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Case studies

East Dunbartonshire chefs aim to give region a healthy boost

Two chefs who have launched their own business offering freshly made, nutritious food are hoping to raise awareness of healthy eating across East Dunbartonshire by working with schools and gyms.

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East Dunbartonshire business organises for the future

Kate Galbally set up Better Organised after a long career working for others. Here, she shares with us the story behind her business.

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East Dunbartonshire florist is blossoming

An award-winning East Dunbartonshire florist that specialises in weddings and events is celebrating 10 years in business.

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Latest News

Business Gateway praises ambition of Scotland's SMEs

Scotland’s national business advice service, Business Gateway, has praised the continued ambition of Scotland’s SMEs.

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Record numbers seek information from Business Gateway

The number people visiting Business Gateway’s website reached its highest ever level in 2015/16. 

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Your business and the EU Referendum

You can get reliable, relevant and up-to-date information and submit questions on the website – a single point of contact for businesses in Scotland.

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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 (link is external) 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 (link is external) 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.

- Business Loans Scotland (link is external) can provide a business loan of between £20,000 to £100,000, up to 50% of a start-up finance package. This is only available to incorporated businesses.

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