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Help for start-ups - the support available for your start up

Support provided by Business Gateway

What does this involve?

Various support is available to entrepreneurs based in Scotland. And you may be able to tap into more targeted advice and opportunities if you belong to a certain demographic. Discover what’s on offer by reading the Business Gateway guide to help for start-ups.

In the guide, find out about the extra support for entrepreneurs who:

  • are female
  • are under 30 or over 50
  • are on low incomes
  • are from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities
  • have a disability

Funding, training, advice, mentoring and networking opportunities are all on offer.

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 potential start-up or new business based in Scotland.

How long does this take?

Read the guide to help for start-ups in 4 minutes.

Important information

Business Gateway runs regular events to support start-ups in locations across Scotland. All our workshops and events are free to attend – you just need to book your place in advance.

Next steps

Visit the Business Gateway website for more information on the support available for your start up. 

Support provided by Business Gateway