Borders College

Have you always wanted to run your own business but are unsure how to go about it?

At Business Gateway we can help guide you along the way.  

From researching your markets, sourcing suppliers, understanding your legal requirements, pricing your product or service, to sourcing finance, our team of Advisers, together with our free workshops, will help you along the road to making your dream a reality.

Our workshops look at areas such as planning your business, understanding your markets and customers, identifying your competitive advantage, forecasting cashflow and profitability.

We can also work with you to help source funding to support your business, working with agencies including:

Prince’s Trust Youth Business Scotland: aged between 18-30 year old and looking to start their own business;

New Enterprise Allowance Scheme: unemployed and looking to go self-employed, government grant during the first 26 weeks of trading;

Scottish Borders Business Fund: match-funded grant from Scottish Borders Council of up to £4,000, or 50% of the costs (whichever is the lesser);

Start Up Loan Company: loan funding for new businesses up to 24 months of trading.

You don’t have to do it on your own, and the services from Business Gateway are free. Why not get in touch to chat through your idea with us: