Support

Starting a business

Starting a business can be a challenge.

Whether it’s writing a business plan, understanding and accessing finance or establishing how to market and sell products or services, our advice and support can help.

Through dedicated workshops and the Business Gateway service, our Business Advisers can help.

Read our case study on Legacy, a start-up business from Glasgow who with the support of Business Adviser Mark Houston, are on the road to success.

Women into Business Networking Events

For women thinking of starting a business, there is the opportunity to attend Women into Business Networking Events. These are free monthly events which are especially useful from the pre-launch stage and up until two years self-employment. To find out when the next event is on visit - http://www.bgateway.com/local-offices/glasgow/events 

Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Community

Specialist advice is available to those in the black and ethnic (BME) community willing to start up their own business. Contact the Glasgow local office on 0141 530 6205 for information on eligibility.

Community Business Boost

The Community Business Boost supports new and expanding local businesses by offering part-funding of premises costs over two years. Find out more here.

Business at The Mitchell

You can access a vast amount of business data and resources both online or in person at Business at The Mitchell, The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN. Visit http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries/the-mitchell-library/business-mitchell/pages/home.aspx or call 0141 287 2904 for further information.

Find out more about Business Gateway Glasgow support as well as upcoming events and workshops: http://www.bgateway.com/local-offices/glasgow