Your business idea
Starting a business involves a wide range of tasks, from coming up with a business name, to setting up bank accounts, finding premises and the list goes on. That’s where our advisers come in!
Our advice is always confidential and we can help you explore the best options for you, whether that is becoming self employed or setting up a limited company. Come and talk to us – it’s free!
Workshops and Events
We run a varied programme of free business start-up events designed to cover the essentials of starting a business. Popular topics include finance, bookkeeping, business planning, tax, becoming an employer, marketing, social media and what to consider when creating your web site.
Planning your Finance
Every business needs funds to get started and a healthy cash flow to keep going.
At Business Gateway West Dunbartonshire we can help you explore potential sources of finance available from loans to grants and external investment as well as viable options and best practice when it comes to getting paid.
Finding Business Premises
Is working from home really the best option for you or would it be better to source a small office space? Maybe you need premises to start trading. Either way, we can assist you in finding vacant industrial and commercial units to meet your needs in the West Dunbartonshire Council area. Not only that, there may be support available which your local adviser will be able to provide more information on.