Your business idea

Starting your own business is exciting but at the same time a daunting thought. To make your idea a reality there's a lot to think about, but our team is here to help. With advice about whether self-employment is the right route for you, to what common mistakes to avoid and help with research and planning.

Meet an Adviser

Business Gateway can offer FREE advice and support to help you develop your ideas into an effective and practical plan. One of our advisers can meet with you to talk through your ideas and offer free advice, in confidential one to one meetings.


Business Gateway can help you learn what key things you will need to start up on your own and prepare your business plan to help you on your way.

Our FREE one and a half day start-up workshops will help you learn to develop your ideas into a practical and effective plan to launch your business.

The workshop covers key elements including:

  • Getting the marketing right for your business
  • Developing a realistic, working business plan
  • Deciding what finance you need and learn how to use financial information¬†

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Business Information

If you are looking for information to help you start or develop your business idea why not let Business Gateway help you. We have access to a wealth of FREE research and information sourced from commercial, government and industry bodies.

So, if you need some help with your market research or need some facts and figures, why not get in touch to find out what information we can provide for you?


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