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Starting or growing your own business

There are a range of services that provide advice, guidance and support to help you grow and develop your business in North Lanarkshire.

Enterprise Team

The team offers guidance and support with expertise and knowledge on the main growth sectors. Our officers have access to networks, relevant business events and information on potential financial assistance. We can provide information on the availability of suitable commercial property throughout the area.

We have changed the way we do business. From the end of March, our business enquiry system is now online only. This new way of working will make it quicker and easier for you to manage your business enquiries. This is a two-step process. The first step is setting up a Bisaccount. This is a simple, secure way to help businesses transact with us online using just one username and password. We have created FAQs to support you with any queries you may have about setting up your online account.

Business Gateway Lanarkshire

Business Gateway Lanarkshire provides advice and support for new and growing businesses. They also run workshops to help you increase the skills required to run a successful business. They can help you achieve business recovery or growth, and help you find the right funding for your business.

Federation of Small Businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses is a non-profit making and non-party political organisation, established over 45 years ago to help their members succeed in business. It has 230 branches, one of which is in Lanarkshire.

Members receive an exclusive package of great value business services including advice, financial products and support. The benefits include protection in the case of tax inspection, legal and HR advice, as well as local networking groups and business banking. FSB is also the UK’s leading business campaigner, focused on delivering change which supports smaller businesses to grow and succeed.

Lanarkshire Chamber of Commerce and Trade

Lanarkshire Chamber of Commerce and Trade offers real benefits to its members:

  • networking opportunities
  • direct access to other business support and advice organisations
  • lobbying local and national government on your behalf
  • practical advice and help on exporting
  • purchasing opportunities that can reduce business costs

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise aims to stimulate the sustainable growth of Scotland's economy. It helps ambitious and innovative businesses to grow and succeed. It also works with public and private sector partners to develop the business environment in Scotland. Scottish Enterprise delivers a range of dedicated support services locally, nationally and internationally.

Scottish Development International

Scottish Development International helps foreign companies invest and thrive in Scotland. They also help local enterprises make the most of international trade and global markets.

Page last updated:
28 Mar 2024

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