Business Advice

Start Up and Growth

Start Up

If you are considering starting your own business in Angus or are in the early stages of trading, Business Gateway is available to help and guide you on the path to success.

The website provides a wide range of useful information from the basics of starting up, including finance advice, and tax and legal issues to creating a business plan and considering marketing strategies.

The guides available include:

There are also video case studies and diaries and lists of events in the area which relate specifically to business start ups.

For further information, visit the Business Gateway website or contact them on 01382 443400 (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm).


If you are looking to expand your business into new premises, increase your workforce or invest in new equipment, our Invest in Angus team will be happy to talk through your plans and signpost you to the most appropriate support.

To support your growth plans we offer leases on a range of properties – office and industrial, a free recruitment service for your new workforce, Modern Apprenticeships, and work experience opportunities.

But we also work with partners to ensure a coordinated and collaborative approach to your business

Business Gateway Tayside

Offers dedicated business advisers for 1 to 1 support, specialist advice across a range of topics – from HR to marketing – and a regular series of business workshops and drop in sessions

Scottish Enterprise

Have a team of specialist advisers for business development and advice on:

  • Developing your team
  • Expanding into international markets
  • Improving productivity
  • Finding investment
  • Developing new products and services

Skills Development Scotland – Skills for Growth

A fully funded service for businesses with between five and 250 employees, it offers up to two days of business consultancy, helping employers understand their skills needs and to create a detailed business plan.


There are a number of funding options to suit your growth ambitions – from grants to loans.