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Starting Your Business 

Starting a business can be daunting but it is also an exciting and life changing event.

We are passionate about inspiring individuals, like you, helping you unlock your entrepreneurial talent to get started in business. All our advisers have extensive industry experience, most of which have run their own businesses and therefore truly understand the challenges you face.

Every year we help hundreds of local businesses start up.  We can provide you with fully-funded, practical business advice and information. Whatever stage you’re at, we’re here to help.

Contact us today to see how we can help you. We would also be delighted to facilitate introductions across our extensive partner network.

“STEP and Business Gateway has been truly instrumental in getting McQueen Gin this far.”

Dale McQueen, McQueen Gin

How we can help you

STEP delivers Business Gateway services in Stirling which is fully funded by the government, and free of charge for you and your business.

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11 Sep 2017

Scotland – the home of bagpipes, haggis, and increasingly, multi-billion-pound tech businesses

When you think of ‘unicorns’, nine times out of ten it conjures up images of mythical beasts found in fairytales. What you might not know though i...
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29 Aug 2017

New workshops available – helping businesses take off around the world!

Business Gateway Forth Valley, in conjunction with Scottish Development International, has launched a series of workshops that will help local busines...
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27 Jul 2017

STEP wins Stirling Business Gateway contract

STEP Scotland will continue to deliver Business Gateway services across Stirling for the next five years, as it has been doing since Business Gateway...
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