If you are considering starting up a new business, you need to consider a number of factors to ensure the best chance of success, including researching your business idea, business planning, funding and finding and keeping customers.
We offer free and impartial business advice to anyone wanting to start up or develop a business in Shetland. The Business Gateway website and Enquiry Service can provide a wealth of information tailored to your business needs, and the local office in Lewrick offers one to one support from a business advisor as well as promoting a range of locally run courses.
You can contact the Business Gateway team in several ways: Contact the Business Gateway National Enquiry Service on 0845 609 6611 - who can provide initial information, guide you round the website and pass your details to a local Business Advisor to arrange an appointment.
You can also contact the office in Lerwick by telephone, email, post or personal visit::
Business Gateway Shetland
3 North Ness Business Park
01595 708 032
Days Open: Monday to Friday
Times Open: 09:00 to 17:00
Shetland Islands Council has a financial assistance scheme aimed at supporting businesses, including new starts. For information on that scheme please click here.