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Choosing your business premises

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What does this involve?

Your business premises should support you to be an effective enterprise. That means finding premises in a location that works for your business, your staff and your customers. You must arrive at a realistic budget that considers all of the costs but doesn’t increase your overheads too much. Flexibility is important – your business needs may change in future.

View Business Gateway’s guide to choosing your business premises to see what else you must consider. Our free guide looks at premise requirements and costs, location factors, legal considerations and how to search for premises.

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 business based in Scotland, at any stage in its life cycle.

How long does this take?

The guide to choosing your business premises is a 5-minute read.

Important information

Your local authority may keep a register of commercial properties that are currently available. You can also outline your premise requirements to estate agents and solicitors who deal with commercial property locally.

Next steps

Visit the Business Gateway website for more advice on choosing your business premises.

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