How to Start a Business in Bonhill

How to Start a Business in Bonhill


If you run a business in Bonhill or if you are thinking of starting a new business in Bonhill we hope that you will find this site both interesting and useful.

It has been designed to help you find local firms and business support organisations who will be happy to give you friendly advice as well as provide the services that you may need.

Other towns covered in West Dunbartonshire: Alexandria  |  Balloch  |  Bonhill  |  Clydebank  |  Dalmuir  |  Dumbarton  |  Old Kilpatrick  | 

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How to Start a Business in Scotland

How to Start a Business in scotlandWe have created a series of free downloadable step-by-step guides which we hope will help you plot your way to start-up success.

They each contain useful contacts as well as an easy to follow snapshot of all the key subjects.

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Latest Business Start Up News

We are constantly searching for interesting or useful stories that might appeal to small business owners and new business start-ups. Some of the latest additions are listed below or see all news articles

Shoreditch prepares for landmark business event
Shoreditch prepares for landmark business event
A conference and exhibition aimed at the UK’s most ambitious and fastest-growing businesses is coming to Shoreditch in 2014.

The Elite Business National Conference and Exhibition will be held over two days from 10–11 April at The Old Truman Brewery, and is expected to attract 15,000 attendees. The event will encompass a series of seminars, workshops and presentations from some of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs. Confirmed speakers include Karren Brady, Michelle Mone and Michael Portillo, whilst Companies House, the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and BT Business are amongst the organisations exhibiting at the event.

The company behind the Elite Business National Conference and Exhibition – CE Media – is the publisher of national print and digital title Elite Business Magazine, which is dedicated to entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The publication was established in 2011 and currently has 32,000 subscribers, with the digital version of the magazine distributed to a further 800,000 SMEs via a network of online partners.

Scott English, managing director of CE Media, commented: “Thanks to the insight and invaluable feedback from our readers, we recognise that now is the right time to cater for the needs of our stellar high-growth businesses and exceptional entrepreneurs. The Elite Business National Conference and Exhibition represents a fantastic platform for this to be achieved.”

According to the Business Growth Fund (BGF) Growth Companies Barometer, the population of UK companies with a turnover of between £2.5m and £100m has consistently been around 23,000 to 25,000. It is the owners and directors of these firms that are expected to attend The Elite Business National Conference and Exhibition to learn from top business leaders and connect with companies that offer products and services to support their growth and expansion.

Free tickets are available to all relevant business owners and directors to attend the trade exhibition, seminars and workshops. Tickets for the conference are on sale later this month. For more information, please visit |

Exciting news for UK start-ups.
Exciting news for UK start-ups.
The launch of Virgin StartUp was announced yesterday. This will be a not-for-profit company, which will offer financial support, mentoring and business advice to thousands of young entrepreneurs across the UK. Partners include Richard Branson himself, Richard Reed (co-founder of Innocent Drinks), James Caan (StartUp Loans) and the Cavendish Consortium (a network of UK Enterprise Agencies).

Start Up Loans now available to over 30's
Start Up Loans now available to over 30's
If you are thinking of starting a business (or have done so in the past 12 months) and need to borrow some money, this may be great news. Previously only available to anybody aged under 30, the age cap has now been lifted.

Business Seminar (Hampshire) - Pensions Auto-Enrolment
Business Seminar (Hampshire) - Pensions Auto-Enrolment
Rothmans Accountants invite you to join them for a business seminar on 11th September. It will be an informative evening on auto-enrolment, with your chance to quiz the expert panel on all things pensions, and how this may affect you.

5 Must-Read Books For Starting Your Company
5 Must-Read Books For Starting Your Company
A list of five books that Forbes have concluded that every start-up should read. There are quite a few similar lists on the Internet but this one includes titles that are not usually mentioned.

Local Firms

Although there are plenty of online business directories, it can sometimes be quite difficult to find LOCAL companies who are genuinely keen to support you. For example if you are based in Bonhill , it makes sense to use an accountant, web designer or printer based in Bonhill who is prepared to help small businesses or new business start ups.

Bonhill Business Advice & Support | Bonhill Accountants | Banking & Finance | Commercial Property | Business Law | Business Opportunities | Communications | Education & Training | Bonhill Graphic Design | Bonhill Networking Clubs | Online Marketing | Printers | Sales & Marketing | Bonhill Utilities | Bonhill Web Design | Bonhill Business Directory

Everything You Need to Know About Starting a Business

In addition to these local pages, we have also compiled a library of information covering all of the key issues that you have to consider when you start a business. This includes articles, downloads and links to the best resources that are available for new business start ups.

Select subject from the dropdown list.

Bonhill Business Start-Up Contacts

If you offer a product or service that can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the Bonhill area, we would love to hear from you. (Add Your Link)

Business Mentoring Scotland
The Business Mentoring programme provides mentors to businesses in Scotland looking for guidance. The programme is delivered across Scotland by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce.
| | 0845 609 6622

Community Enterprise in Strathclyde
Using our expert knowledge of the social enterprise sector we provide a range of independent and professional business support services for social and community enterprises. As the leading enterprise support agency in Scotland. | | 0141 425 2900

Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
2 Festival Square, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3 9SU. E-mail:
| | 0131 221 2999

Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to the success of its member companies. Working with a variety of partners and development agencies we deliver a range of support to start and grow successful businesses, including advice and guidance, training, development and e-business. | | 0131 221 2999

Forward Scotland
Forward Scotland carries out its work through a range of development projects and grant schemes funded by private and public sources. Working with clients, strategic partners and community groups, our activities research key themes and issues of sustainable development to produce innovative and practical solutions. Through the design and delivery of grant schemes we help communities across Scotland improve their local environment and achieve a better and more sustainable quality of life. Forward Scotland's core activities can be separated into three main areas: Ideas ??? concepts that we are currently working on. Publications ??? output from out research, conferences and consultations Grants ??? delivering grant schemes for community-based projects promoting sustainable development. | | 056000 10 560

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce
30 George Square, Glasgow, G2 1EQ. E-mail:
| | 0141 204 2121

Tourism Intelligence Scotland
Anyone in the tourism sector in Scotland will find Tourism Intelligence Scotland of great interest. Its a free resource jam packed with information and intelligence on tourism markets, products and shared experiences from other operators through case studies and social media
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