Our Services

Find out about the free support and guidance we offer to businesses across Scotland.

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Rising Costs Support

Our online resources below are available to help with advice and guidance, and we have signposted where to seek help from our partners. Or contact your local office to get 1:1 advice from our advisers in your area.

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Webinars, Events & Podcasts

We have a selection of webinars and events to support you and your team – whatever stage your business is at. Search below for what is running in your region.

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Planning To Start

Starting a business doesn't have to be scary! In just 10 minutes, if you give us some information about your idea and plans, you'll get access to our Planning To Start service. We'll provide you with a free start-up toolkit and connect you with your nearest Business Gateway office - your first step towards a tailored action plan specific to your needs and business idea.

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Local Office Business Support

Business Gateway have local offices all over Scotland. Your local office can provide support on starting up, funding, business plans and more.

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Get 1:1 business advice

No one knows your business like you do. But for those times when you need advice, support or just a fresh pair of eyes, turn to your local business adviser.

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DigitalBoost

Access free webinars and online resources to help your business do more with digital. Plus, you can take our free Digital Health Check to assess your business’s digital performance & access tailored support.
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Market Reports

Improve your understanding of your market. Download our free market reports for key information and research on your specific area of business.

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Research Service

We’re experts at getting you answers. Request free research to develop and grow your business or idea.

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Success Stories

Learn how to succeed from businesses we've supported and be inspired by leading entrepreneurs and our own business advisers.

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Business Development Programmes

To find out more information on our business programmes, contact your Business Gateway office today. Your adviser can let you know about the availability of places and if any specific criteria apply.

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Find Business Support

FindBusinessSupport.gov.scot directs businesses to Scotland’s public sector support. It gives customers an overview of all funding and services offered by public sector organisations across Scotland, making it quicker and easier for businesses to find the information, advice and support they need, when they need it.

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Strengthen Your Business

Looking for resources and support to help you strengthen your business?

Take 10 minutes to complete the questions in our tool and get a personalised dashboard of resources. Plus, we’ll put you in contact with your nearest Business Gateway office if you’d like more advice.

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See how we’ve helped

6,076

Businesses helped start up in 2020/21

38,290

People contacted us for support and advice in the last year

33,683

People attended our workshops & webinars across Scotland

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