Get advice and support about the rising costs of doing business on the Find Business Support website.

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

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.


Local Office Business Support

We have a network of local offices all over Scotland. Your local office can help support you with all aspects of starting up or running a business, whatever your sector, size or stage.

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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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Access free webinars and coaching sessions, 1:1 support from a digital consultant, 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.


Childcare and childminding business support

Running a childcare/childminding business or looking to start one? Business Gateway can help you plan, adapt and grow.

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Find Business Support

Find Business Support is the one stop shop for information on all public sector business support available across Scotland. Whatever your business needs, there’s expert advice and resources to help you take the next step.


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