Thinking of a business start-up?

If you're facing redundancy, now might be the perfect time to reset your career path entirely - become your own boss. We've identified organisations that can help you use redundancy as a springboard to start your own business.

Business Gateway

Business Gateway offer practical help and guidance to business start-ups and entrepreneurs. They offer a range of professional services and resources, including:

  • a programme of fully-funded local workshops and events held throughout Scotland
  • advice to suit specific business needs through a network of experiences business advisers
  • a dedicated team for providing business information and support on all aspects of starting and growing your business.

Business Gateway also have strong partnerships with a wide variety of professional organisations to ensure clients receive the best possible advice to match their ambitions.

Find out more at or call them on 0300 013 4753


The Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) education team provides a range of digital products which aim to support businesses in meeting their obligations to HMRC. This support is available through a variety of products, all made accessible online.

Find out more at:

Getting a Job

If your main aim is finding and applying for jobs, go here for advice and guidance than can help you.

Career Advice

Conquer your career goals with practical tips, information and guidance to help you no matter what stage of your career journey you're in.

Learning and Training

If you're considering applying for a course or searching for learning opportunities to boost your career, we have advice for you here.