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Business Gateway Moray is your gateway to expert local business advice and practical guidance. Whichever sector your business is in, or whatever stage it is at, our one-to-one support, specialist advice, business skills workshops and networking events are here to help.

Thinking of Starting a Business?

There are many ways we can help you, even if starting up still seems a way off.

Our website is a great place to begin: we offer market reports as well as handy online guides, plus a business plan template to download when you’re ready. Take part in our workshops to hone your start-up skills – from how to handle the legal requirements to getting your market research right.

Plus use our Planning to Start tool to guide you through the essential steps of starting up. It takes just 10 minutes to complete and then we can then use the details you give us to create your action plan, complete with links to relevant information and support. We’ll also recommend free workshops to help you hone your skills and may refer you to relevant support from our partners.

A business adviser from your local office will also get in touch to see how else we can help at this stage and signpost you to a wide range of other support across Scotland.

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

Running a Business?

Maintaining a business or moving up a gear can be more daunting than starting up, so our support continues and grows with your business.

We know that your time is in short supply, so if you can’t get to your local office for 1:1 advice, we’ll come to you. Together, you and your business adviser can tailor a strategic action plan to your ambitions. Need targeted advice on HR, Restructuring, Innovation, Exporting or Digital Marketing? Your adviser can help with that too. And if you need more specialist input, we can connect you with other sources of support.

Use our resources, support and tools to learn new skills, create opportunities and gain confidence.

We run around 3,500 events each year across Scotland, with workshops on topics from bookkeeping to social media.

  • For free, comprehensive business intelligence and market research, you can turn to our Information Service.
  • Browse our online A-Z of over 100 market reports or request a free report if your market sector isn’t covered.
  • Our handy guides explain digital marketing strategy, HR, intellectual property and other essentials.

Get in touch with your local Business Gateway office today.

Digital Business Skills with DigitalBoost

Setting up a website is a great start, but DigitalBoost can help you to make the most of your online presence.

Tap into our free local workshops, 1:1 expert adviser support and online tools and tutorials to help you improve your digital performance. Our DigitalBoost guide has been downloaded 20,000 times and some 1,200 workshops have together attracted more than 14,000 business people.

A DigitalBoost HealthCheck can pinpoint your digital strengths, where you could do more and how we can help. Take five minutes now to fill in our form and discover how to give your business a real boost.

Local Support

Here at Business Gateway Moray, we appreciate that developing your business can be as daunting as starting it. We also understand that many small business owners feel they are too busy running their business to improve or develop it.

You are not alone, however – we are here to support you, and can often assist you to make developments that help to save time, stress, and money in the long term.

In addition to our core start-up and growth, we have a number of areas where we offer specialist support.

Planning to Start

Find out what support and tools are available to you by answering a few simple questions with our Planning to Start tool. Then get contact from your local office to take your business idea forward.

Access to Finance

Whether you are looking for investment to develop or start your business, our Business Gateway advisers are on hand to help.

Recruitment

We appreciate that taking on a member of staff – particularly for the first time – is something many businesses find daunting, but our Business Gateway advisers provide free, personal, local support to guide you through the recruitment process.

Winning Public Contracts

Did you know that the public sector in Scotland alone buys over £9 billion 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, however, this requires careful researching and planning. Our Business Gateway advisers are here to help with lots of information, contacts, events and support.

Supplier Development Programme (SDP)

SDP is a public sector partnership which delivers a variety of FREE tender training, via classroom style workshops working in conjunction with Local Authorities across Scotland, digitally via webinar and also provides a range of online resources connecting businesses with the Scottish public sector. 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.

Find your nearest office

Business Gateway Elgin

17 High Street
Elgin
IV30 1EG
Get directions
01343 509 155

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday

09:00 to 17:00