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Starting a business

West Lothian's Business Gateway team deliver a full range of services designed to meet the needs of all those wishing to start a new business, buy into a business opportunity or become self-employed.

New business is the lifeblood of any area

West Lothian Business Gateway and the council can offer help and assistance including:

  • Advice on developing a business plan
  • Advice about financing your business
  • Help to find business premised in West Lothian using the online Property Search

Business Gateway works closely with the Prince's Trust Youth Business Scotland providing additional support, including grants & loans for young people aged between 18 and 26 who want to start a business.