Your local Business Gateway Adviser can meet you in person and offer one to one advice over the phone and via email. We have a wealth of experience, resources and workshops 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 establishing and improving your web presence, taking on employees, or developing your sales skills, as outlined below...
Access to Finance
Whether you are looking for investment to develop or start your business, our Business Gateway advisers are on hand to help.
We appreciate that taking on a member of staff – particularly for the first time – is something many businesses find daunting, but our team of three Recruitment Advisers provides a complete package of free, personal, local support to guide you through the entire recruitment process.
Winning Public Contracts
Did you know that the public sector in Scotland alone buys over nine billion pounds of goods and services from commercial businesses every year? We can help you improve your access to, and chances of winning, these public contracts and many more across Europe.
Doing business overseas
Small businesses can reap lots of benefits from expanding into overseas markets. As with any new venture, however, internationalising requires careful researching and planning. Our Business Gateway staff and colleagues at Enterprise Europe Network are here to help you, however, with lots of information, contacts, events and support.
Key Sector Entrepreneurial Support
This activity is designed to build on the capabilities of SMEs to secure higher value contracts, both public and private.
As well as providing our own services, we often signpost our clients to other organisations that we work closely with, and who can provide further support tailored to our clients’ needs.