Growing your business

If you are looking to grow your business, Business Gateway have a range of professional resources, support and tools to help you. Whether you are looking to create new opportunities for your business or learn new skills our advisers can help.

It isn't possible to be an expert in every area of business, so when you feel that you need advice let us find the right person to help you. With access to a wide variety of professional organisations we can source you the right support and be your gateway to expertise.

Local Growth Accelerator Programme

Business Gateway may be able to provide additional support to help your business grow through the European funded Local Growth Accelerator Programme. This support can include growth workshops, leadership and mentoring along with specialist advice and is FREE. 

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Business Growth Planning

Planning is key to the development of any business. It is sensible to regularly review your current performance and identify the most likely strategies for sustainable growth - whether it is taking on staff, improving efficiency, branching into new markets, expanding your premises, or many more options.

Our Business Gateway advisers can help you develop a growth action plan, and will work with you on an ongoing basis towards achieving your growth objectives.


Specialist Advice

Our Business Gateway advisers can provide a wide range of support and advice to assist you, but for those times you require more specialist advice, we can arrange for you to work with specialist advisers too.

This service is free, and tailored to your needs. It can be sector-specific support – food and drink or tourism; or relating to a particular discipline, such as marketing or finance.

In Highland, Business Gateway has access to additional specialist help via the Local growth accelerator programme. This enables local businesses to access an even broader range of support, including:

  • Access to Finance
  • Recruitment
  • Doing business overseas
  • Winning Public Contracts
  • Digital support

More information is available on these topics in the business support section.

Workshops, Events and Business Growth Programmes

Our programme of free workshops and events is designed to help you achieve your goals. We can help you learn a range of new skills – from marketing, to getting results from your website.

We also run a range of longer business growth programmes. These programmes typically incorporate about a number of workshops and ongoing support tailored to your needs. They are designed to really help propel your business forwards – dealing with all aspects of business growth, including business planning, leadership techniques, business identity, finance, continuity planning, and much more. 

Contact our Events Coordinator on 01463 713889 for more information.

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