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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.

FREE Business Gateway Rural Advice Clinics

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 (9am to 12pm) in Callander.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 (2pm to 5pm) in Balfron.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 (9am to 12pm) in Callander.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 (2pm to 5pm) in Balfron.

Pre-booking is essential. Contact STEP reception on: or call: 01786 463416.

“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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STEP news

20 Jul 2017

Make Stirling City Deal a deal for everyone

We welcome guest-blogger Hisashi Kuboyama, Development Manager for West of Scotland, Federation of Small Businesses.  In last year’s Autumn Statem...
13 Jul 2017

Business Gateway praises Scotland’s SME’s

Scotland’s national business advice service, Business Gateway, has praised the continued ambition of Scotland’s SMEs. The recognition of Scotland...
04 Jul 2017

EU funding options for SME’s to be discussed at July 25th event

Are you keen to access EU funding for your business, but not sure what’s out there following Brexit?  An EU-funding event is being held in Edin...

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