Business Growth and Start-up Advice

The Business Gateway service in East Dunbartonshire provides new-start businesses with access to a wide range of detailed information, advice, workshops and events in areas such as:

  • Business Planning
  • Marketing
  • Business Finance

We have experienced business advisors that can assist you through the process of starting and growing your business.  You can arrange an appointment with one of our Business Gateway advisors in your local office (Kirkintilloch and Milngavie) by calling 0141 578 8530.

New-start businesses are also able to access other forms of financial support:

Start-up Loans can provide personal loans of between £1,000 and £25,000 to individuals that have recently started a new business. In addition to the loan, you will also be able to access support for up to 12 months from a skilled business advisor.

There is also support for businesses that employ a young East Dunbartonshire resident in the form of a wage subsidy.

* The Find Business Support Scotland website (external link opens in new window) is a valuable resource – giving businesses an overview of all funding and services offered by public sector organisations across Scotland. It makes it quicker and easier for businesses to find the information, advice and support they need, when they need it.

Information is available for businesses of all sizes – from start-ups to established companies, from sole traders to large enterprises, from commercial businesses to social enterprises. For more information on opportunities to cut costs, access training and adapt to climate change challenges, visit our webpage (external link opens in new window).