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Business Advice

Business Gateway

Link to Business Gateway offices

An environment in which business advice is freely available is conducive to economic growth. Local authorities currently offer support to businesses through general compliance advice and through tailored advice packages called Primary Authority Partnerships. Local authorities also deliver Business Gateway.

Whatever stage your business is at; Business Gateway offers a wide range of professional resources and support. All are designed to help you learn new skills, create opportunities and develop strategies for a sustainable business. Whether you are looking to identify sources of funding, would like to network with other businesses or need advice on tax, marketing or sales, your local Business Gateway office should be your first stop.

You can access a range of professional resources, support and book onto local workshops and events through Business Gateway. Business Gateway’s Business Enquiry Service has a dedicated team answering business questions Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm. There is also a network of experienced Business Advisors giving advice on important issues such as details on legislation affecting your business sector, marketing on a budget, starting a business and employment.

Visit the Business Gateway website for more information, contact Business Gateway directly on 0845 609 66111, or email All Business Gateway services are FREE of charge.

Scotland is fortunate to have the Business Gateway resource embedded in each council. In the spirit of Better Regulation, TSS is working with Business Gateway to ensure all advisors are trained to give consumer protection advice and provide a comprehensive one stop shop for business advice.