Starting a new business

There are many things to think about when starting up and running a business. This guidance is to help if you are considering setting up a business or taking over an existing one.

Make a business plan

When you first start thinking about your business, you might want to make a business plan. Find advice on making a business plan on Business Gateway.



We can also help point you at land or property for your business venture:


Our Business Directory can help to promote your business:


Council tenders and contracts are available from time to time. Our Supplier Development Programme can help you seek out business opportunities.

Food businesses

If you are starting a food business such as a cafe or hot food van, there are some specific requirements you'll need to meet: