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Start Up 1 to 1 Advisory Service

Support provided by Business Gateway

What does this involve?

Business Gateway has a network of over 200 business advisers across Scotland, ready to help new businesses. Every one of them is highly experienced in helping start-ups to succeed.

Your local business adviser can help you from day one, with practicalities like writing a business plan. As your plans take shape, you can access detailed business advice and market intelligence and make use of the adviser's excellent connections.

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are thinking about starting, or already run, a business in Scotland.

What does this cost?

This is a free and impartial service.

Who is this for?

Any start-up business based in Scotland. We’re here to help whether you’re just at the planning stages or have begun trading.

How long does this take?

Your local business adviser can provide advice and support for as long as you need it. Business Gateway is here to help Scottish businesses to develop and grow as well as get off the ground.

Important information

Business Gateway will match you with a business adviser based in a Business Gateway office in your region. Your adviser can visit you or vice versa – whatever works best for you.

Next steps

Visit the Business Gateway website to find your local Business Gateway office, external link which will open in a new windowopens in a new window. You can then make an appointment with an adviser. 

Support provided by Business Gateway