Events & Workshops
Business Start-Up: Awareness Seminar | 22/05/2019
This workshop aims to make you aware of the various requirements involved in setting up a business.
Social Media - What you need to know for business | 24/05/2019
"Social media can be a tool for driving engagement and sales. But if not handled correctly, it can waste your time, money and even damage your reputation."
Improve Your Search Engine Ranking | 04/06/2019
This workshop aims to improve your understanding of how search engines prioritise results.
Facebook Masterclass for Business | 07/06/2019
There are over one billion people on Facebook. Learn how to reach the right audience for your business and turn them into customers.
An introduction to blogging for small businesses | 11/06/2019
Whether you’re a start-up business or already an established company, blogging is a vital part of growing your audience and customers.
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.read more
East Dunbartonshire florist is blossoming
An award-winning East Dunbartonshire florist that specialises in weddings and events is celebrating 10 years in business.read more
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.read more
Record numbers seek information from Business Gateway
The number people visiting Business Gateway’s website reached its highest ever level in 2015/16.read more
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.