Developing Your Business

Your local Business Gateway can help you develop your business in and beyond West Dunbartonshire. Whether you're considering an idea, are taking the first steps, or have been running a business for years, our team of advisers has a wealth of experience to help you at every stage.

Your business idea

If you are at the beginning of your business journey and still at the exciting pre-start stage our online tools, workshops and advisers are here to take you from the essential basics, to researching, planning and developing a business plan.

Developing your new idea, product or service

Starting your business

If you are starting up, your local office can help you consider your funding options, sourcing premises and of course finding and keeping your customers.

Find out about starting your business

Growing your business

Doing well, but want to do better? Growing a business doesn’t need to be stressful. Let us help you with advice, tools and options for growth, strategic planning and even succession planning.

Grow your markets, products or workforce

Young entrepreneurs

We’re always delighted to help young entrepreneurs fulfil their developing business ideas. Come and talk to us and we can quickly direct you to available grants, loans and specialised support for young entrepreneurs in West Dunbartonshire.

Local initiatives for young entrepreneurs


If you work in an organisation that helps business people, our Intermediaries section contains information that may help you.

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