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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

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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17 Apr 2018

And innovation is..

New ideas may come from the introduction of new technology, material or products. Or your business may discover them through staff, customer or market...
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05 Apr 2018

Why we need to talk about ‘Women in Leadership’

Books are being written, bloggers are encouraging discussion, reports are being created and Women leader figures are on the rise. But how will we cont...
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12 Mar 2018

Premises Checklist

As any start-up knows taking the first step into your commercial premises is a big one and a huge chapter in your business story. So how do you know w...
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