Start Up Support

Do you have a great Business Idea and don’t know what to do next, or are you starting up a new business and need some support? 

Business Gateway Stirling helps hundreds of local businesses start up each year. Whatever stage you are at, Business Gateway can help. 

Your business idea

If you have a Business Idea and don’t know how to make it a reality, we can help. We will help you evaluate your idea, offer you training, advice and access to the right information to get your business off to a success. 

How we can help get your business started

A Business Plan can help get your business off to a successful start by having a set direction, helping you to monitor how it’s going and get a better understand whether you have reached your goals. 

A Business Plan should cover your business concept, its objectives, strategies to meet the objectives, markets and financial forecasts. A business plan is a key tool in helping you secure funding. 

At Business Gateway Stirling, we are experts in developing successful business plans and will work with you so you understand the ins and outs of the plans content. 

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Business Start Up Workshops

Are you about to get started or already trading? 

We can help you ensure that you have completed everything that you need to with our start-up checklist. 

For example, if you plan to take on staff or register for VAT within your first 18 months of trading and are a newly registered business you're eligible for 1-2-1 local advisory support to assist you and your business development plans for the entire 18-month period – at no cost.

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Funding your idea

Business Gateway Stirling can help you find ways to finance your new business. This can include information on loans, grants, external investments and other financial opportunities.

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