Business Incubator and retail academy in Paisley, Scotland

Supporting Start-Up in Renfrewshire

Did you know that over 300 businesses started last year in Renfrewshire and that nearly all of them received support from our Business Gateway service?

Our local Business Gateway service is here to help you become self-employed or start your new business whether you have a great idea but don’t know where to start, or if you have already made progress with your concept, but need specific help, we can help.

Although it is tempting to dive in and to try and turn your theory into reality, please make the most of the resources that exist on your doorstep. Talk to our team of experienced advisors who will discuss your idea with you on a one-to-one basis, to see if it is a viable business that could really succeed for you.

Our free support includes:

  • Workshops, training and events
  • Expert advice
  • Business planning
  • Business information and market research
  • Access to Local Authority and Scottish Enterprise programmes
  • Aftercare support
  • Links with professional organisations

To find out more contact the team at or call 0141 530 2406.

Case Studies

The workshops I attended have been open and friendly, all levels of business experience were catered for and the services covered the broad spectrum of the business world.

I’d say it is great to get knowledge from those who are currently or have done business.

There are a lot of courses, from entry level to in depth workshops which take you through the journey of starting a business from idea through to further growth. There really is something for everyone. GKF PrintStudio – Personalised Clothing has utilised the BGateway service and we have definitely seen a beneficial partnership which has allowed the business to perform and continue its growth.”

“Thanks to Business Gateway, we met our current mentor, who has completely changed our perception of business management and helps us keep on top of things as the business grows rapidly.”

“I went to Business Gateway when I felt I knew what I was doing with my new business but lacked the confidence to jump into it. Talking with James Edmonds gave me the confidence to leap and find out this company can actually fly! I have been put in contact with many people who have supported this business get up and running and the advice he has given me has been unparalleled.

This service is a key player in assisting start ups thrive and I could not recommend it highly enough”