start and start-up through to growth 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)

The Supplier Development Programme provides support through a range of free tender training, e-learning modules and Meet the Buyer events to help Scottish SMEs, social enterprises and third sector organisations in bidding for public sector opportunities.

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 Fife Glenrothes Office

Saltire House
Pentland Park
Glenrothes
KY6 2AL
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01592 858 333

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday

08:00 to 17:00

Dunfermline Business Centre

Izatt Avenue
Dunfermline
KY11 3BZ
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01592 858 333

Opening hours:

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