Starting your business

Do you dream of being your own boss? Now could be the time to make your dream a reality. At Business Gateway we have a team of Start Up Business Advisers who can support you with areas such as market research, marketing, naming, planning, financing and would love to hear from you.

Events and Workshops

Experience tells us that events and workshops are a great way to learn. Over the coming weeks we have various events to take you through most of the topics useful to a pre-start up business including:

  • Business Planning
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Book-Keeping.

Book a space on our workshops or call 01835 818 215.

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New Enterprise Allowance Scheme

We work closely with the Department of Work and Pensions to deliver the New Enterprise Allowance Scheme. If you are currently unemployed, and are looking at starting your own business, you may qualify to receive grant funding of £1274 over the first 26 weeks of trading.

To find out whether you would qualify for this, speak to your local JobCentre Plus office.

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Princes Trust Youth Business Scotland

Princes Trust Youth Business Scotland supports young people, between the ages of 18 to 30 years old, start up and develop a business. By providing essential funding and professional mentoring support, Youth Business Scotland provides support to young people interested in entrepreneurship. In addition to helping young people start-up in business, Youth Business Scotland assists entrepreneurs who have previously been supported by The Trust to grow their existing business.

To find out more, call 0845 634 6098 or email

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