Start Up a Business

If you’re planning to start up a new business then you’re in good company. Last year over 200 new businesses started up in West Dunbartonshire and received support to start up and grow with support from our Local Business Gateway team.

Starting any new business can be daunting. Our experienced and skilled team is here to support you with your new venture by providing practical advice and information. We will connect you with the right advisers and help you find the ideal location for your new business.

To guide you through these areas we can support you with:

  • Business Advisers providing one to one support
  • Business Skills workshops
  • Signposting to sources of finance and funding
  • Access to market intelligence and business information
  • Assistance to find business premises
  • MyBusiness App – a great business planning tool

Last year we provided start-up advice and support to over 200 new businesses in West Dunbartonshire.

Start Up a Business Case Studies

Mallow and Macaron

Mallow and Macaron

When Susan Heycoop retired after 27 years as a tour director, the West Dunbartonshire woma…

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McCreadie Chimney Services

McCreadie Chimney Services

Since starting his business, Dunbartonshire chimney sweep Paul McCreadie has already made …

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