I am thinking about relocating to Argyll and Bute and starting my own business, what support is available?
Argyll and Bute Council’s Business Gateway service can provide information and support to help you start and grow your business in our area. We have a team of experienced advisors who can discuss your business plans and help identify the support available.
To contact Business Gateway please telephone 01546 604555 (Monday – Friday, 0900-1700) or email email@example.com
What can Business Gateway help me with?
Business Gateway can help in a number of ways, providing advice, training, expert help or information tailored to your business.
Whatever stage you are at, you can meet with an experienced local business advisor, by phone or video call, to discuss your business. As well as years of experience in helping businesses, all our advisors have also either run their own business or spent time in the commercial world.
Advisors can offer support on a wide range of topics, from improving profitability and sustainability, understanding legal and regulatory requirements, to getting a new business off the ground or exploring funding options to expand.
Our advisors can also signpost you to other relevant services, make referrals, share useful contacts and help you navigate the wider business support landscape.
The case studies below highlight how businesses have benefited from Business Gateway support.
- Growth for Helensburgh garden design business
- Iona jewellery business set to expand into international markets
- Yacht rigging business accelerates growth after successful launch
What business grants are available in Argyll and Bute?
Argyll and Bute Council has a range of schemes providing financial assistance for businesses based in Argyll and Bute. This includes a start-up grant of up to £1000 and a business development grant of up to £5000- Financial support and grants for businesses
Business Gateway can also signpost to funding available from other organisations.