advice for your
rural business

Speak to your rural adviser call 01786 498 643 or email us

Help for your rural business

47% of Stirling’s businesses are located in rural areas.

It’s because of this we understand that you are faced with your own unique challenges. That’s why we ensure that businesses like yours are kept informed, able to participate and benefit from existing business initiatives and support programmes available.

Your dedicated Rural Business Adviser has over 20 years experience working with rural businesses and knows just how your business differs from your urban counterparts.

Rural Business Clinics

Our monthly rural clinics offer you the opportunity to meet with our rural business advisor and IT specialist on a one to one basis. Currently we run the clinics Balloch, Balfron and Callander. Pre-Booking essential. Click here for further information and to book

Rural Business Events

STEP also hosts regular rural roadshows across the region. Working partnership with other rural business support organisations including Visit Scotland, Zero Waste Scotland and The Great Trossachs Forrest, this is a great opportunity for rural businesses to learn about the initiatives which could benefit their businesses, discover what funding is available as well as giving them a chance to meet other rural businesses. We focus on the challenges facing rural businesses today as well as providing information on the wider support programmes available to all businesses.

Click here to find out about our next roadshow.

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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