Successful applicants will attend a series of Business Gateway workshops

Business Gateway Workshops

The Town Catalyst - Retail Incubator isn't just about subsidising new businesses, we also want to make sure that budding entrepreneurs get the support and training they need to master the intricacies of running a business. To that end there will be a number of training sessions or workshops, tailored to the business in question, and offered by the Business Gateway. These workshops will help people to acquire all of the skills they need to run a successful business for years to come.

For a sample of the kinds of workshops offered, take a look at the Business Gateway Events.

About the Business Gateway

Business Gateway is a publicly funded service contributing to the economic well being of Scotland by providing access to free business support services. Business Gateway offers assistance and impartial advice to people starting or growing their business.

Example Workshops offered

Social Media workshop

Social Media

Deepen your understanding of social media and learn how it can serve as a customer service platform, increase brand awareness, improve your search engine optimisation, and measure your marketing.

Finance workshop


An introduction to the finances of business, including a look at how to manage profit and loss, produce a cashflow, working capital, sources of finance, and the different legal structures of a business.

Becoming an employer workshop

Becoming an employer

Get to grips with the process of employing people with information on recruiting, setting salaries, registering with HMRC, health and safety obligations, managing staff performance, and more.

Digital Marketing workshop

Digital Marketing

Learn all about the practical steps you need to take to design a digital marketing strategy that will meet your business objectives, create more leads, and help you grow your business.