Growing your business

We offer a range of professional resources, support and tools designed to help growing businesses. Whether you need to learn new skills, create new opportunities or develop sustainable strategies for growth, we've something to help.

We have strong partnerships across a wide variety of professional networks, so think of us as a source of support and a gateway to expertise.

Workshops and Events

Our programme of free business events is designed with growing businesses in mind. Popular topics include recruiting and employing staff, marketing, social media, public relations, e-commerce and exporting.

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Employing People

Creating local jobs is something we are passionate about, so if you are ready to take on a new employee talk to us!

We can provide guidance on best practice pre-employment right through to getting an employment contract in place and developing your new employee. We can help you recruit with confidence.

We have strong links with Skills Development Scotland and local training providers, so once you have found your new employee, we can help you access available funding so they can get the right training to give them the best possible start in their new job.

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West Dunbartonshire Council is committed to facilitating growth in the local economy, providing a wide range of funding and support interventions for local businesses as they develop. Through its partner organisation, Business Gateway, the council offers free advisory services and expert help to enhance access to local and external funding initiatives to support business expansion and increased employment.

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