Starting a Business
New business is the lifeblood of any area.
West Lothian's Business Gateway team deliver a full range of services designed to meet the needs of all those wishing to start a new business, buy into a business opportunity or become self-employed.
We can offer help and assistance including:
Business Gateway works closely with the Prince's Trust Youth Business Scotland (PTYBS) providing additional support, including grants & loans for young people aged between 18 and 26 who want to start a business.
Individuals who are starting in business as a registered childminder may be able to benefit from a grant of up to £250 to meet the Care Commission's requirements. Applications should be made through the Business Gateway prior to being fully registered with the Care Commission.
Over 80% of new businesses assisted by the Enterprise Centre are still going strong after two years.
Why not get some inspiration from Case Studies of local business start-ups.
Our start up services are free, easily accessible and our staff are friendly and impartial. Call us now on 01506 777400 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org