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Setting up

Find information on setting up a business in Scotland.

  1. Starting a business: first steps

    For people thinking about starting a business or becoming self-employed.

  2. Writing a business plan

    Information on what to include when writing a business plan if you're looking to raise funding or develop an idea.

  3. Set up a business in the UK

    What you need to do to set up a business - registration, licenses, banking, NI and VAT, employing people.

  4. Starting a business from your home

    Information on starting a business from your home including setting up a home office, planning permission, title deeds, health and safety, trading standards and waste management.

  5. Starting a new food business

    Information on the steps to take to launch your own food business.

  6. Setting up a social enterprise

    Start a business to help people or communities.

  7. Buying a business

    Find information on buying a franchise or an existing business.

  8. Buying or renting premises

    Information on buying or renting business premises, including government or council property.

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